Cross Bow Draw Stroke
So the opposite of the draw is used at the bow of the boat, and you can use it solo to turn the boat, is the cross bow draw. Come up to the halfway point with your stationary thumb on the top and keep that thumb on the top and swing the whole paddle around. If you noticed, most of the swing is coming out to the chest. Put your paddle in the water, pull and out.
Doing this solo makes for a really powerful turn. If you coupled it with the sweep stroke on your on-side and you move your knees across to face the off-side it makes it more powerful. Very often this is called the outside pivot turn. This cross deck draw or cross deck bow draw makes for a very very powerful turn or, if it's necessary, as a correction stroke. Combined with a reverse sweep at the stern it makes for a tight turn on the spot.
The classic mistake with this stroke is as you come across, instead of keeping this thumb on top, which gives you a really powerful position because if you notice I'm not actually pulling with my arms I'm pulling with my body, is that as they come across they twist the paddle over so their thumb ends up down. This is extremely weak. You're not really effective with the body and your arm is an extremely weak position. So the telltale is that the thumb is still on the top.