Re: Fastest Way to Paddle

Posted by LeeG on Sep 6, 2005

Jonathan, I'm not a racer, have only been in one race so take this for what it's worth. The Brent Reitz video is good but you should also get the Epic Forward Stroke video by Chalupsky and Greg Barton. There's a view of Bartons back that will drive home what is meant by torso rotation,,,it starts lower in the hips. One thing to try is paddling without resting on the back band as it will free up your hips. The last thing you want to do is rock the kayak.

In Response to: Fastest Way to Paddle by Jonathan Raab on Sep 5, 2005