Posted by: carldelo on Apr-15-12 2:06 PM (EST)
I didn't use my EP for a year or so after getting a good GP, but I did reintegrate it into the paddling routine later on. I think you are right that a canted GP can behave as a wing paddle. You can accentuate the effect by driving the blade away from the hull during the stroke - I use my upper hand to do this, and it creates a very strong driving force which I believe is the lift force kicking in. Fun to get a good burst of speed with, it's somewhat tiring and can cause of good bit of ventilation too.