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Videos, tips and links by your coaching team
Seat Roles in the Canoe
The Stoke Part 1: The Hinge
This video will cover the basics of the hinge in outrigger paddling.
The Stroke Part 2: The Bottom Arm
This video covers the biomechanics and importance of the bottom arm for blade placement in the water.
The Stroke Part 3: The Upper Arm and the Catch
This video covers upper arm positioning, injuries and how to maximize power for the catch.
The Stroke Part 4: Blade Angle
This video discusses how to engage the blade through the water to maximize the catch and power.
The Stroke Part 5: Legs
This video discusses leg placement and when to initiate leg drive.
Timing In the Outrigger Canoe
This video gives an overview of timing in terms of paddle entry, application of power in the catch and exit from the stroke.
Choosing a Paddle
In this video, Kim discusses the different components of the outrigger paddle (the t-grip, the shaft and the blade) and what variations in those components might draw a paddler to one paddle over another.