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Paddle Boarding Your Way To Better Kayaking:

Well the cat’s out of the bag now thanks to Grace. We had hoped to share this exciting news with the whitewater kayaking world when the results of our multi-year study were published in a peer reviewed journal, but I guess the time is now. The results are in and its definitive…if you want to be a better kayaker, go paddleboarding.

It all started about 10 years ago when we noticed a phenomenon. Here in Colorado washed up kayakers in their 40’s with a puzzling affinity for wearing visors, were flocking to paddleboarding like Phish had announced a four night stand at Red Rocks. If a paddler well past their prime could learn to successfully execute an eddy turn in class II after only 3 months of daily practice…what could this remarkable training tool do in the hands of an athlete in their prime?

So we set about a black box research project with two of the sports premier athletes: Dane Jackson and Gerd Serrasolses. While they took to the paddling very quickly getting their cargo shorts and shaka game dialed took some work. I don’t want to bore you with the science, so I’ll let the results of the Little White Race speak for themselves. The bottom line is simple… If you want to be a better class V kayaker, go paddleboarding in class II.

For those of you interested in learning more about how SUP can make you a better kayaker my Ebook “SUP-PRIZE! Paddleboarding Your Way to Better Kayaking” will be available later this summer. Grace thanks for shining a light on this important breakthrough in training and thanks as always for the work you do. -Mike Harvey, Salida, CO