Kayak Forward Stroke - How to Paddle series

In this How to Paddle Series, Mike Aronoff demonstrates the proper technique for the forward stroke. This video series is sponsored by Jackson Kayaks.

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In this How to Paddle Series, Mike Aronoff demonstrates the proper technique for the forward stroke. This video series is sponsored by Jackson Kayaks.

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Gordishify
Gordishify - 4 years ago
Thank you, Mark!!!
Randell Schimdt
Randell Schimdt - 5 years ago
You will be seeing me. I'm an older guy slash beginner and I want to have fun without feeling exhausted at the end of the day. Thanks Mike
Darin Jensen
Darin Jensen - 5 years ago
Short and sweet. This video had the fundamentals that I was looking for. Thank you!
Rick Downunder
Rick Downunder - 6 years ago
Great video.Thanks for posting.After buying a kayak a few weeks ago and being a complete novice I am very appreciative of such helpful information.Thanks again.
Eristhenes
Eristhenes - 6 years ago
Great informative vid for beginners, thanks!
Kulcsii
Kulcsii - 7 years ago
I'm hungaryan. The old man's technic is not good. Follow the blond girl technic, she is better, but not perfect. You need to don't climb/brake your kayak straight axis under strokes. Need keep kayak straigt forward under strokes. Don't use your biceps muscle for strokes, use only your torso rotate. Use very lightweight paddles and 60-90 degrees feather positions. Paddle rod will be 30-32mm diameter. (sorry for my bad english)
SuperGoatproductions
SuperGoatproductions - 7 years ago
I just began kayaking and my lower back has been hurting how can I correct this
Kulcsii
Kulcsii - 7 years ago
+SuperGoatproductionsMaybe help this a litle bit.: http://www.kayakpaddling.net/ 2.2 section
thudyncia
thudyncia - 7 years ago
RockOfAges, your opinion is completely disproven, wrong and harmful to beginner paddlers, I'm sorry to say.  When we think the body knows what to do and how to do it best, we paddle and develop habits, some of which are very counterproductive.  It is unnatural to rotate so far, pull the blade out so quickly..., and so we can only develop excellent technique with excellent, regimented practice, practice that feels awkward because of our faulty habits, but over time starts to feel less and less awkward as it becomes our newly formed habit.
So, be wary that comfort is a consequence of habits, good and bad.  And be very wary of bad habits, as they ultimately will often result in discomfort, injury and decreased efficiency and fun.  
pfalky2k
pfalky2k - 5 years ago
same premise as archery & guitar (& probably writing, walking, running etc etc etc). learn to do it technically right first. then when you have that nailed down, you can play around & find your own style that's most comfortable for you. start off with bad form, you'll end up with muscular strains & injuries as bad form gets worse. better any bad habits fall from a place of excellence rather than an already low drop-point
wrbrbl irbl
wrbrbl irbl - 7 years ago
+thudyncia Well there are some paddling variations among expert instructors, but you are right that you can't self-diagnose by "feel," that is The Rock inexperience talking. Filming yourself helps, but only if you can apply the principles physical training properly, and then progress is slow without a trainer- even a class is obvious to me very helpful (self taught boater so far). I learned this by taking WW rescue class, now I need to undo bad habits in kayak class.
RockOf Ages
RockOf Ages - 7 years ago
I was waiting for the Turkey to get out of the oven and saw this in my email. Recently my wife and I paddled a fully loaded 18ft tandem kayak 70 miles in two days on the Hungry Horse reservoir in Montana. Believe me, to say that there is one correct way to paddle is ignorant of paddling in itself. Everybody has unique ergonomic considerations and anatomical balance points for maximum efficient propulsion. If you want to learn how to paddle correctly for your build, strength, endurance, and ability, all you need to do is paddle 35 miles a day for a few days and believe me you figure it out. Happy Thanksgiving!
Kayak Life
Kayak Life - 5 years ago
hahahaha... thanks for the laugh.

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Barbara Stewart
Barbara Stewart - 7 years ago
both arms bent???
 what about arm extension?

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