Yes, just starting to get a sense for that, and getting a good rhythm. Can really feel a difference when I get that right, but it's not natural motion yet. Seems like when I'm in the right form, I can plant the paddle by my feet, more so than with a sea kayak. Could be in part the Sweede form, and deck cut away ... but it seems that there is also more of a forward lean in a ski vs. a sea kayak. Is that right?
I have a bad shoulder, which has kept me off the water for seasons at a time. The low angle paddle seems to make a difference ... some soreness using the Shuna seems gone after getting a Kalliste last weekend. Perhaps
Picked up a leash this week. The V8 has a clip under the water bottle holder ... or at least I hope that's what that is for. Using a paddle leash too, clipped to my life vest. Been wondering in the leg leash: do you use the leg band, or clip to your vest? I've heard the leg band can slip off.
I looked at the V10 Sport, and could have had it for the same price. But I'm not interested in racing, and want to be able to relax. The V8 is stable enough to lay back a bit and relax. Very nice boat, and exactly what I wanted.
Been thinking on the rudder, and will take up your advice. Maybe use the small one for the lake near my house.
Hey, when it's hot like today (+90), getting wet feels good!
Touring Kayak Paddles
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