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  A beavertail is not narrow
  Posted by: kayamedic on Nov-01-12 12:25 PM (EST)
 

I suspect you are thinking Ottertail.. And no you do not want to go there.

Sweeps are rarely efficient river strokes. Draws and pries are. But with a bent you spent a lot of time pushing down on water and the blade is not vertical during draws and pries.

It is not the boat. It is the paddle. Get a Sugar Island shape with a t grip and make sure all your strokes have a vertical entry and exit with no push down and no lifting of water.

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