By Paddle and Trail Instructor Dan Bowers
Paddling is fun and can be as peaceful, exciting, or adventurous as you are willing to make it. I have found that what motivates me to invest more time on the water paddling is improving and practicing technique. From recreational, touring and whitewater the proper technique can enhance ones experience while supporting safe, fun and effective time spent on the water. Whether you’re looking for something new like stand up paddle boarding, would like an intro class to kick start your experience or been itching to get some time in with trained Coaches to dial in that bomber roll and boat control, Paddle and Trail has the class for you. Concepts found at every level include safety and efficiency in order to assure a lifetime of paddling. Joint pain and muscle fatigue from improper technique are just a few common ripples on the water that can affect how willing one may be to gear up and head out. My swimming coach always would say “practice doesn’t make perfect, practice makes permanent”. At Paddle and Trail we are committed to helping you develop proper body mechanics, correct bad habits and develop boat control while focusing on individual ability, comfort and fun.
Paddle and Trail has many courses for those looking to enhance overall paddling experience. No matter your paddling motivation, whether its fitness, relaxation, fishing, touring, or whitewater we offer a class for you. All of our classes have been developed using both ACA and BCU concepts and fit nicely into our “Path of Progression”. Following the “Path” can help you become a pro on a fast track for freedom from forming the correct foundations to stepping into more dynamic environment, utilizing techniques on bigger or quicker water with a trained professional.
Path of Progression
- Intro Class
- Level 1 Foundation. Fun. Forward!
- Level 2 Concepts You Can Apply.
- Level 3 Into the Environment!
- Level 4 Advanced Elements.
- Level 5 The Sky Is The Limit!
No better time to jump in at Paddle and Trail, we want to be sure your time spent on the water isn’t money lost and time wasted so we have developed a few promotions to help you down the paddling path.
- Free Intro class with the purchase of a kayak, fishing kayak or stand up paddle board.
- Apply the price of your class to the purchase of a new, in stock kayak or stand up paddle board.
Hope to see you out on the water!