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Re: sidesurfing and high braces

> As I start moving towards a broach while still low bracing, I start
> leaning away from the brace. The low brace with the ruddering action is on
> the low side of the wave, below the boat. By leaning away from the brace
> you are leaning into the wave. With a quick move you can transfer over to
> a high brace on the other side. Because you are leaning into the wave
> already, there is time to change. I don't understand why one would be hanging on any brace to steer a kayak. The proper application would be a stern rudder. If you are hanging on a brace, you are in effect slowing the kayak down, not steering it. I find the transition from a stern rudder to a low brace to be lightning quick as it is simply a matter of sweeping forward from the rudder on the backside of the paddle blade. From there you have the option of a conversion to the high brace which should be employed mid-chest high with knuckles up and elbows down.

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