Kalama’s 50/50

As my coaching efforts increase, so does the necessity to be creative with my explanations of what I’m trying to convey. You can only say “Reach, Dammit, Reach” so many times before your student only hears “blah, blah, blah”. So I came up with a simple paddle exercise and a drill that does all the explaining for me, exhibits why reaching is so much more efficient, and helps you build a good reach into your stroke. I named it the…
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  1. betteryeti says:

    Aw, yeah. That’s what I’m talking about. Incredibly great and awesome pointers. This is why I read this blog. Dave, thanks for the free coaching. I hope to make it up to you some day.

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  2. Freddo says:

    Another great and useful post! Thanks, Dave. Can’t wait to get out and try it.

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  3. […] found his latest article and video showing how he uses the 50/50 drill to improve his paddling as one of his most educational. I’m going to give this a shot and see […]

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  5. edsinofsky says:

    Hi Dave

    I am a 52 year old windsurfer, just learning SUP. I have long been a fan from years ago when you windsurfed, sponsored by North, tearing it up in the waves.

    I am coming to Hawaii October 22-28 and wondered if you were around to help me with my stroke and stoke. ed at photoglow dot com.

    mahalo.

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  6. Justin says:

    Enjoyed it! Now I just have to find a body of water where I can practice here in CO over the winter.

    Thanks Dave!

    Justin

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  7. […] you balance. One thing that I am very pleased with is that I was actually stable enough to practice Dave Kalama’s 50/50 drill for about 15 minutes. I won’t be on the water again for another month, but I feel I know what […]

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