Stand up paddle boarding is more of a full body workout than just longboarding. It works mostly your upper body while engaging your core and lower body for balance. People that never ride long boards also feel very comfortable when using a land paddling stick on a longboard so it makes more people able to land paddle than just plain long board.
I wanted to try land paddle boarding, but I didn't have a "land paddle". I searched the internet looking for one and the only one found was the Big Kahuna Land Paddling stick for about $90+. I thought I could make my own for much cheaper. The video below will show you how I made my land paddling stick for under $20. The materials needed for this project includes: 1-1/2 inch dowel (The length of the dowel should be going from the ground to forehead level when standing on your long board), a tennis ball, wood glue, scissors or a sharp object to cut a tennis ball and vinyl grip tape (optional). For step by step instructions watch the video below! If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment. Have fun land paddling!