KAYAKING PADDLES
WHY IS A KAYAKING PADDLE
DIFFERENT FROM A CANOE PADDLE
CANOE PADDLES
• Consist of a
- Shaft
- Handle
- Blade
• Made of
- Wood
- Plastic
- Fibreglass
KAYAK PADDLES
• Consist of a
- Shaft
- 2X Blade
• Made of
- Plastic
- Fibreglass
- Carbon fibre
WHAT DIFFERENCES EXIST BETWEEN
KAYAK PADDLES
NON FEATHERED VS FEATHERED
Feathered
Paddle
Non Feathered
Paddle
• No dominant
hand
• Blades have
no offset
• The blades a...
FLAT BLADE VS SPOON BLADE
Flat blade
Spoon blade
• Predominantly flat
• Used for all strokes
• Recreational or long
paddle...
COMMON MATERIALS USED IN
KAYAK PADDLES
WOOD
• Heavy
• Cheap
• For beginners
FIBREGLASS
• Lightweight
• Expensive
• Good manoeuvring
• Delicate
• Expensive to repair
ALUMINIUM
• Very popular
• Lightweight
• Good control
• Durable
PLASTIC
• Most used
• Cheap
• Durable
CARBON FIBRE
• Extremely lightweight
• Very strong
• Easy to manoeuvre
and control
KEVLAR
• Extremely lightweight
• Extremely strong
• Very flexible and
versatile
WHAT ARE THE MAIN STROKES USED IN
KAYAKING
• Hands shoulder width apart
• Insert one side of the paddle into the water
• Rotate torso and pull the blade through the
...
• Twist torso so that shoulders parallel to the
kayak
• Put the paddle into the water at the rear
end of the kayak
• Rotat...
• Twist torso in the desired turning direction
• Insert paddle as far back and away as
possible
• Bring blade back towards...
• Perform the draw stroke on desired turning
side
• Perform a wide forwards stroke on opposite
side
• Let the kayak spin a...
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Kayaking and canoeing paddles

  1. 1. KAYAKING PADDLES
  2. 2. WHY IS A KAYAKING PADDLE DIFFERENT FROM A CANOE PADDLE
  3. 3. CANOE PADDLES • Consist of a - Shaft - Handle - Blade • Made of - Wood - Plastic - Fibreglass
  4. 4. KAYAK PADDLES • Consist of a - Shaft - 2X Blade • Made of - Plastic - Fibreglass - Carbon fibre
  5. 5. WHAT DIFFERENCES EXIST BETWEEN KAYAK PADDLES
  6. 6. NON FEATHERED VS FEATHERED Feathered Paddle Non Feathered Paddle • No dominant hand • Blades have no offset • The blades are both tilted at a different angle • One has one dominant stroke hand
  7. 7. FLAT BLADE VS SPOON BLADE Flat blade Spoon blade • Predominantly flat • Used for all strokes • Recreational or long paddle • Reduces risk of injury • More efficient stoke • Difficult to manoeuvre • For advanced paddlers
  8. 8. COMMON MATERIALS USED IN KAYAK PADDLES
  9. 9. WOOD • Heavy • Cheap • For beginners
  10. 10. FIBREGLASS • Lightweight • Expensive • Good manoeuvring • Delicate • Expensive to repair
  11. 11. ALUMINIUM • Very popular • Lightweight • Good control • Durable
  12. 12. PLASTIC • Most used • Cheap • Durable
  13. 13. CARBON FIBRE • Extremely lightweight • Very strong • Easy to manoeuvre and control
  14. 14. KEVLAR • Extremely lightweight • Extremely strong • Very flexible and versatile
  15. 15. WHAT ARE THE MAIN STROKES USED IN KAYAKING
  16. 16. • Hands shoulder width apart • Insert one side of the paddle into the water • Rotate torso and pull the blade through the water alongside the boat • Keep the top hand steady • Remove paddle from water at appropriate point THE FORWARD STROKE
  17. 17. • Twist torso so that shoulders parallel to the kayak • Put the paddle into the water at the rear end of the kayak • Rotate torso back so that shoulders are perpendicular to the kayak • Sweep paddle forwards along the side of the boat • Remove paddle from water at the tip of the kayak THE BACKWARD STROKE
  18. 18. • Twist torso in the desired turning direction • Insert paddle as far back and away as possible • Bring blade back towards the kayak • This will turn the boat to the desired direction THE DRAW STROKE
  19. 19. • Perform the draw stroke on desired turning side • Perform a wide forwards stroke on opposite side • Let the kayak spin around THE SPIN MANOEUVRE

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