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How to SUP Paddle

Do I paddle with the SUP blade angle forward or backward?

If you are new to stand up paddle boarding, you may not know how to SUP. Paddle boarding is the act of using a SUP paddle to propel yourself forward while standing on a large board. The way in which you hold you paddle is an important part of paddle boarding. When most people get on a paddle board for the first time, they always seem to grab the paddle backwards. They grab it such that the angle on the blade carves back towards them. The proper way is exactly the opposite. You want the paddle to angle away from you to the front. It has something to do with the bend and recoil that this forward angle creates.

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