How do kayaks paddle correctly?

2022-05-26

In canoeing, the action of rowing needs to be used to make the canoe move forward, but it is still a little difficult for novices to learn to paddle quickly. Then, how can canoeing paddle correctly?

1. Straight stroke. Tilt the right body forward about 30-45 degrees and extend the right paddle to the right front. Insert the paddle into the water about near the toes, pull back along the hull to pull out of the water about behind the hips. While the right oar is pulling out of the water, tilt the left body forward about 30-45 degrees, extend the left oar to the front left, insert the paddle into the water around the toes, pull back along the hull to pull out of the water about behind the hips.

2. Reverse stroke. Insert the blade of the right oar into the water around the hip and push it back along the hull until it is pulled out of the water around the knee. While the right oar is pulled out of the water, insert the blade of the left oar into the water around the hip, push it back along the hull until it is pulled out of the water around the knee.

3. Front sweep.
Left: turn your body to the left as far as possible, look at the target to turn (try to look at the stern on your left in practice), extend the right paddle to the front right, insert the paddle into the water about near your toes, pull back along the hull to pull out of the water about behind your hips.

The operation on the right is the same as that on the left, and the action is the opposite.