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How to position yourself on an inflatable paddle board?

Stand up paddleboarding is a very popular outdoor activity that allows you to move around on the water using a paddle board and paddle. If you want practical, scalable and versatile equipment, you can opt for an inflatable paddle board. The inflatable stand-up paddle board is easy to transport and store, but it’s important to know how to position yourself correctly on it to get the most out of it.

In this article, we will give you some tips on how to position yourself correctly on an inflatable paddle board. By following these tips, you should be able to paddle safely and enjoy this activity to the fullest!

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How to position yourself on an inflatable paddle, here are a few steps to follow:

  1. Position yourself on your knees : To start inflatable paddle boarding, you can start by positioning yourself on your knees. Your center of gravity will be lower and you will have more balance. Position your knees one after the other well in the middle of your paddle. For optimal balance, spread your knees about shoulder-width apart. Take your paddle in hand and start paddling as soon as you feel comfortable.
  2. Once standing, adopt the correct posture : When you feel comfortable, you can leave the kneeling position and move on to a stand. To do this, position your feet well and bend your knees slightly for maximum balance.
  3. Position your feet correctly : To be well positioned on your inflatable paddle, your feet must be placed in the middle of your board. They should be about shoulder-width apart for maximum balance.
  4. Hold your paddle well : The correct hand position is to place one hand on the top of your paddle and the second hand about in the middle of the paddle (as in the photo above). To be able to move forward, your paddle must be facing the right way, i.e. the “hollow” side of the blade must be oriented towards the back of the paddle board.

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How do you find balance and fall well in stand up paddle?

Here are some tips on how to find your balance and fall well while stand up paddle:

  • Start by mastering the basics of stand-up paddling such as stance and paddling. The more knowledge and practice you have, the more comfortable you’ll be on your board.
  • Pay attention to your position on the board to keep your balance at all times. Your feet should be at equal distance on either side of your board and your weight well in the middle for maximum balance.
  • If you’re feeling unstable, take a break and take some time to rebalance before you start paddling again. If you feel like you’re losing your balance, try crouching down slightly to get closer to the surface of the water and regain your stability.
  • In the event of a fall, don’t panic. Stay calm and move closer to your paddle board to float. You can try
    to get back on your paddle
    board by putting your hands on the edges of the board, pushing yourself upwards, and using your legs to come back up.
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Our tips for not falling on an inflatable paddle board

To get the most out of the fun that inflatable paddle boarding, it’s important to know how to avoid falling. We have written down a few tips that will allow you to keep your balance as well as possible to avoid falling off your board. 

  1. Make sure your paddle is properly inflated and stable before you start. A paddle board that isn’t inflated enough or leaks can be unstable and you may fall more easily.

  2. Choose an inflatable stand up paddle board that suits your level and weight. A board that is too small or unstable can be more difficult to control. Find our advice for choosing your inflatable paddle board.

  3. Pay attention to the weather conditions before heading out on a stand up paddleboard. High waves or strong winds can make your ride more difficult and increase the risk of falls.

  4. Always wear a flotation suit and even a life jacket if you want extra safety. This will help you stay on the surface of the water in case you fall.

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

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