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Old 06-02-2018, 08:06 PM   #1
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Default Long time kayaker crosses over!

Long time kayaker Bob K. spotted in a canoe today at Riverfest! Apparently he has forgotten his PFD and may need further instruction on optimal paddle technique. I am sure he will gladly accept constructive criticism from all you canoe enthusiasts!
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Old 06-02-2018, 08:46 PM   #2
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Default T-grip Confusion!!!!

It appears that the paddler is confounded/confused by the concept of the T-grip after years of two-fisted, shaft-only paddling. This is nothing that renouncing the church of the double-bladed paddle can’t remedy.

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Old 06-06-2018, 02:47 PM   #3
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Bahahahahaha!
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Old 06-06-2018, 03:04 PM   #4
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Hhhhaaaaa hhheeee
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Now that all the T-grippers have had a good laugh, it is time to reveal why the paddle was being held that way. Yes, there is a good reason.
A comprehensive internet search will show that the seemingly awkward grip used in the photo is, in fact, one of the most difficult to master. It is rarely used and it is a privilege to see it performed. All good canoeists should aspire to learn this grip. It is known amongst expert canoeists as the Pressure Opposed Oar Placement grip. More commonly known by its lead letters, the P.O.O.P. grip.
Perhaps one day Mike or JP will be able canoe on the Mahoning or other bodies of water with P.O.O.P. in their grip.
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