Technique

Bryn James looks at the role of Stance in your paddling journey and takes you through all the basics and some of the more advanced techniques to ensure you paddle efficiently and maintain balance!

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SUP Technique

Bryn James is going to be working with us on our SUP technique section over the coming issues. He's a highly respected waterman who has a wealth of knowledge to share with you in the world of SUP. Our aim with the SUP technique part of the magazine is to make you a better rider and to give you the know-how you need to progress. We'll be covering both beginner, intermediate and expert skills in each issue.

SUP Technique - Matsyasana - Fish Pose - Intermediate
SUP Technique - Matsyasana - Fish Pose - Intermediate
Matsyasana - Fish Pose - Intermediate

This pose opens the back, shoulders and chest. Make sure you position the lower back over the handle so you are central on the board. The modified version of this pose is with the knees bent and feet firmly on the board hip distance apart. The arms are bent at 90 degrees with the forearm is flat on the board…

SUP Technique - Bakasana - Crow Pose - Advanced
SUP Technique - Bakasana - Crow Pose - Advanced
Bakasana - Crow Pose - Advanced

Not for the faint hearted! Make sure you only try this pose if you are competent with it on land because, on water, it’s definitely more challenging! The positioning of the hands is key to having a strong, stable foundation. Hands are placed parallel evenly on each side of the handle on the centre of the board. The best tips…

SUP Technique - Introduction to Board Selection
SUP Technique - Introduction to Board Selection
Introduction to Board Selection

Given the ever, “exponentially expanding” variety of products available on the current market (the list seems to be growing, almost on a fortnightly basis) you'd be forgiven for being confused when it comes to choosing your first board. Disciplines range from yoga, long board vs. short board surfing, touring, flat water, open water race, downwinder, river, foil and group SUP…

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SUP Reviews - dryrobe Advance Long Sleeve 2020
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SUP Reviews - Prolimit SUP Neoprene Top Airmax 2017
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SUP Reviews - F-One SUP Matira 11'0 2017
SUP Reviews - F-One SUP Matira 11'0 2017
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