DIY: Land Paddle Board Stick (SUP)

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Introduction: DIY: Land Paddle Board Stick (SUP)

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! 

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    Oooo check this one out.. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/zenxteninc/longboard-skateboard-performance-land-paddle

    If your tennis ball wears out too easily, try using a lacrosse ball like I did. You will need to bore a hole the width of your dowel in the ball, though.

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    Please be careful cutting the tennis ball, do not hold it in your hand when cutting!!! Place it on a solid surface. I messed up my left hand permanently by trying to separate frozen meat patties and cutting the tendon. Otherwise, this looks pretty cool.

    Does the wood glue actually stick to the rubber in the tennis ball? 5-minute epoxy might be a better way to go, or use a small bolt through the dowel and 2 of the flaps, that way you can change your tennis ball when it wears out.