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Kneeling (up or down?)

Posted: Mon May 04, 2015 10:16 am
by makemake
Hi,
I am interested on your thoughts on this. I have been doing it for more than two years and have yet to see anyone else doing it.
(I am used to being a trendsetter - NOT).

http://kneelupps.blogspot.com.au/
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Re: Kneeling (up or down?)

Posted: Mon May 04, 2015 12:36 pm
by Drailed
Why do you kneel, do you have problems with your legs?

Re: Kneeling (up or down?)

Posted: Mon May 04, 2015 3:25 pm
by Cyclone
Do you mean when paddling back out.
Most of the guys up here do it.
Looks dumb. :wink:

Re: Kneeling (up or down?)

Posted: Mon May 04, 2015 4:18 pm
by foamy
It's cool. Surf how ever you like.

Re: Kneeling (up or down?)

Posted: Tue May 05, 2015 10:01 am
by makemake
Trev wrote:Do you mean when paddling back out.
Yes, with a paddle that is only long enough to paddle kneeling down.

Why would I worry about looking dumb?
This site has the reasons why it is preferable to standing:
http://kneelupps.blogspot.com.au/

Re: Kneeling (up or down?)

Posted: Tue May 05, 2015 12:05 pm
by Cyclone
makemake wrote:
Trev wrote:Do you mean when paddling back out.
Yes, with a paddle that is only long enough to paddle kneeling down.

Why would I worry about looking dumb?
This site has the reasons why it is preferable to standing:
http://kneelupps.blogspot.com.au/
OK. I see what you mean by the paddle. Just figured you were digging deep. 8)
So..... you paddle for waves kneeling?
Most of the SUP riders I know who are any good make a lot of use of their paddle to radicalise their turns. The short paddle would seem to prevent that. Do you not use it once you're up and riding?

Re: Kneeling (up or down?)

Posted: Tue May 05, 2015 8:16 pm
by alakaboo
Congratulations. You've managed to discard the only positive features of standup paddleboards and surf skis and come up with a new activity that distills the very worst of both sports.

Re: Kneeling (up or down?)

Posted: Tue May 05, 2015 8:50 pm
by steve shearer
sweet little blog.

Re: Kneeling (up or down?)

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:42 pm
by chrisb
makemake wrote:
Trev wrote:Do you mean when paddling back out.
Yes, with a paddle that is only long enough to paddle kneeling down.

Why would I worry about looking dumb?
This site has the reasons why it is preferable to standing:
http://kneelupps.blogspot.com.au/
The site doesn't actually explain why it is beneficial to kneel instead of standing when paddling. It just says that you need a shorter paddle. BTW, that attached article about Laird falling off a SUP isn't correct - he is actually walking on water.

Re: Kneeling (up or down?)

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:15 am
by Beanpole
Biggest kneeboard I've ever seen.
The Not Standing Up Paddleboard.