Reverse Stroke

Reverse strokes are used to propel the kayak backwards. This skill is useful to get away from hazards, into and out of narrow creeks, sea-caves, gauntlets, or in rescues. 

Technique Tips Safety  Common mistakes Practice drills

Common mistakes

  • Insufficient torso rotation.
  • Turning the blade to use the face. You should power the stroke with the back of the blade. 
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