Your #1 source for kayaking and canoeing information.               FREE Newsletter!
my Profile
 





 
Advice, Suggestions and General Help New Topic Printer Friendly Version

  learned one feathering benefit
  Posted by: abz on Apr-08-13 7:48 PM (EST)
 

I posted last week that I paddle unfeathered as it doesn't aggravate my wrist; however, this weekend taught me one benefit to feathering.

I went out on Candlewood Lake on Sunday to heavy wind and enough waves to make it fun (inland surfing anyone?).

I was trying a new high angle paddle and based on comments here, decided to try it feathered and unfeathered. Since the waves were big enough to tip my kayak, I was regularly bracing. The feathered paddle was always ready for a brace, whereas, unfeathered required a quick correction.

I am definitely not an expert paddler, but I could immediately see why many flat water paddlers don't see the need to feather, whereas other paddlers sneer at unfeathered use. I can't believe it took me four years to realize this.

 Great Products from the Buyers' Guide:

Canoe Roost

Kayak & Canoe Covers

Touring Kayak Paddles

Overstock Outlet Foods

Table of Contents

Google
 
Web Paddling.net


Follow us on:
Free Newsletter | About Us | Site Map | Advertising Info | Contact Us

©2014 Paddling.net Inc.
Sweepstakes Shirt Sale