open canoe skills 2

The Knifing J Stroke
an advanced open canoe paddle stroke (see Adrian on You Tube below)
A powerful, efficient and effective forward power stroke which gives steering correction towards the paddling side (i.e. a knifing J stroke on the right turns the canoe right). The correction (turning element) is done with the power face of the paddle which is knifed/lifted upwards underwater on the return to the start of the next power stroke/catch point. The stroke can be completed quickly and as the paddle stays in the water longer it gives extra support if needed when in waves and white water.