In our previous post a regarding SUP tips, hacks and tricks we asked you to come forward with your little tidbits of info that can help everyday paddlers whatever the skill level. For this one we got SUP Mag UK editor Tez Plavenieks to give us his SUP hack.
Over to Tez who spills the beans on electrical tape and its multiple uses within stand up paddle boarding. Who’d have thought?
Electrical tape can be used for al sorts of things within SUP. Tez suggests carrying a spare roll with you on the water. That way if the connection between you handle and paddle shaft, or paddle shaft and blade becomes damaged you can quickly fix it. It’s not a long term solution but it’ll suffice to keep your session going.
Also, if you’re after extra grip on your paddle you could use shaft wax. That, however, doesn’t always suit everyone as it can be a bit messy. Enter our old pal electrical tape again. Simply wind some tape around the shaft and enjoy better grip/non-slip. You can also customise your paddle with funky electrical tape designs. Leave it a while to adhere before going afloat and you’ll be all set.