torque today. It's a brand name, but I am not advertising, but writing about a concept.
I was lake paddling casually, which is fine with this "low angle" carbon crank, when I encountered a head wind.
So, I tried reversing the paddle, meaning I put the extended paddle edge towards the canoe, rather than towards the outside, and used a high angle paddling stroke.
The result was remarkable, in that I had more paddling torque. I was able to handle that headwind much better than I would have with the "normal" paddling style.
Can this be explained?
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Posted by: ezwater on Mar-10-13 1:46 AM (EST)
but high angle double blade paddling is inherently more powerful. There's no such thing as a low angle ww paddling style, because low angle can't get the job done.
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Posted by: jesse59 on Mar-11-13 7:02 PM (EST)
Are you saying you used the paddle upside down? Or did you use the backface of the blade?
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Posted by: mickjetblue on Mar-11-13 7:30 PM (EST)
with upside down.
Posted by: jesse59 on Mar-16-13 1:10 PM (EST)
As i understand it, the reason for the asymmetry of the blades (long top edge, short bottom edge, when held right side up) is to promote a smooth and flutter free entry and exit of the blade in the water. Once the full blade is in the water during the power phase, the shape doesn't matter so much.