Originally Posted by JoeB
I can get up on my bow but have trouble staying there. Any tips?
Getting up is half the battle. Try to throw it down with your arms stretched out far from your boat so your tripod has a broad base. That gives you more stability. It also helped me to practice balancing bracing against something. For instance in the pool, use the side of the pool to get up and then try to balance with as little pressure on your hands as possible, then slowly push yourself out away from the side and balance as long as possible with just your hands. Like Mike said, if you're falling forward or backward, get the feel of how standing up or crunching forward affects your fore/aft balance. Like throwing the bow down, it just takes a lot of practice.