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  Make sure it isn't trimmed down at the
  Posted by: ezwater on May-13-13 6:40 PM (EST)

nose. That would make the stern more inclined to spin.

On your stroke, don't lean back like a rec kayaker. Sit up straight. For each stroke you need good forward extension, with your paddle "high angle", the shaft 45 degrees vertically to the water, or more. When you take the catch, it should be prompt and firm, but not vicious. Your stroke should end relatively early. Make sure that your power comes from torso twist, not your arms.

This is "cab forward" paddling, the same principle whether kayaking or canoeing. When you get it down, it will feel like you're pulling the boat forward by its nose. Your kayak's nose will waggle a bit through a narrow arc, but it won't show an inclination to skid out.

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