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Strokes & Braces

To look at turning a moving canoe, we're going to break the turns down into four parts. The first…

When paddling solo you can move backward in a straight line by using a combination of back strokes and…

A pivot is used to turn a canoe that's sitting still, around its center point, and it's pretty…

Like the Stationary Bow Draw, the Cross Bow Draw is a stroke primarily used with forward momentum. It's…

The three golden rules are a set of rules that when followed, will let you paddle the most efficiently,…

Sometimes you're going to want to go sideways in your kayak, and one way of doing that is a Draw Stroke…

Quite often, you'll want to go sideways with your kayak, maybe to get to a dock, maybe just to pull up…

Forward paddling, that's your powerful straight line paddling, but your kayak really wants to go in a…

A stroke that will make the kayak glide straight, for example, when you have a wind behind you, and it's…

Paddling a kayak is mostly about going from point A to point B. The stroke that you use for that is the…

The forward stroke is the most important thing you do when you're paddling. It's what you do most often.…

When we're forward paddling we want to be as efficient as possible and one way to do that is to make…

Quite often you're going to want to turn or spin the kayak around or pivot so that you want to be turned…

The Bow Draw is a great technique for making quick changes of direction when traveling forward. It…

Sometimes you want to make your kayak go sideways and the most elegant way to do that is by using a…

Let's segue from doing the Sculling Brace, which is to provide pressure to allow the kayak to be leaned…

Let's take a look at one of the strokes in the bracing family at the entry level. We have done High…

There are two major forms of braces we need to look at. There's the low brace and the high brace. And…

Another anti-capsize stroke is the high brace. You want to be careful with this one, but it's…

Braces are used to recover when you're thrown off balance and although you can use it while paddling a…

The high brace lean turn is virtually the same as the low brace lean turn, only you will be using a high…

This video demonstrates the Greenland Balance Brace technique. Concentrating on the basics of body…

Surfing on an SUP is definitely one of the most unique feelings in the world, and it's often enough…

Today, we're going to go over some tips to make standup paddling that much easier. At Werner, we love to…