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USEFUL LINKS

Want to know what those core strokes are follow these links:

https://www.kentcanoes.co.uk/imgs/Kent_Canoe_Article_BCU1_Star_Kayak.pdf

https://www.kentcanoes.co.uk/imgs/BCU_2_Star_kayak_new_article.pdf

http://www.eskapekayak.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Strokes-Photo-Handout-New-PDF.pdf

There are also great animations about strokes on Kayakpaddling https://www.kayakpaddling.net/

In particular have a look at these movement control strokes

Sweep turns, the basic turns https://www.kayakpaddling.net/2-4

Stern rudder, note this slows you down https://www.kayakpaddling.net/2-3

Carved turns, this requires you edge the boat https://www.kayakpaddling.net/2-5

PaddleEducation has some great sections on various techniques https://www.paddleeducation.com/whitewater-kayaking/stroke-work/

For slalom practice have a look at how to carve and edge a figure of 8 course

https://www.paddleeducation.com/whitewater-kayaking/boat-balance-and-edge-control/holding-an-edge-while-paddling-forward/

Torso rotation and use of your body in the kayak is also very important watch this video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2-QS2zrThQ

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