How To Make A Quick Turn WIth A Crossbow Stroke
The crossbow stroke is the most advanced of all the paddle strokes covered in the article. It involves holding the paddle with both hands and extending it in front of you. Dip the blade into the water and pull it towards your hip while simultaneously turning your torso and the boat in the opposite direction. This stroke is useful when you need to make a sharp turn or maneuver your boat in tight spaces.
To make a quick turn with the crossbow stroke, follow these steps:
- Hold the paddle with both hands and extend it in front of you.
- Dip the blade into the water on the opposite side of the direction you want to turn.
- Pull the blade towards your hip while simultaneously turning your torso and the boat in the opposite direction.
- Repeat on the other side to complete the turn.
Remember to practice this stroke in a safe and controlled environment before attempting it in more challenging conditions.
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