Leg drive - newbie question

6 months 2 weeks ago #31379 by Hardy
Everyone mentions that leg drive should be done by pressing with the foot on the stroke side. To me it seems that I can get a little extra hip rotation by simultaneously pulling with the other foot on the footstrap. Is that a common technique?

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6 months 2 weeks ago - 6 months 2 weeks ago #31381 by robin.mousley
More common in sprint kayak paddling but I know some surfski paddlers who do it. Some paddlers even install foot bars to facilitate this in their surfskis, although this again is much more common in kayaks.

Rob

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6 months 2 weeks ago #31383 by Hardy
Replied by Hardy on topic Leg drive - newbie question
My ski (Nelo) has a hard strap which gives a solid anchor for the pulling foot. That makes it feel easy and natural to work that way.

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6 months 2 weeks ago #31386 by kwolfe
Replied by kwolfe on topic Leg drive - newbie question
Hey Hardy,
I have a 550 with the same strap. Instead of pulling, I like to think about bending my opposite knee which enable my hips to move more freely. This way it doesn't upset your balance.

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6 months 2 weeks ago #31387 by LakeMan
Replied by LakeMan on topic Leg drive - newbie question
I find that just hanging one leg over the side works best.


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6 months 2 weeks ago #31388 by Hardy
Replied by Hardy on topic Leg drive - newbie question
never tried that, but it sure looks good!

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