As I've said before, I'm new to this SUP thing, but I'm loving it.
I'd like to get faster (haven't raced yet, but planning on it), and was wondering if board and paddle selections place limits on speed similar to kayak and canoes.
I'm paddling a 12'1" Surftech Softtop with a Werner Carve paddle, and it feels like that even with better conditioning this combination won't push much past 4 mph. Am I crazy, and just need to paddle more and work on stroke technique and conditioning?
Speaking of stroke technique, in marathon canoe racing the emphasis is on higher cadence to create speed. Does this apply to paddleboards too, and thus demand perhaps a smaller paddle for a higher cadence?