What is Landpaddling?
What is Land Paddling?
Land paddling takes longboarding and adds the stability, control and propulsion benefits of a paddle. The “paddle” is actually a rubberized road blade designed so you can drag, turn and propel forward on your DonkBoard.
Land paddling is a great workout too. When longboarding, your legs, and core are always working. Now add in the benefits of paddle strokes. Just as with SUP, this is a full-body activity.
It will also greatly increase your paddling balance and strength. That’s why it’s one of the best ways to train for SUP in the off-season.
How to learn
It’s important to take your time learning the basics and getting comfortable on the longboard.
We found that cruising on some long flat stretches of relatively smooth road was a great way to test out the sport and slowly build up our confidence.
Now that you’ve conquered the flats and feel comfortable cruising on the board while using the paddle for support and speed control, you’re almost ready for your first downhill land paddle run.
But first start practicing on some short, gradual slopes.
Once you’re comfortable, you’re on your way to true carving. Use your land paddle to lean into turns, generate power and get lower than ever thought possible on a DonkBoard.
DonkBoards are American Made Crafted. We have our Aluminum DonkBoard that holds up to 325lbs and our CroozerBoard which is 48" long.
Land paddle shafts, available in adjustable and fixed length versions, are made from different materials, including aluminum, carbon fiber reinforced fiberglass, and rattan.