Team Dynamics

Team Dynamics

This article will be specific for OC6, however you can extrapolate for any team boat, or maybe even any team! TEAM DYNAMICS What is it? Technical – everyone in the crew doing their job in harmony with everyone else in the crew so that the boat runs through the...
The EXIT!

The EXIT!

Why is the exit SO important? There are so many ways to ruin an otherwise good, powerful, stroke at the exit! For the purpose of this article we will assume that the rest of the stroke was “good”. All paddle powered craft go the fastest immediately after...

Broad Paddling Description Part 4

What is Paddling – Part 4 Power Phase and Recovery Phase The basic stroke can be broken down into several phases described by terms such as “catch”, “stroke”, “acceleration”, “exit”, “recovery”, etc. In...

Broad Paddling Description Part 3

What is Paddling – Part 3 Posture, Rotation, Top Hand Posture Sit evenly on the seat! There is no need to change your bottom or hip positions when you change paddle sides. When you change your driving leg side you will naturally make the very small adjustments...

Broad Paddling Description Part 2

“What is Paddling! PART TWO” The angle of the dangle! The paddle blade should be presented to the water at very specific angles. Anything outside of these angles causes drag at the worst, or at the very least, a loss of power, and somewhere in between drag and loss of...