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  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.

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