Kayaking for Women - Finesse over Power

One of the reasons kayaking is such a great activity for women, is because it's a sport that relies on good technique rather than power. In this episode of Paddling TV, Anna Levesque explains how to replace power with finesse. Check out the Suspenz Kayak Rack at http://www.suspenz.com LEARN Check out all our Paddling TV YouTube channels: Kayak Fishing Tales http://www.youtube.com/user/KayakFishingTales Kayak Bass Fishing http://www.youtube.com/user/KayakBassinTV Stand Up Paddling http://www.youtube.com/user/StandUpPaddlingTV Whitewater Kayaking http://www.youtube.com/user/WhitewaterPaddlingTV Canoeing http://www.youtube.com/user/CanoeingTV Recreational Paddling http://www.youtube.com/user/PaddleTV Sea Kayaking http://www.youtube.com/user/SeaKayakingTV SHOP Need a boat? Shop the world's largest selection of canoes and kayaks at Appomattox River Company. Appomattox has served paddlers since 1977, and their staff of experts are serious paddlers, knowledgeable in all disciplines of paddlesports. Call them at 800 442 4837, or visit their website http://www.paddleva.com CLOTHING For 25 years ExOfficio has built top quality clothing that not only looks great, but that performs exceptionally well. ExOfficio clothing is simply made to adventure, and ExOfficio's Amphi line of clothing is ideal for paddling and other outdoor adventures. Check them out at http://www.exofficio.com STORAGE RACKS Even if you're on the water 2-hours every day, your boat will be in storage 90% of the time, and improperly stored boats are easily damaged. For the ultimate storage solution, check out Suspenz's indoor and outdoor storage racks for kayaks, canoes, SUPs and more. Visit the Suspenz website for more information http://wwwsuspenzkayakstorage.com KAYAKS For 30 years Necky and Old Town have designed world class kayaks with an approach that is streamlined, elegant, and purpose-built. Both Necky and Old Town are innovators in paddlesport designs who have played a large role in advancing the sport of kayaking. See their amazing boats at http://www.neckykayaks.com and http://www.oldtowncanoe.com PADDLES Notice how nearly every pro on Paddling TV uses an AquaBound paddle? There's a good reason for this. Aqua-Bound manufacturers some of the best paddles on the market, and they won't break your bank account. Having used them for 14 years we're happy to give them our stamp of approval. See their full line-up at http://www.aquabound.com PRODUCED BY Episode is produced by The Heliconia Press, an award winning TV, digital video, and DVD production company that specializes in outdoor pursuits. Visit http://www.helipress.com to find us online.

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One of the reasons kayaking is such a great activity for women, is because it's a sport that relies on good technique rather than power. In this episode of Paddling TV, Anna Levesque explains how to replace power with finesse. Check out the Suspenz Kayak Rack at http://www.suspenz.com LEARN Check out all our Paddling TV YouTube channels: Kayak Fishing Tales http://www.youtube.com/user/KayakFishingTales Kayak Bass Fishing http://www.youtube.com/user/KayakBassinTV Stand Up Paddling http://www.youtube.com/user/StandUpPaddlingTV Whitewater Kayaking http://www.youtube.com/user/WhitewaterPaddlingTV Canoeing http://www.youtube.com/user/CanoeingTV Recreational Paddling http://www.youtube.com/user/PaddleTV Sea Kayaking http://www.youtube.com/user/SeaKayakingTV SHOP Need a boat? Shop the world's largest selection of canoes and kayaks at Appomattox River Company. Appomattox has served paddlers since 1977, and their staff of experts are serious paddlers, knowledgeable in all disciplines of paddlesports. Call them at 800 442 4837, or visit their website http://www.paddleva.com CLOTHING For 25 years ExOfficio has built top quality clothing that not only looks great, but that performs exceptionally well. ExOfficio clothing is simply made to adventure, and ExOfficio's Amphi line of clothing is ideal for paddling and other outdoor adventures. Check them out at http://www.exofficio.com STORAGE RACKS Even if you're on the water 2-hours every day, your boat will be in storage 90% of the time, and improperly stored boats are easily damaged. For the ultimate storage solution, check out Suspenz's indoor and outdoor storage racks for kayaks, canoes, SUPs and more. Visit the Suspenz website for more information http://wwwsuspenzkayakstorage.com KAYAKS For 30 years Necky and Old Town have designed world class kayaks with an approach that is streamlined, elegant, and purpose-built. Both Necky and Old Town are innovators in paddlesport designs who have played a large role in advancing the sport of kayaking. See their amazing boats at http://www.neckykayaks.com and http://www.oldtowncanoe.com PADDLES Notice how nearly every pro on Paddling TV uses an AquaBound paddle? There's a good reason for this. Aqua-Bound manufacturers some of the best paddles on the market, and they won't break your bank account. Having used them for 14 years we're happy to give them our stamp of approval. See their full line-up at http://www.aquabound.com PRODUCED BY Episode is produced by The Heliconia Press, an award winning TV, digital video, and DVD production company that specializes in outdoor pursuits. Visit http://www.helipress.com to find us online.

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John Malone
John Malone - 6 years ago
Paddling in calm conditions and still waters I would agree with you. However when miles out at sea facing tide rip, choppy sea and headwind, a consistent power stroke is absolutely required. Digging close to your yak reaching as far forward as you can and following through behind to maximize the propulsion from a single stroke. Pushing with the air arm is an important part of this. Your legs are also important pushing against your stroke side as the power comes on.You may have to sustain this for a long time and you have to set your stroke powerful enough so you can maintain it, and gauge it against markers on land to be sure you are making sufficient headway. I have seen myself having to maintain this stroke for several miles, it is gruelling. It is also marvellous exercise for strength building.
Jennifer Dior
Jennifer Dior - 5 years ago
Great advice!!!
Martina Naplawa
Martina Naplawa - 7 years ago
Hmm and here I always thought you are supposed to rotate and "PUSH" with arm that is in the air and not "pull" with arm that is in the water..esp if you are just going in a straight flat line.  More power in pushing than pulling - or at least that is what I have been told..I may be wrong
UponGiantsShoulders
UponGiantsShoulders - 8 years ago
More precisely if your shoulders relative to your hips are turning on each stroke, then you are using your core. The more muscles that distribute the effort the easier paddling will be, and the quicker you will become accustomed to the effort of long distance paddling. The analogy to concrete for my mileage does little to further the point to efficiency that is trying to be conveyed. A better explanation includes a description of the wasted effort that accompanies techniques that create a lot of splashing. If water is splashing then that represents energy that is moving water independently from your kayak's base of friction. ie, for every drop of water separated from the whole you have not gained traction against the body of water your kayak is at rest against. Slowly ramping up force, and avoiding splashing, allows all of the water molecules that are being used to create traction to do so vs. wasting effort having water go airborne. The analogy works, but does not connect the dots to why.

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