Posted by: abc on Oct-02-12 11:14 PM (EST)
I don't really quite understand why so many people single out rear quarter wind as a source of difficulty...
If the boat is trimmed right (or has dropped skeg), there's no need to do corrective strokes constantly.
Anyway, the principle being, you don't really want to waste forward strokes anyway. So either by leaning, or by dropping the appropriate amount of skeg, or by deploying the rudder, you can concentrate on forward stroke.
Also, I trust most here knows how to "blend" strokes. You can add that mini-sweep at the bow rather than at the stern, which is less stressful to a compromised shoulder.
Granted, I'm not the best person to talk about shoulder issue. I'm fortunate enough not to have any coming into the sport. And with proper technique, I hope never have any issues with my shoulder.
I'm just having trouble making the link from rear quarter wind to corrective stroke to shoulder issue...