#39.Wash Riding

Wash Riding is a great training and racing skill which should be learnt in a safe environment with fellow paddlers. There are three different wash riding positions which we discuss in this podcast as well as the Gentleman’s Agreement when taking leads and also when changing positions.

#38.Timing

Over the years of our podcasts, we have broken everything down into its parts. Now its time to bring them all together and discuss the importance of timing. Our focus is to get the correct sequence and ensure that the paddle is our first movement followed by rotation and leg drive. We also give you […]

#32.What Blade Size Should I Be Using?

On this month’s podcast we are discussing paddle / blade size. What size you should have and how you can work out how to find it. For us its all about ‘feel’ in the water and we will explain how you can find this feel to make sure you have the right blade size for […]

#25.Paddling Into The Wind

In this month’s Paddle 2 Fitness Podcast, we talk about the slight adjustments for you to be more efficient when paddling into the wind. I was taught this by Dean Gardner almost 30 years ago and now teach it to my paddlers. The aim is to maintain your rhythm, not allow the paddle to lift […]

#19.How To Turn Faster

Following on from podcast #18, this month we will help you turn faster by using the same lateral control you have been practicing this past month. We will show you how to turn without using your pedals, have better control, tighter angles and much much faster. This will help with 180 degree turns as well […]

#04.The Surf Ski Conundrum

The Surf Ski Conundrum I’ve been coaching surf (ocean) skis for more than 10 years and the one question that keeps coming up is “What’s the best surf ski?”.  Put simply, many would argue the “best ski” is the one that wins the most races. Or the one that has sold the most or even […]

#12.Improving Your Balance

When we start, balance is being able to simply sit on a surfski or kayak however, at all levels, poor balance will also effect your ability improve technique and produce power. This month we discuss the three different types of balance; lateral, footplate and internal. It is important to know which balance affects you most […]

#08.Breathing Rhythm

Are you breathing correctly? Do you have a rhythm when you paddle slow or fast? In this month’s podcast, we’ll be talking to you about the importance of breathing and how we can get more oxygen into you body without changing the process but by increasing (or decreasing) the rhythm in which you breath. Please […]

#02.Paddle Angles

Before we start talking about technique, lets make sure you have the correct paddle angle. Over the years I have seen too many paddlers, paddling with the incorrect angle for the type of paddle they have or due to physical limitations. This podcast will show you how to set YOUR correct paddle angle, giving you […]

#01.Hand Positioning

I see a number of development to elite paddlers always looking for that 1% that will help them go faster. When I ask “where do you place your hands on the paddle shaft” they come back to me with a blank look or some type of 90 degree rule when you rest your paddle shaft […]