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Tips on Training, Boats and Paddles for Endurance Paddling Races

Submitted by on December 20, 2008 – 1:15 pm 3 Comments

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  • Jim Kemp says:


    Most of the information I have read says the paddle should exit the water when the lower hand is at the hip. Lately I have seen writings that say, that exiting when the paddle blade is at the hip might be more efficient when using a wing paddle. I would be interested in any thoughts on this subject.



  • Great articles on training! One concept that gets lost is posture. Even with the best intents on training, if you are training around a body with muscle imbalances present, your best efforts will be squandered away. They say perfect practice makes perfect competition, however feel is not real. Videotaping of one’s stroke can often identify asymmetrical patterns in paddling strokes. These can often be traced back to those muscle imbalances contributing to postural asymmetries which inturn cause sub optimal strokes.

  • dre says:

    As a kayaking newbie (and hopefully one-day MR340 racer), I’m really enjoying your site. Thanks for compiling such a great list of resources and references. This is very helpful!

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