After reading all the responses to Matts question about the "right paddle" I thought I'd open up another related thread about when to put the paddle in the water. You know when you get up to speed in a few strokes then time the catch/effort with the speed of the boat so it's like a metronome hitting the click. now, now, now, now, now
a particular stroke for a particular effort but the entry is on time.
not as exciting as the latest carbon/cedar/stick
but seems to make more of a difference if differences are to be made.