but I think I'm not actually cross stroking- I'm flipping toward my "off side" and in a last ditch attempt I'm planting a pry with my "on side". For the stroke to have any chance of working, you have to be able to reach over the side of the boat,plant and then pry the paddle. High siding has to be an immediate response followed by shoving the paddle down, and pushing. Sometimes just the high side will be enough, or when you add the plant, and sometimes it takes all three. Its definately a last ditch stroke. In the pool, practice prying and simultaneously leaning to your offside. Your goal is to get the boat up on its side before shifting your weight back over the boat. It doesn't replace the cross brace, its for when you missed it and things have gone from bad to worse.
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