How to hold your SUP board paddle

Posted by Dirk Unkle on

One of the common issues we encounter during the course of working with a wide variety of visitors is improper paddle technique.  

At first glance is it intuitive to grab the paddle with the blade bent toward you and dig this end of the blade into the water.  We see renters who paddle in downtown Chattanooga on the Tennessee river constantly making this mistake. 

Improve Your Paddle Stroke Technique

While paddling on flat water you want to stand upright with the blade facing away from your body.  This will allow you to develop more speed, efficiency and control. When you're nearing the end of your stroke this paddle technique will not create as much resistance and allow you to generate more speed.  Check out the image below to review proper SUP technique.

For more tips and pointers on paddle surfing check out one of our SUP 101 classes.

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Grand Opening / Announcing New Ownership

Posted by Dirk Unkle on

We're excited to announce new ownership at L2 Outside.  To celebrate we will be hosting a grand opening party on June 3rd, 2016.  Come on out to watch a long board skate jam and enter to win a wide variety of door prizes.  We will have a slide competition starting at 6 with free door raffles.  Door prizes include a free Sector 9 board give away, free t-shirts and a yeti cooler.  In addition we will have a live bad!

We look forward to meeting you.


-Dirk & Seth

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New Ownership

Posted by Dirk Unkle on

We are excited to have our two new owners, Seth & dirk, at the helm of L2 Outside.

For 2016 we're eager to expand our water sports activity and help get more people on the beautiful Tennessee river!  Be sure to drop in and jump on a kayak or stand up paddle board while you're enjoying the summer sun.

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