Re: Twist or

Posted by LeeG on Dec 4, 2004

Lloyd, have you paddled other kayaks to determine how much is you and not the kayak? I'd be surprised that amount of assymetry is causing the problem. Often times folks allow their forward stroke to devolve into an effort that occurs around 9-3oclock positions with a contracting bicep effort past that 90degree position introducing a turning effort at the end of the stroke. If you're right handed see what happens if you focus a little more on position of your torso slightly twisted the right BEFORE the left blade is immersed. Basically the idea is to get your torso lined up correctly for the left blade to work more efficiently and ease up the effort on the right side past 3oclock.

In Response to: Twist or by Lloyd on Dec 3, 2004