POD HANDBOARDS - Performance Body Surf - SOLID PLASTIC _Best Hand Plane on the Market!!
The outstanding durability and performance of POD Body surfing Handboards are Australian made, strong, lightweight and buoyant thanks to the solid polypropylene construction. The concave-shaped bottom and keel fin are specifically designed for rapid lift and will help to make you a wave-holding expert! They are designed to keep your hands in the natural swimming position and the double padded board straps and palm deck pad makes them comfortable to use. If you’re looking for extra speed, lift and control then POD Handboards should be on the top of your list!
POD HANDBOARD FEATURES:
:: Solid polypropylene construction is lightweight, durable and buoyant
:: Hand is strapped in the natural swimming position, directly above the board’s pivot point and keel fin
:: Extra comfort double-padded neoprene hand strap, includes under palm deck grip
:: Wrist cord can be changed for left-handed users
:: Concave bottom shape and keel fin ensure rapid elevation and increased wave-holding capability
*Note: POD highly recommends adjusting your hand strap once over your hand, and for further use just slide your hand in between the strap and the deck grip, this will ensure the Velcro remains attached and lasts for many years.
BODY SURFING WITH A POD HANDBOARD
Place your hand in the natural swimming position and strap it on firmly, pointing your fingers towards the POD logo while keeping your thumb on the outside (see top middle photo).
If you are left-handed, change wrist cord to the left side.
When duck diving under the wave make sure you hold the POD handboard with both hands with the handboard in front or under you (see photo, top right).
Use the same principle when swimming out to the break with a surfboard and/or a bodyboard. Swim with your top half of your body up out of the water, using the side of the POD handboard to cut the water’s surface, and then stroke the handboard towards your chest - not to your side as this will unbalance your swimming stroke.
When catching a wave, skim the handboard across the wave and lift your body out of the water as fast as you can.
The principle to remember is: LIFT = SPEED = CONTROL! The quicker you lift your body up out of the water the less drag you will feel and the faster you will body surf across the wave. This can be achieved by pressing down on the hand-board in a push up action and then moving your other hand behind your back for balance. (See steps 1-3 in bottom three photos).