Technique Archive

  • When I was in high school I did a lot of ski racing and was fortunate to have some very good coaches work with me.  One of the things that […]

    Three Common Mistakes

    When I was in high school I did a lot of ski racing and was fortunate to have some very good coaches work with me.  One of the things that […]

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  • As my coaching efforts increase, so does the necessity to be creative with my explanations of what I’m trying to convey. You can only say “Reach, Dammit, Reach” so many […]

    Kalama’s 50/50

    As my coaching efforts increase, so does the necessity to be creative with my explanations of what I’m trying to convey. You can only say “Reach, Dammit, Reach” so many […]

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  • Many of the technical parts in a good stroke come from canoe paddling because canoe paddling and canoe strokes have been practiced and refined for hundred, perhaps thousands of years. […]

    Use Your hips

    Many of the technical parts in a good stroke come from canoe paddling because canoe paddling and canoe strokes have been practiced and refined for hundred, perhaps thousands of years. […]

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  • If you ever spend any time with me or almost any other paddle coach for that matter, you’re going to hear that phrase or something very similar. The key to […]

    Reach, Dammit, Reach

    If you ever spend any time with me or almost any other paddle coach for that matter, you’re going to hear that phrase or something very similar. The key to […]

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  • Nose riding looks easy, all you really do is stand there, but for many it seems like a mystery that’s unsolvable. With a couple of simple tips you can not […]

    Nose Riding

    Nose riding looks easy, all you really do is stand there, but for many it seems like a mystery that’s unsolvable. With a couple of simple tips you can not […]

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  • One of the special attributes of stand up is the paddle. The paddle itself , as we all know, is not unique to stand up yet, I believe that the […]

    Using Your Paddle

    One of the special attributes of stand up is the paddle. The paddle itself , as we all know, is not unique to stand up yet, I believe that the […]

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  • Why do really good paddlers seem like they use less energy but go faster?  Because they can sequence their coordinated movements into a efficient continually flowing series of executed moves. For […]

    Sequencing

    Why do really good paddlers seem like they use less energy but go faster?  Because they can sequence their coordinated movements into a efficient continually flowing series of executed moves. For […]

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  • I’ve been thinking about this some more since writing this tip and have a couple more things that might help.  The advice I gave is good for when you want […]

    Dealing With White Water

    I’ve been thinking about this some more since writing this tip and have a couple more things that might help.  The advice I gave is good for when you want […]

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  • Here’s a quick tip that may help you with getting over white water. When I’m in my four man surfing canoe and we’re paddling back out through the surf, as […]

    Climbing White Water

    Here’s a quick tip that may help you with getting over white water. When I’m in my four man surfing canoe and we’re paddling back out through the surf, as […]

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  • Total focus on relaxing right here While on a bike ride today I had a chance to think about some things that can be helpful in racing.  First, one small […]

    focus

    Total focus on relaxing right here While on a bike ride today I had a chance to think about some things that can be helpful in racing.  First, one small […]

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