Re: Fastest Way to Paddle

Posted by Kurt Maurer on Sep 7, 2005

Craig sez: "I prefer to have my legs slightly straigter than Kurt..."

As a matter of fact, so do I. lol!

I'm not into racing, actually; I just take those lessons so I can master the (marathon) racer's stroke, then incorporate useful elements of it into my touring stroke for maximum efficiency and endurance.

I also meant to mention posture. As a matter of course, my back band is the merest cockpit decoration, and little, if anything, more. As Jim S so eloquently puts it, "it is important to be upright." I routinely spend four to six hours in my boats, am never uncomfortable, and even paddled without a back band at all recently and never missed it.

Cheers, Kurt

In Response to: Re: Fastest Way to Paddle by craig on Sep 6, 2005