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#SUPtipTuesday Tip #22


Today's #SUPtipTuesday is "put the whole damn blade in the water!!!" Even when you're tired, even when it's choppy. The one thing you should never sacrifice about your stroke is the catch. Even if you can't reach far, your catch should still be solid. Put the blade all the way in the water ALWAYS before initiating the pull. You're going through all the effort to take a stroke regardless, and if you didn't set the blade, it's just going to slip backwards, cavitating.. so you're wasting energy, you're NOT efficient. Reach and power will come with time, start with efficiency for now. #tuesdaytip #tiptuesday #tip #tuesday#getsalty #saltlife #education #learn #sup#SUPtip #standuppaddle#standuppaddleboard #standuppaddling#standuppaddleboarding #supgirl



You bought the whole blade, you better get your $$'s worth!!


This is why some beginners feel like they are "faster" with a bigger blade. Its just a cover up for poor technique. When you put the blade in the water it should feel like concrete, it should feel hard. This is easily accomplished with a smaller blade, the smaller blade will also benefit times when you need to have a higher cadence.




If you liked this TIP, be sure to explore OTHER tips!! Here or with #SUPtipTuesday on Instagram!!

1. More time in the OCEAN

2. Weighting your Rails

3. SUP-lements

4. Paddle with Faster People

5. Positive Blade Angle

6. How to Paddle Straight

7. Try a Band for engaging your lower body

8. Tape your Paddle

9. My All-Time favorite: THE LOW BRACE!

10 Beach Start Intervals

11. Never get between the board and the beach

12. Perpendicular Nose

13. Punching out - weight distribution

14. Getting back in through the surf

15. Re-Coil a stretched out leash

16. Eat the COOKIE

17. Don't Buoy Turn Alone

18. Buoy Turns (Part 1)

19. Balance lateral strength

20. Be the FEMBOT

21. T-Spine Rotation

22. Put the BLADE in the water

23. Wear sun protection

24. You can do anything

25. Long Slow Paddles

26. Long Slow Paddles, Part 2

27. PLAY (1-legged-turns)

28. Max Heart Rate

29. Pack your Paddles

30. EZ Fin Screw

31. Staggered Stance on Race SUP

32. Don't get Bogged down (the tap-tap stroke)

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