notice his vertical posture ....
Posted by: pilotwingz on Jul-01-13 11:21 PM (EST)
-- Last Updated: Jul-02-13 12:10 AM EST --
..... notice his hands are often outside the gunnel . Notice his knees and legs are comfortably touching always , his thigh is resting and braced (support) against the side , one knee in the chine , notice his abdomen (stomach) is often rested (braced) against the center thwart ... doesn't this all look very relaxed and comfortable , very un-stressful . No need to lock feet under a seat , or constantly raise your body while on your knees , just comfortable relaxed w/butt against heels (braced) .
This guy is burning up some water here , just imagine all of it converted to forward only distance ...
Notice when he just wants to go straight ahead . Although his straight forward cruise is rather short in length (cause he's showing many other manuver type strokes also) , he could continue straight forward this way as long and as far as he wanted to . See his nice and easy vertical stroke .
I call it heeling a canoe and paddling , but it's probably called Canadian style paddling .
What this guy is demonstrating is real world canoeing useful , not Freestyle .
I think Freestyle canoe dancing is a related thing , but more dramatized for performance purposes , and they definately move all around in the canoe , legs and knees every which way , even backbends , hang 10's and splits ...
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