mushinaiki wrote:Low angle paddling tends to load up the AC joint in the shoulder. The reason for this is that using no or little body rotation causes you to use the muscles in the front of the arm. These muscles are connected to the pectoral muscles in the chest, and connected no further. High angle paddler use there triceps muscles in the arm which are connected to the back of the shoulder then all the way down the back to the pelvis which are connected to the legs which should be driving off the foot pegs.
Kayaker Greg wrote:The low angle stroke with a GP already starts at a disadvantage due to the paddle placement in the water, its in a weaker start position. Sure the GP has its fans, all power to them, but if you want efficiency, speed and power, you can't go past the high angle wing stroke. I know thats not what is important to many, and I do enjoy using a GP at times.
baily wrote:A very important factor here is what kind of paddle you're using. Wing blades are designed for a high (ie aggressive) stroke.
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