Kayak Sculling Draw Stroke
|Produced with Jackson Kayak,
featuring the Journey Kayak
The Sculling Draw is all physics. It uses the Bernoulli Principle it's called or the Principle of Lift to draw the kayak towards the blade. It's done as with all draw strokes by rotating your torso so that you are facing the direction that you want to go in. Both hands over the water and you then insert the working blade with the leading edge away from the kayak.
So, if you are sliding the blade forward, the leading edge is angled away from the kayak. At the end of that stroke, it stops. The edge is switched to away from the kayak coming back towards the stern, stop, and then do the same thing over again. This will pretty elegantly and pretty smoothly move the kayak forward. It may take a little practice, so don't get frustrated. Try to have the paddle shaft as vertical as possible when you do this stroke.
This has been Mike Aronoff with Canoe Kayak and Paddle Company (CKAPCO). I hope we'll be seeing you on the water
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