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Choosing the right Stand Up Paddle


How to choose the right SUP paddle

An essential part of your stand up paddle equipment, it should not be forgotten that the paddle is the engine of the stand up paddle board.
As a result, the choice of paddle is very important according to your different practices. There are many models, blade and shaft shapes, materials as well as possible sizes and fastening systems.

To row correctly and be efficient in the movement without hurting your back, the length of the paddle must be adapted to the size of the practitioner.

The goal is for every stroke of the paddle to be effective. To do this, the blade must be completely immersed to have the best possible performance.
If you touch the water with the tip of the paddle, you won’t be able to reach an optimal speed and you may be thrown off balance.
On the other hand, a paddle that is too large will lead to slow and tiring movements, especially in the action of bringing your paddle forward.
If the paddler is stiff when paddling, then there is a good chance that his paddle is too big. Paddling involves using the entire upper torso and not just the arms, it is natural to have to lean forward when paddling to achieve more efficiency. The paddle is actually a third point of support on the water that balances your upper body and allows you to lighten the support of your legs on the board.

In this article, we detail how to choose the right SUP paddle and adapt it to your practice according to: the size adjustment and the materials used for the blade and the shaft.

We illustrate this article with our range of SROKA paddle paddles.

If you still have questions about this, or for any other request, please do not hesitate to contact us !

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