Begining Kayaking: Proper Paddling Technique

Noted paddling author and expert, Shelley Johnson, describes the proper paddleing technique. Find more paddling tips at http://www.PaddleDogNation.com. Filmed at the 2006 Adirondack Paddlefest, sponsored by Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company (http://www.adirondackpaddlefest.com).

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Noted paddling author and expert, Shelley Johnson, describes the proper paddleing technique. Find more paddling tips at http://www.PaddleDogNation.com. Filmed at the 2006 Adirondack Paddlefest, sponsored by Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company (http://www.adirondackpaddlefest.com).

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NoGufff
NoGufff - 9 years ago
3:55 that's actually still illegal in many countries.
alternity28
alternity28 - 9 years ago
Sittin in the front row, that's a paddlin
elfenvine
elfenvine - 9 years ago
There at the first aide...
Treavor Brown
Treavor Brown - 9 years ago
I think this will help for kayaking
littlerubberninja
littlerubberninja - 10 years ago
@pamlico140 sorry for the huge delay! That was the point I was making though; a lot of people see race technique as hard work, but a proper marathon technique is more efficient than this and is more similar to sprint. I can quite happily use a high arm race technique to paddle 35 miles in under 6 hours.
TheMrVASKOOO
TheMrVASKOOO - 10 years ago
i know i go to kayak lessons and my arms are tired too
Merrick R
Merrick R - 10 years ago
excellent. where is the rest of it though? :)
nipzilla
nipzilla - 10 years ago
the reason the front row is empty is nobody wants a paddle in the face.
waterwomyn
waterwomyn - 11 years ago
Excellent, thank you

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DesertFernweh
DesertFernweh - 11 years ago
Probably the best instruction I have seen yet. Thanks
Ron Romano
Ron Romano - 11 years ago
I think she started flirting with some girl in the audience. Got herself all flustered with belly buttons, piercing and bells.
blueorangelettuce
blueorangelettuce - 11 years ago
snooze... i appreciate the effort to share this important information, but this is too boring to follow
Jon Nelson
Jon Nelson - 11 years ago
This technique if primarily for longer distance; i think it used to be called "impulse-sway" in flatwater racing. Check out the BCU Coaching video under Canoe Slalom Technique Library for a faster technique.
littlerubberninja
littlerubberninja - 11 years ago
Marathon technique is more similar to sprint than it is to the technique described here and certainly allows for long distance. That said, this technique is far more efficient than bicycling, and race technique with winged paddles takes a lot longer to get used to because of the higher arm position which is very difficult to maintain to start with.
Alex Larson
Alex Larson - 11 years ago
Yeah but you can't sprint for long distances- shes talking about touring style. Thats a touring kayak behind her.
Alex Larson
Alex Larson - 12 years ago
yeah. shes a pro kayaker
Daryl Anderson
Daryl Anderson - 13 years ago
Great tips! I needed this! Can't wait to get back into the water this spring! Thanks!
popitypop
popitypop - 13 years ago
yea man.. thts so not a woman..
ryut
ryut - 13 years ago
It's not difficult for experts to demonstrate proper beautiful paddle-stroke techniques. However it's very difficult even for very experienced professionals to teach people how and let them be able to do that. This lady's instruction doesn't seem very successful for me, cause she teaches only what she's doing but nothing about the common mistakes people make or tips to avoid common mistakes something like that.

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dragonfitter
dragonfitter - 13 years ago
thats a women ? no way
Alex Larson
Alex Larson - 13 years ago
isnt that the lady from "Practical Kayaking"?? Thats an excellent instructional Sea Kayaking DVD.
xastrae
xastrae - 13 years ago
I see so many paddlers on our local lakes "bicycling" and have tried to explain this power stroke to others when away from the water. Now I can direct them to this video. Thanks so much.
iamkat2
iamkat2 - 13 years ago
Awesome - thank you for posting this!! I'm going kayaking for the first time very soon.
YooperZone
YooperZone - 13 years ago
I needed to see this! Thank you for posting.
Ian Caldwell
Ian Caldwell - 14 years ago
I wish I'd seen this before I did a lot of kayaking.
escozes
escozes - 14 years ago
espero q eso sea la tecnika de kayak d mar porque como sea la de k-1 vamos apaƱados...

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