That's all perfectly normal
Posted by: bnystrom on Apr-16-12 6:55 AM (EST)
You want the blade to bury as quickly as possible and you can resist the dive toward the hull once most of the blade is submerged. What you will feel when you do that is the blade really biting solidly, at which point you can apply considerable pressure to it and increase it through the stroke. Play around a bit and work on developing a feel for the blade and the most efficient method will become evident.