Sunday, March 6, 2011

Anatomy Of A Paddle Stroke - Top Hand

Can we say anything about the top hand ?

Everybody has his own solutions, everybody has a different style, no two paddler's top hand action looks alike.

On a regular forward stroke the top hand should be somewhere over the gunnel to assure that the paddle shaft is kept straight.

Keeping your paddle upright means that less yaw is being induced.

Keep the top arm  in a relaxed straight 'neutral'  position without bent in the elbow joint.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I thought this was a lot of fun to go over. I would love to try this out sometime. I think this would be really fun.