Standup Paddle Boarding How To’s And What Are The Essentials

Paddle boarding is a fun-filled experience. It is a great and exhilarating way to relax or play on water. It gives the body a total work out experience. It is a popular cross-training activity these days. It also allows you to take in the vista of the horizon as you stand full stretched.

The Stand up Paddleboard:

This is the most outstanding vest or gear that a paddler should invest in. Your choice of a Paddleboard should be dependent on the weight and skill you possess. As well as the conditions of where you intend to use it.

The Paddle –

The paddles especially the stand up paddles, have elbow in the shaft area, all for the max efficiency of the rider. It is preferable if you choose between a 6-8″ paddle for yourself.

Personal Floatation Device PFD: this is a U.S Coast Guard statutory requirement, that since it sees Paddleboards as vessels, then its riders ought to put on a PFD and carry a Whistle, and light for the sunset.

Proper Clothing –

It is good to wear a good protective gear and cloth so that you don’t fall under the weather due to hypothermia. Especially in much milder conditions. A good clothing that allows for easy movement is just great. It has to be something that can get wet of course.

The Leash –

The leash is a separately sold item, and it is with it that you attach your Paddleboard close to you, so that you don’t fall off. Since the Paddleboard is a broad floatation device, it is best that you attach the leash for your on safety. Just purchase the right one for you.

Sun Protection –

Put on sunscreen as well as sunglasses.

Most of the Paddleboards have an in-built handle. All you need to do is lean the board on its rail and then reach out for the grip in the board’s centre. Then tuck the board under one of your hands. Then bear it with your other hand. As a newbie in the sport, it is best you begin your first ride on a calm water, void of life buoys and boats.

There are several easy ways to turn a paddleboard.

There are a handful of ways to make an easy turn with your paddleboard and they are mentioned below:

The Sidestroke is used to paddle on one side till the nose of the board begins to turn in the direction you want it to go to. If you want to go right, then paddle on the left side, and conversely.

The Backpaddle is a quicker way to either turn or reverse. To do this, you have to just drag your paddle backwards on both sides of the board.

The Sweep Stroke: you have to place your paddle to the front side of the board and then make a long swiping stroke away from the boats hull, towards the tail side. This causes the board to move in the opposite direction of the stroke you made.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Standup Paddle Boarding How To’s And What Are The Essentials

How to Build an Waterproof Efoil Remote Control

Electric hydrofoil surfboards are quickly becoming the most sought-after sport/toy of the year. In fact, last summer hydrofoil orders were taking off for DIY efoil builders who had working prototypes. The one thing that every builder has in common is the need for a waterproof efoil remote control.

Currently, it seems everyone us using an electric skateboard remote control in a plastic bag to keep it waterproof. With this as your remote, you must lift electric hydrofoil remote control in the air when you fall, and also be sure you do not squeeze the bag and pop it open during a wipeout. Beyond that, handling something through a plastic bag is very slippery and tough to control.

This year it is expected that a waterproof electric hydrofoil remote control will become available. It is expected to have multi uses so the one remote can control an electric skateboard, efoil, electric SUP, and electric jet board.

The reality is with DIY builders attaching an electric motor to virtually everything these days a new multi-use waterproof electric hydrofoil remote control is going to fill a void in the marketplace.

There are several creators who have shared their concepts on various forums, but they have yet to deliver a final product that can be sold. This proves just how new the powered water sports segment is.

Only a few companies have a waterproof electric hydrofoil remote control but none of them sell to individual builders.

The key features of required for a high performance and long-lasting controller are: totally waterproof, buoyant, rugged, and automatically shut off the motor’s power once the board is more than 15 feet away from the rider. Meaning, if the someone falls, and the board is driving away, it will shut down for safety reasons. This project poses a variety of challenges for its design and usability.

With so many open source builders testing and modify all aspects of a waterproof remote, it has provided steep product development curve and has thus created some exciting designs and features

With builders in North America, Europe, Australia, and many other countries sharing their ideas and knowledge with each other there is rapid progress. This is an exciting time as DIY electric hydrofoils, jet surfboards and electric surfboards.

Electric hydrofoil are a way of bringing surfing to the lakes, rivers, and oceans of the world. All you need is a body of water and charge efoil batteries. It will be exciting to see electric hydrofoils zipping by (quietly) on the lakes, rivers, and oceans of the world.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How to Build an Waterproof Efoil Remote Control