Cause of surfing takeoff failure(17)-When paddling, the angle at which you put your finger in the water is wrong/Special methods/Tips

Cause of surfing takeoff failure(17)-When paddling, the angle at which you put your finger in the water is wrong/Special methods/Tips

Oliver
Oliver

Paddling is hard. I can’t get the acceleration I need when I take off. My shoulders were strained and it hurt.

Did you hurt your shoulder? I think you’re doing the type of paddling that puts a strain on your shoulders. Which finger do you put in the water when paddling?

Wavalien
Wavalien
Oliver
Oliver

I put my hands in the water from my thumb.

What is the reason?

Wavalien
Wavalien
Oliver
Oliver

After putting my thumb in the water, I twist my palm a little and use the entire area of ​​my palm to paddle. I think this method is efficient.

You are misunderstanding. Paddling should use the entire arm, not the area of ​​the palm. Also, the method of putting in water from the thumb is possible for surfers with strong muscle strength, but it is not suitable for beginner surfers with weak muscle strength. This time, I will talk about paddling.

Wavalien
Wavalien

What you can see in this article

Paddle the entire arm, not the area of ​​the palm.

・ If you put it in water from your little finger, the burden on your shoulders will be reduced and you can move your arms faster.

Paddle the entire arm, not the area of ​​the palm

Some surfers try to paddle using the area of ​​their palm. This method is not a mistake, but think calmly. Paddling is done on water. Water is not solid and cannot be grasped by hand. So I don’t think the palm is particularly effective.

Wavalien
Wavalien
Oliver
Oliver

But I feel the resistance of water with the palm of my hand. I think that it moves a lot of water because of the resistance.

I think it is correct to move a lot of water as much as you feel resistance. But compare your palms and arms. The area of ​​the arm is much larger than the area of ​​the palm.
In other words, it is important to be conscious of paddling with your entire arm, not just your palm. This is a very rational idea.

Wavalien
Wavalien
Oliver
Oliver

Certainly, the area of ​​the arm is larger when compared. I was convinced. From now on, I will paddle with my entire arm.

If you put it in water from your little finger, the burden on your shoulders will be reduced and you can move your arms faster.

When paddling, putting it in the water from your little finger does not put a strain on your shoulders.

Wavalien
Wavalien
Oliver
Oliver

why?

It is due to the structure of the human body. Imagine when you are running. At this time, what is the angle of the palm? Which is the figure below?

Wavalien
Wavalien
Oliver
Oliver

It is on the left. The left side is easier to move the arm. The one on the right puts a strain on the shoulder. The right is an unnatural arm movement. And my paddling is the same palm as on the right.

Paddling from the little finger into the water is at the same angle as when running, so it does not put a strain on your shoulders. It’s a natural movement for humans.

Wavalien
Wavalien
Oliver
Oliver

Surfing spends a lot of time paddling. From now on, I will paddle the water from my little finger so as not to put a strain on my shoulders.

OK. Next, imagine a 100M sprint. The 100M sprint moves your arms very fast. The angle of the palm to move the arm quickly is the same as paddling from the little finger into the water. This paddling is suitable for fast arm movements. Surfing takeoffs require fast paddling. So you should paddle into the water from your little finger, not your thumb.

Wavalien
Wavalien
Summary

・Paddle with your entire arm, not the area of ​​your palm.

・ If you move your arm at the same angle as when  running, shoulder pain will disappear and you can move your arm faster.

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