Sunday, September 1, 2013
Yesterday I did a little Land Paddling, and decided to make a short video to show everyone what it's all about. Land Paddling is cross training for Stand Up Paddle Boarding but it is also a fun way to get around in it own right. It is also quite the head turner. From their expressions I could tell that some people thought it was pretty cool, others thought I was an idiot, and some couldn't wait to tell their friends or family that they saw some weirdo pushing himself with a stick while on a skateboard. I enjoy it quite a bit I'm thinking about getting a board more suited to land paddling from Billy Lush Brand who are on the forefront of developing land paddling into a viable fitness activity. Their boards are wider allowing a more natural SUP stance which is easier on the body allowing for equal paddling on both sides. In a staggered stance on a regular longboard while paddling on both sides is possible most paddling is done on the front side. This unbalanced approach led to a little strain in my right shoulder. I'm almost healed now but that wider BLB board is sounding better all the time.