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  I don't entirely agree with that. When
  Posted by: ezwater on Jun-07-13 3:45 PM (EST)

I paddle for cruising in a kayak, I don't change the spectrum of my force application. I just ease it up. I ease the catch a bit, and I ease the rest a bit.

Actually, without focus and practice, it's easy to lose the firm catch, and to fall into yanking the paddle thereafter. I wish the most force did occur immediately after the catch. As in competition rowing and sculling, something devoutly to be wished, but not at all easy to achieve.

With a very long torso from hip joint to shoulder joint, I am wedded to a high angle style. I have to yield to those who *can* use a lower angle stroke, where pulling longer through the stroke makes sense.

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