Kayak Stroke Hip Rotation

How to bring your legs and hips into your kayak stroke for more efficiency and power. From The Kayak Forward Stroke DVD by Greg Barton & Oscar Chalupsky.

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How to bring your legs and hips into your kayak stroke for more efficiency and power. From The Kayak Forward Stroke DVD by Greg Barton & Oscar Chalupsky.

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Simon Loveland
Simon Loveland - 8 years ago
Absolutely perfect form. However, for sea kayaking in any sort of chop, it's best to keep the knees under the thigh braces—The moment the knees are together the boat becomes MUCH more tippy. 

That's OK on a flat pond using a wing paddle that gives additional support. In the open sea using a Euro blade, it's not so clever. Trust me on this—I wound up swimming because of trying close knees paddling on the high seas...

It's still possible to get reasonable leg drive even with the thighs spread out and under the thigh braces—Not quite as efficient as knees together, but instant, instinctive control of any rolling in the hull which is crucial when kayaking on the open sea...
Nicholas Cryder
Nicholas Cryder - 7 years ago
Rotation and leg drive isn't just for flatwater. Watch an elite paddler like Greg in a 16" wide V14 surfski in the open ocean with huge conditions coming beam, quartering, rebound and downwind with no thigh braces whatsoever, and he's totally fluid and very stable. This isn't just for the elite paddlers, its foundational for everyone. The key is to learn to drive balance with the catch that then spills over to the entire body from the footbrace all the way to blade exit. It's the wing paddle (not a "Euroblade") that creates traction in the water by reducing cavitation and allowing the paddler to create a lever. The thigh braces in a cockpit are great for executing a role, but they can quickly become a crutch that keeps a paddler from developing true balance skills. 
Roo ppp
Roo ppp - 8 years ago
sobtitulo?traduscanlo al español  plis! :)
aircanuck
aircanuck - 8 years ago
The whole dvd is dynamite. It really broke down the mechanics and techniques nicely. I highly recommend it.
Philip Vitkus
Philip Vitkus - 9 years ago
Brilliant. Thanks!!!
oiuslags
oiuslags - 10 years ago
what ?--- other leg drive oh dear
Javier ibarbia ramirez
Javier ibarbia ramirez - 10 years ago
Si dominas la torsion llegaras a campeon
Dennis Barnes
Dennis Barnes - 12 years ago
I love that paddle, almost looks like a scoop.
Julian Norton-Smith
Julian Norton-Smith - 12 years ago
The first skill any paddler should lean. Rating, power, rythym and efficent technique all come from correct leg drive.
gtkayakcoach
gtkayakcoach - 13 years ago
a Greg Barton youtube channel. How come no one knows about this?

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