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  How about bracing on the "other" side?
  Posted by: Kocho on Apr-08-13 8:13 PM (EST)

-- Last Updated: Apr-08-13 8:17 PM EST --

With feathered paddle, you are able to [high] brace immediately 50% of the time (say on the left against an incoming wave with your other side still in the water). How about the other 50%, where in fact you need to rotate the paddle more than you would if it was not feathered?

To me this argument is like saying, if I take off one of my shoes it won't get wet in the puddle - well, that works on your first step if it happens to be with the correct foot forward, or if you hop on one leg :)

I should add that I am not against feathering - there are very good uses for it. Just trying to debunk some myths along the way or learn something new...

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