My brother and I were doing underwater laps in the local pool when we had the idea to use the Woody handboard while doing it. It was more of an experiment than anything else!  What we found out was that it has a far more productive way of underwater training.  If you are an avid surfer or general waterman/woman (MANZIMAN) it stands to reason that you should be practicing holding your breath for longer periods of time.  It is not a case of "if", but more when you get a wave upside the head and held down for that little bit longer than usual, that training could save your life.

The natural buoyancy of the epoxy handboard keeps you on an even keel underwater, meaning you are able to keep a straight line when you’re down there.  This allows you to concentrate on your cardio and breath holding. Also, it’s just more fun. I don’t know about you, but I like to do exercises I enjoy.  It gets me up and active and makes sure I don’t choose the couch as an alternative.  Using the board out in front of you allows you to fly through the water like a bullet, or an underwater superman.  Unleash your inner super hero!

September 20, 2012

Underwater Training With Your Slyde Handboard!

My brother and I were doing underwater laps in the local pool when we had the idea to use the Woody handboard while doing it. It was more of an experiment than anything else!  What we found out was that it has a far more productive way of underwater training.  If you are an avid surfer or general waterman/woman (MANZIMAN) it stands to reason that you should be practicing holding your breath for longer periods of time.  It is not a case of "if", but more when you get a wave upside the head and held down for that little bit longer than usual, that training could save your life.

The natural buoyancy of the epoxy handboard keeps you on an even keel underwater, meaning you are able to keep a straight line when you’re down there.  This allows you to concentrate on your cardio and breath holding. Also, it’s just more fun. I don’t know about you, but I like to do exercises I enjoy.  It gets me up and active and makes sure I don’t choose the couch as an alternative.  Using the board out in front of you allows you to fly through the water like a bullet, or an underwater superman.  Unleash your inner super hero!

steve watts
steve watts

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Growing up in South Africa, Steve spent his youth dreaming of far off places. After spending eight years extensively traveling to many of the great surf destinations of the world getting dengue fever, having a near death experience from a falling coconut in mexico, Surviving a 15 foot drop on a handboard on a Nias bomb, jumping from every rock he could find without adequate health insurance. and comprehensively debunking the myth there are no waves in Thailand, even if they are small. He decided it was time for a a degree. Steve Graduated from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design in London with a degree in product design. He missed his graduation to go surfing in Californian, found a kindred spirit with Venice and never left




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