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I’ve been listening to quite a few M Sissons interviews recently and he raves about paddle boarding. Anyone here do it? Experiences and advice??
Plus... there is paddle board yoga (for those so inclined...)Canoeing feels fuddy duddy to me. Way too far away from the water.
Kayaking is awesome, efficient, and fun.
Paddleboarding is fun and challenging. You can also get in many different positions on the board -- standing, kneeling, sitting, lying down... that you can't in a kayak.
Paddleboarding is more of a whole body effort. You have to dig your feet in and brace really strongly every time you dig in with the paddle. It's hard to describe exactly but you feel it from your neck to your toes with each paddle stroke. Really, really good whole body workout. You get a push and a pull simultaneously, along with strong core bracing. Plus great balance work. I did lots of distance paddling for 3-4 years. I was out for 3-4 hours paddling hard some days. I was also weightlifting and running. It did not seem to interfere with the weight training much.Folks, I've never paddleboarded - is there any reason to prefer it to a more traditional thing like canoeing? I saved my pennies and bought a canoe when I was about 14 years old and used it a lot during my high school years.
If you are going to be surfing in serious waves, or are planning on doing some racing, or big crossings, I would consider going rigid.I just went out and bought a used paddle board for cheap a few months ago. Had some dings and dents on it, but like some have said here, I just like being on the water and have always picked up on any water sports/sports pretty quickly. I had never paddle boarded before buying one for $190 and I didn't have trouble getting up my first time, but it is a good workout and portable and if you have a friend or spouse that has one too, it can be really fun to go out and paddle around and spend the day. Grew up with kayaks and can say that paddle boarding is a much better full body workout just due to the fact that your standing. I recommend it, and you probably don't need to pay for lessons. Sometimes the best and most fun way to learn is failing anyway.
I've never seen one of these inflatable ones? What's the deal with those? Does it make it easier or harder?
Ok that's what I figured. I like my old, slick, rigid board and don't plan on changing anytime soon. Seems more diverse. Thanks for clarifyingIf you are going to be surfing in serious waves, or are planning on doing some racing, or big crossings, I would consider going rigid.
If you are just out for fun and some exercise, then the inflatable ones will work very well. (That being said, I heard of some guy doing the Colorado River on an inflatable...)
Paddleboarding really is fun indeed, I tryed it out on our trip to the Slovenian alps. They took us to a lake in the middle of the mountains and showed us how to do it, and I must say it's really easy. It's a perfect sport if you do it someplace nice. Here is the company's link if you ever stumble there. Www.bovecpaddleboarding.comI’ve been listening to quite a few M Sissons interviews recently and he raves about paddle boarding. Anyone here do it? Experiences and advice??