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by Kim
Tue May 06, 2008 5:27 pm
Forum: Irish Whitewater Forum
Topic: Low brace turns, pointless?
Replies: 72
Views: 24435

Re: Low brace turns, pointless?

Kev, we really need a good long auld chat... Just think about way people learn things. When you teach something in the flat, people will take that technique onto whitewater with them. As soon as they feel comfortable using that way of turning (dragging the paddle, for god's sake!), it will be a habi...
by Kim
Fri May 02, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: Irish Whitewater Forum
Topic: Low brace turns, pointless?
Replies: 72
Views: 24435

Re: Low brace turns, pointless?

And that's why we like Mike. ;) Always got a comment worth listening to. I agree we need to change from down instructors level. I don't think we should be afraid to also start the work on the how and what and why of that new syllabus as well, because it will get there in time.

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by Kim
Fri May 02, 2008 1:31 pm
Forum: Irish Whitewater Forum
Topic: Low brace turns, pointless?
Replies: 72
Views: 24435

Re: Low brace turns, pointless?

to spend the least amount of time possible on it, it would make sense to hit it high. Ross I think it is a great idea to hit the eddy high. I just don't think it's a good idea to 'rest' the boat there. This is where the phenomenon arises of a whole club full of people banging into each other trying...
by Kim
Thu May 01, 2008 8:56 pm
Forum: Irish Whitewater Forum
Topic: Low brace turns, pointless?
Replies: 72
Views: 24435

Re: Low brace turns, pointless?

Sorry, didn't realise there were four more pages until after I posted my last one. One thing after seeing those clips: Are we slalom paddlers with slalom boats or are we white water paddlers with creekboats and playboats? Different aim (trying to make gates just inside the eddyline!), different boat...
by Kim
Thu May 01, 2008 8:35 pm
Forum: Irish Whitewater Forum
Topic: Low brace turns, pointless?
Replies: 72
Views: 24435

Re: Low brace turns, pointless?

Great to see this point brought up! I might get in trouble over this, but I agree with Rob. I used to be a low brace addict and bow rudder queen, but since paddling in New Zealand and Norway I have amended this. The low brace turn is not useful to anyone, not even surfers or beginners! Not for surf ...