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14 Tips on Kayak Forward Stroke Dynamics by Mark Zollitsch

May 29, 2007 – 1:19 am | Comments Off on 14 Tips on Kayak Forward Stroke Dynamics by Mark Zollitsch

Canoe and kayak stroke are almost identical except the upper paddle blade is sawn off and you return on the same side rather than alternating sides every stroke.
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You have to start by thinking of the paddle stroke force as the sum of a linked …

How to Choose a Boat for an Ultra Marathon Race? The Case of Missouri River 340

April 14, 2007 – 5:44 am | Comments Off on How to Choose a Boat for an Ultra Marathon Race? The Case of Missouri River 340

Is it possible to use some sort of objective analysis to choose a boat for a long, long paddlle race?

Let’s try to review my paddling fleet from a perspective of 340 mile Missouri River Race from Kansas City to St Charles.

340 miles long non-stop …

West Hansen: 13 Tips on Training for Endurance Paddling Races

February 19, 2007 – 4:58 pm | Comments Off on West Hansen: 13 Tips on Training for Endurance Paddling Races

This is a second post from the How to Train for Ultra Marathon Paddle Racing series. After training tips from Carter Johnson my next guest is West Hansen, a competitive racer from Austin, Texas. See his racing bio below for his paddling accomplishments and racing plans for 2007.

Carter Johnson on Training for Ultra Marathon Paddling Races

January 17, 2007 – 5:13 am | 2 Comments

This post is a first one from a mini series on training for long distance paddle races. I asked several racers with a potentially different perspective to share their experience.

Let’s start from training tips prepared by Carter Johnson. Carter is a surfski and kayak racer who successfully paddled in several ultra marathon events including Colorado River 100, Everglades Challenge and Yukon River Quest. He is a holder of the Guinness 24 Hour Flat Water Paddling Record.

My Paddle Racing in 2005 – Texas Water Safari, Colorado River, Virtual Race

December 31, 2005 – 4:33 pm | Comments Off on My Paddle Racing in 2005 – Texas Water Safari, Colorado River, Virtual Race

End of the year, time for some summaries and reflections. I am describing below all races in 2005 which I paddled and/or trained for. As usual I had a lot of racing plans, but I missed two major races.
WaterTribe Everglades Challenge

“Adventure in small boats.” 300 …

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