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The Recovery Phase
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Website of the Week...
From the Shop...
Frequently Asked Questions...
Jobs in the Canoeing Industry...
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The recovery phase is the name for the section of the paddle cycle between the exit and the next catch
- The torso keeps rotating the same direction as the just finished stroke - this brings the new 'drive side' shoulder to its maximum forward position
- the front hand (old top hand) stays high until the bottom hand is at the same height
- Good rotation will result in the blade being almost parallel with the boat just prior to its descent for the next catch.
- The paddle is then brought forward and down into the water in a spearing motion for the catch of the next stroke
Beginning of the recovery phase
End of the recovery phase
When paddling in side wind conditions, stability can be improved by lowering the height of the top hand HOWEVER the drive should still come entirely from trunk rotation and not from the arms.
Points to avoid (Bad technique)
Note the following points in the picture below:
- Paddler is leaning back - bad stress on lower back
- Hands are low - blade inefficient in the water
- Little or no rotation - stroke driven by arms
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Frequently Asked Questions
How can i fit into my boat correctly?
Good boat control requires a good fit in the cockpit. "Good fit" can be confused with a "tight fit", however, they are not nessessarily the same.
To paddle correctly your body needs to twist and turn. At the same time having your body from your pelvis down firmly locked is not healthy - you need to be able to move.
So where do you put the supporting structures in your boat. Firstly lets look at injury prevention; you need solid foot support at the balls of your feet that corresponds with support from your seat on your buttocks (not on your spine). Apart from having foot support, below the knees should be relatively loose.
Looking at sideways support; don't get sideways support and holding you down confused, side pads should only be tight enough to stop sideways slippage, they shouldn't be used to hold you down as well, your thigh support is ideal for that.
Overall the guidance on tightness is; "just tight enough to do the primary job it is there for".
Finally lets look at the "do nots". Don't pad areas such as the lower torso which need to move and will just rub on padding. Don't use the lower legs to hold your body in the boat, this puts too much strain on the knees.
If after paddling for a while you get tingling in your lower limbs or other cramped effects, look at altering your padding to allow for comfort.
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Ocean Racing Series
The Ocean Racing Series World Cup is fast approaching. The event will be held in Perth, WA on the 27th and 28th of November this year and will feature all ocean racing paddle craft. Please click HERE for all the details including course information, categories and entry details.
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Jobs in the Canoeing Industry
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