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Why Can’t I Stand Up On My SUP / SUPboarder How To

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If you are struggling to stay standing up on your SUP, this How To video gives you the best advice to keep on your feet.

If you have just purchased a new board or are still struggling to stay standing up for an extended period of time when paddling, you may find one or more of the following reasons are holding you back.

  1. Size of your SUP; length, width, thickness and volume all play a part in how stable you will be on your board. Check to see if you are on the correct board.
  2. Conditions and paddling location; wind, weather and tides can affect your chances of staying standing when paddling. Checking the forecast and identifying a calm water location will increase your chances.
  3. Technique; You may just need to adjust your technique to help you with balance.

Watch our video on Why Can’t I Stand Up On My SUP to learn how to stand and stay standing.

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Marek Wypych
Marek Wypych
2 years ago

What is the physics behind “momentum = stability” ? Is it Bernoulli’s principle making the the bottom of the board stick to the surface of the water, and/or around the fin making it stable? Or is it some other mechanism? I know it is a nerdy question but I’ve been thinking about it for a while and really have no idea 🙂

Reuben Ellis
2 years ago
Reply to  Marek Wypych

I dear that means I will have to find out now …. I will ask Harry or blogger. He is a Naval Architect.

Marek Wypych
Marek Wypych
2 years ago
Reply to  Reuben Ellis

I would appreciate it (i hope that now you are curious too), but at the same time I can paddle without understanding it, so take it easy 🙂
Cheers 🙂

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