The Supski Paddle System A new way to power a paddle board.
The Supski Paddle System creates entirely new ways to propel a paddle board. Variations of the motions used in rowing and cross country skiing are incorporated in the patented design.
Transport the paddle system in a carry case the same as your inflatable paddle board.
You can sit, kneel and stand while using the sliding paddle system. Adjustable poles make changing positions easy and allow for different height users. The Velcro makes it easy to remove the tracks from the inflatable board for transport and storage.
Getting started is Easy
Sitting Facing Forward
While sitting towards the center of the board, adjust the poles so you can make a maximum stroke without hitting the end blocks at the back end of the tracks. Grip the pole grips with your palms facing down and bring the poles forward. Then rotate your wrists to the outside and the paddles will drop into the water. Push the pole paddles as far back as you can propelling the board forward. Towards the end of the stroke begin rotating the poles so the paddles come out of the water and pull the pole paddles forward and repeat. All variations of pole paddling are based on the same technique.
Having two tracks allows you to generate two powerful strokes simultaneously. The tracks keep the paddles in proper registration for the entirety of each stroke.
Alternating paddling on one side and then the other not only gives you variety but keeps the paddle board on a straight forward path.
By pulling forward on one side and pushing back on the other, you can make tight turns. You can also hold one paddle in the water and paddle with the other to make a more gradual turn.
Reverse is done by holding the paddles out of the water, pushing them back as far as possible in the tracks, dropping the paddles in the water and then pulling forward. This is a great stretching exercise for the back muscles.
Sitting Facing Rear
By turning around and facing the rear of the board, you can "push" the paddle board forward. It's almost like doing a slow motion pushup.
You can "pull" the paddle board in reverse using with alternating strokes as well as two arms together. This is a great exercise for the arm muscles and shoulders.
Kneeling Facing Rear
You can perform the same stroke in a kneeling position. A unique way to power and control a paddle board, that's for certain.
Kneeling Facing Forward
In a very short period of time, paddling with the Supski becomes second nature and you'll be gliding across the water with ease.
Continuously paddling on one side is a great way to battle a strong current and wind.
Standing Facing Forward
Once you've gained confidence from paddling while sitting and kneeling, it's time to stand up and pole paddle. With two poles to hold onto, it's easy to maintain your balance and to keep the board on a straight path forward.
Standing Facing Rear
By using two paddles, you can deliver a lot more power to the board than with just one. The long track allows you to get the maximum extension out of every stroke.
The Quad Rail Track Makes It Possible
The patented Quad Rail Track was developed to replace the ball bearing design which could not stand up to the salt water environment. The unique design allows for sand to gather in the channel and not effect the operation. The track can be washed out easily by flipping the board over and moving the slide box backwards and forwards the length of the track.
The Supski Inflatable Board Components
The inflatable Supski board comes with a three-piece paddle, pump, repair kit and leash.
The Paddle System Components
The sliding paddle and track system consists of four connectable tracks, two track connectors, four end blocks, two pole paddle assemblies and a carrying case. The tracks connect to form either five or six foot long tracks depending upon the model.
Choosing The Proper Length Board
The 10 1/2 foot board is recommended for women or anyone around 5'5" or shorter. A maximum stroke of five feet is anticipated to be the longest for someone of this size.
The 11 1/2 foot board is recommended for men or anyone around 5'6" or taller. A maximum stroke of six feet is anticipated to be the longest for someone of this size.
The 12 1/2 foot board is recommended for men or anyone around 6'2" or taller. A maximum stroke of 80" is anticipated to be the longest for someone of this size.
The track can also be mounted to hang off the end of a board in case the board happens to be too short for whoever is delivering the stroke.
By too short means the user is standing too far forward and the board nose dives. So by hanging the tracks off the rear end of the board, the user can be in the proper position.
Optional Sliding seat
A sliding seat can be attached to the board with Velcro to mirror rowing and sculling