Kayaking Technique Forum

Find advice on all aspects of kayaking and using small boats on big water

More forward stroke

I pulled this over from the trip board.

Yesterday I noticed that my grip (greenland stick) is at the root of the blade, between the crook of the thumb and the first finger joint.

Changing that to the knuckle, instead of the first joint, changes the cant angle quite a bit, and I suspect Ive been doing it wrong. The blade cavitates a little more with the smaller angle, but I think the grip is more powerful. Sound right?

Messages In This Thread

More forward stroke
Re: More forward stroke
Re: paddle evolution
Re: More paddle evolution
Re: More paddle evolution
Re: More paddle evolution
Re: More paddle evolution
Re: Uh oh...
Re: More paddle evolution
Portland, ME? Yeah!!! *NM*
Re: More paddle evolution
Re: More paddle evolution
Re: paddle evolution
Re: paddle evolution