Traditionally hurdling forms the basis of a number track and field events which are a highly specialized form of obstacle racing, but SUP racing is just a fun event.
There will be a series of barriers known as hurdles which will be set at specific height and distances which each athlete must cross.
In order to obtain the optimal hurdling technique, one must first learn the proper SUPing techniques, but even first timers can try this although it is not recommended without a practice run first to get the hang of it.
It's important that the participant stays on the board for the entirety of the race.
There is a technique that is desirable to accomplish efficient hurdling action during a race. Many paddlers rely mainly on raw paddling speed, but proper technique and well-planned padling steps leading up to and between each hurdle can allow an efficient hurdler to outpaddle faster opponents.
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