Sweep Stroke

Forward and reverse sweep strokes are used to turn the kayak. These strokes are very effective when stationary and you can also adapt them to change course while on the move.

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Practice Drills

  • Take time to count the strokes required to turn your kayak a half circle (180°) and compare the results when:
    1. performed on different sides (and work on lowering the count on the weaker side)
    2. performed in different conditions (across the full spectrum of your comfort levels).
  • Note the tightness of your turning circle as you increase the level of edge you apply. 
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