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What kayak or ocean ski racing rules would you change?

What kayak or ocean ski racing rules would you change? 0

This blog is a recap of phone call with a paddling friend musing on two different questions; “If you could change/add/remove one single rule in paddle racing, what would it be?” and the far less ethical question “How would you mechanically dope (cheat) in paddling?”. What would be the one rule you would change and how would you modify your paddling gear to go faster?

How to choose the best racing kayak or surfski

How to choose the best racing kayak or surfski 0

Looking for the ideal kayak or surfski to race in but not sure where to start? The are many options to be considered and that’s exactly what we hope this guide will help you navigate. Follow these eight steps to help you identify the best racing kayak or ski for you.
Kayak and Surfski resistance training that will make you paddle faster

Kayak and Surfski resistance training that will make you paddle faster 0

Runners have hills, cyclists have hills as well as gears to add resistance to their training. Paddlers we have resistance too. Resistance training is highly beneficial to paddlers as it increases drag on the kayak or surfski which requires more work on your paddling muscles to move your kayak forward. Whether you paddle surfski, sprint or marathon kayaks there are benefits to adding resistance training to your paddling. In the gym weight training is great for paddlers to increase their strength but it doesn’t have the same specificity of working the paddle stroke muscles with additional resistance while balancing the kayak. To increase your maximum power for faster starts or to catch another runner in the ocean you and your coach will be able to put resistance to good use in your kayak training.