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Discussion: Paddles?

in: revy; revy > 2016-08-24

Aug 29, 2016 4:41 AM # 
Carbon's Offset:
I'm guessing you used canoe paddles? How was that?
Aug 29, 2016 5:09 AM # 
Yes used canoe paddles. Felt weird at first as my paddle seemed too long but quickly remembered how to reach and get a good catch and then it no longer seemed too long:) Courtney and I were not really balanced in terms of power so I would switch sides frequently (rather than J-stroking a lot). Overall we moved well - 6-7km/hr no problem, 8km/hr in short bursts.
Aug 29, 2016 1:56 PM # 
Carbon's Offset:
You were calling out for short bursts? "C'mon Courtney, let's do 20 strokes hard, just to pull away from this other team"
Aug 30, 2016 2:27 AM # 
Pretty much. Bart always likes to be up ahead.
Aug 30, 2016 5:37 AM # 
What? We had to paddle hard to keep up with the competitive kids in the 21 foot canoe with four paddlers...;)

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