Stroke, Transmission, Steering, Balance are the key skills to continuously master to master canoeing and kayaking
In the Episode 13, I speak about the basics skills we all need to master to later progress in the sport. Stroke, Transmission, Steering, Balance are the building blocks of the sport; they are the fundamentals that need to be continusously mastered day after day to become more and more accurate. Stroke will enable you to create a fixed point in the water on a meaningful spot of the river; transmission will help you bring that force from the top (blade) down to the boat or from the bottom (boat) to the top (blade) by organising your body in a smart way; steering happens when you start using you boat and hips to apply pressure on the water with your edges and create speed. Of course, the balance will be key all the way thourgh the progression and enable the paddler to stay on top of his kayak. You will find simple but effective drills to explore those fundamentals but think for yourself and explore the possibilities.
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