The Ideal Forward Stroke - Sea Kayak Technique

Ken Whiting explains and demonstrates how to perform a quality forward stroke, and get the most from your paddle and body. 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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Ken Whiting explains and demonstrates how to perform a quality forward stroke, and get the most from your paddle and body. 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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Joseph Ferrara
Joseph Ferrara - 3 years ago
No!!! This is not efficient nor fast. Besides the Brent Rietz suggested below, there's also Gordon Brown.
phantomspaceman
phantomspaceman - 3 years ago
I've noticed that these rules seem to disappear when you're on a sit-on-top and get into boating traffic and currents in the intracoastal waterway. It's kind of sadistic to learn to paddle there but afterwards it makes this easygoing sit-inside paddling look relaxing. At least when you make a mistake you aren't surrounded by miles of oyster beds.
Arnold vd M
Arnold vd M - 3 years ago
I've learned to push on the other side of the paddle (air side) instead of pulling (water side).
Is this wrong?
Joe Doe
Joe Doe - 4 years ago
Next video - tying your shoes
David Bassou
David Bassou - 4 years ago
I had total butt failure after following this technique.
After a successful buttectomy and 32 years of physio my bum bum is fine now.
La Gr
La Gr - 6 years ago
Thank you so much. This was such a wonderful and informative clip. We learned a lot. =)
DIsmayedConfuse
DIsmayedConfuse - 6 years ago
The advice here is flawed - you'll end up with tendinitis in your wrist if you paddle like this.  Take a look at the Brent Reitz Forward Stroke Clinic DVD instead.  Reitz's ergonomics are far superior. 
Ed Wi
Ed Wi - 6 years ago
longer harder
chinosemailable
chinosemailable - 6 years ago
Great info,been kayaking for about a month & it's a ton of fun....love my kayak !!

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winged hussar
winged hussar - 7 years ago
It's a really professionally made video ever seen by me.You can learn from it a lot.Thanks.
sharon shrestha
sharon shrestha - 7 years ago
Have you seen Ultra Slimming Formula? (Google it) It is a quick and easy way for you to burn fat fast.
tiredtridude
tiredtridude - 7 years ago
This is the best paddling technique video on YouTube. Thanks for putting the time into making it!
Jay Rose
Jay Rose - 7 years ago
Good video with good basic fundamentals but seems to be a somewhat old school approach to the forward stroke. The author talks about rotation but seems to be rotating his shoulders only and missing a core group of muscles in the abdomen. Keeping a more constant paddlers box would engage the lower torso area and prevent pulling your arm behind your body. Not knocking anything at all but I've found that a more exaggerated paddlers box and rotation to avoid beginners from potential bad habits.
Keegan Schuh
Keegan Schuh - 8 years ago
Just an English comment coming through
Jui-ing Yang
Jui-ing Yang - 8 years ago
美麗的環境
Julian
Julian - 8 years ago
A canadian is an open canoe - a kayak isn't a canadian
YouSirAreNoob
YouSirAreNoob - 8 years ago
I don't see what's funny about that, being a Canadian doesn't make one less likely to have or use a kayak....
YouSirAreNoob
YouSirAreNoob - 8 years ago
the water looks amaaaaazing
lamyeechiu
lamyeechiu - 9 years ago
good teacher, good camera man

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