Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Aleut Paddle Orientation, Again
So, is there a right way and a wrong way to hold an Aleut paddle? The answer is still no I think, but perhaps we can say that for a cruising stroke, ridge forward and flat side back was the most common orientation. When I paddle with an Aleut paddle, I sometimes switch back and forth between the two orientations because they stress different sets of muscles and I can give one set a rest by switching.