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Monday, July 22, 2013

21 kayaking tips in 21 days - TIP #1

Tip #1

Paddle with loose fingers. This is very simple, and most people don't realize it. Your hands should be loose around the paddle. This will keep you from getting blisters, keep you relaxed and fluid. It also forces you to push the paddle. With a tight grip it is much more likely you will pull the paddle back through the water. On each stroke, think about the wind flowing through the open fingers on the hand that is in the air.