AN EFFICIENT TECHNIQUE IS THE KEY TO ENJOYABLE AND FAST OUTRIGGER CANOEING.
WORKING HARD DOES NOT ENSURE THAT YOU ARE GOING TO GO FAST!
THE CANOE IS BEING PULLED FORWARD NOT PUSHED (AKIN TO A MOUNTAINEER CLIMBING UPWARD WITH THEIR ICE AXE).
TO PULL RATHER THAN PUSH THE CANOE THROUGH THE WATER, REACH FORWARD AS FAR AS YOU CAN (WITHOUT BENDING OR HINGING AT THE WAIST) AT THE BEGINNING OF THE STROKE AND END THE STROKE JUST BEFORE YOUR LOWER HAND REACHES YOUR HIP. Entering the Blade
Rather than attacking, or stabbing at the water place the blade cleanly in the water. Do not start the stroke until the blade is in the water (this will cause cavitation and you will not get fll power from your stroke). A clean, silent entry is the beginning of a good stroke. Note too, that your lower arm should be fully extended and straight. Pulling the Canoe up to the Blade
Firmly anchor the blade in deeply before making the pull; pull down and across with your top hand and down and back with your lower hand, keeping your elbows locked.
End the stroke just before your lower hand reaches your hip. Foti Brothers Clinics
Clinic 1 - Paddle Length
Clinic 2 - Switch over' 'balance- "secret of success"
Clinic 3 - How to hold a paddle" "stroke technique"
Clinic 4 - Open Ocean SurfingCLICK HEREIntroduction into W1 paddling CLICK HEREDanny Ching - Flatwater W1 paddling WATCH VIDEO