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by dafriend
Thu Oct 30, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: General Canoeing Technique Advice
Replies: 33
Views: 10526

Re: General Canoeing Technique Advice

... weekend I got a piece of advice from a kind young woman who suggested I shorten my stroke and make it quicker. Her reasoning is that each stroke ... might help if you accept the idea that the forward stroke ends when the paddle is vertical and that beyond that point you are actually doing a turning ...
by CanoeCalifornia
Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: General Canoeing Technique Advice
Replies: 33
Views: 10526

General Canoeing Technique Advice

... canoeing for 2 summer seasons here in sunny, dry California. I paddled canoes all my life but just really got into whitewater in the past ... weekend I got a piece of advice from a kind young woman who suggested I shorten my stroke and make it quicker. Her reasoning is that each stroke ...
by Jim Michaud
Sat Apr 26, 2014 12:18 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: shorten my paddle
Replies: 17
Views: 4961

Re: shorten my paddle

The Werner Nantahala paddle has a fiberglass shaft so the T-grip is most likely epoxied in place. No amount of heat is going to loosen the T-grip. The best solution is to cut the shaft just below the T-grip then using a 1/4 inch wide ...
by yarnellboat
Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: shorten my paddle
Replies: 17
Views: 4961

Re: shorten my paddle

Saddle height is one thing, but going from the stern of a tandem, to solo, to C-1, I tend to use shorter paddles - for me, the smaller the boat, the shorter my paddle. So, if I cut a paddle for OC-1 and it feels short, I could always use it C-1.

Pat.
by GSG
Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: shorten my paddle
Replies: 17
Views: 4961

Re: shorten my paddle

I also like the same paddle length regardless of saddle height.
by hazardharry
Sun Apr 20, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: shorten my paddle
Replies: 17
Views: 4961

Re: shorten my paddle

i do mine like this. http://youtu.be/c_WaJ4Wssyo" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by ezwater
Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: shorten my paddle
Replies: 17
Views: 4961

Re: shorten my paddle

Yarnellboat:"If you cut it too short, you can just take up C-1ing!"

It has surprised me that my 61" slalom paddles feel right, whether I'm paddling c-1 on a 6" seat or OC-1 on a 10" seat.

Could suggest that I'm doing something wrong, but it feels so right!
by Walsh
Fri Apr 18, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: shorten my paddle
Replies: 17
Views: 4961

Re: shorten my paddle

For what it's worth, I've found the epoxy used by Werner to be a great deal stronger and more heat-resistant than their new plastic t-grips. I haven't gotten one out intact.
by yarnellboat
Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:46 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: shorten my paddle
Replies: 17
Views: 4961

Re: shorten my paddle

If you cut it too short, you can just take up C-1ing! P.
by rab
Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:34 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: shorten my paddle
Replies: 17
Views: 4961

Re: shorten my paddle

Thanks for the suggestions folks. I'll try to modify it and let you know how it goes. Hopefully I don't make it too short.

rab
by Riverken
Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:13 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: shorten my paddle
Replies: 17
Views: 4961

Re: shorten my paddle

... out, then you have to cut below it and might end up with too short a paddle. And you have to make a new T grip, or call Werner and see whether ... to make sure it won't ever come out, and presumably you won't want to shorten it again so you don't care if it ever comes out again. 4. You can ...
by ezwater
Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: shorten my paddle
Replies: 17
Views: 4961

Re: shorten my paddle

I don't think it is the "leverage" of a longer paddle, but rather the vectors, the geometry of cab forward paddling. But in the end, it comes down to what feels right. With my long torso, if I drop much below 61" at all, the whole business just ...
by TonyB
Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: shorten my paddle
Replies: 17
Views: 4961

Re: shorten my paddle

As long as you can get the old t grip out, you can always put another in. I've seen people do that just so they can have a wood T grip.
by pblanc
Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: shorten my paddle
Replies: 17
Views: 4961

Re: shorten my paddle

I have used ezwater's method to shorten paddles, bonding the T grip back in with epoxy. This typically requires that you shorten the paddle at ...
by sbroam
Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: shorten my paddle
Replies: 17
Views: 4961

Re: shorten my paddle

I, too have gone between shorter and longer, mostly shorter. Thing is, no matter how long they are to begin with, they all get shorter - even without my intervention :D