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  Posted by: magooch on Jun-05-13 12:00 PM (EST)
 

If you assume the paddlers box and concentrate on pushing with the high hand while maintaining the box, you can't help rotating a little. The opposite hand will pull without thinking about it. It might take a lot of paddling where you have to fixate on the pushing hand, before it all feels natural, but in time you'll be glad you did.

Some will say that your pulling hand really shouldn't be pulling at all and should be just a pivot point, but I think that depends on your pace.

I had a very experienced instructor try to demonstrate the proper forward stroke. I realize he exaggerated the movements, but even so, I've never seen anyone use that form. For me, it all has to flow and not be jerky.

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