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  Sounds like great fun.
  Posted by: suntan on May-31-06 10:09 AM (EST)
 

I can't wait to try this. Will it work with a rec boat?

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  Power stroke in a rec or sea kayak
  Posted by: old_user on Jun-06-06 9:56 AM (EST)
That's a good question... I haven't tried it. Seeing as most rec boats are designed to track (go in a straight line), you won't be able to carve anywhere near the same type of turn, but even if your boat continues on a straight path, you'll still realize the benefits of practicing this drill (improved edge control and balance). When I get a chance to try it out, I'll let you know what I find out...
 
 
  I tried it yesterday
  Posted by: suntan on Jun-07-06 1:06 PM (EST)
once I got the nack of, I could do an inside circle that was about 30 feet in diameter. The longer I practiced, the smaller the circle became.

There's a cycle to the circle: The faster you paddle, the more steady lean...the more steady the lean, the faster you can paddle.

 
 
  Power stroke
  Posted by: jimsprint on Mar-23-09 10:43 PM (EST)
Or you could join a flatwater racing club (i.e. a sprint canoe/kayak club) and learn to do a real power forward stroke -- and improve your balance and fitness at the same time.
 

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