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PostPosted: October 18th, 2017, 10:23 pm 
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My son Brad and I spent 3 amazing days paddling along the coastline at Lake Superior Provincial Park. We started at Gargantua Bay and headed down to Sand River. I've edited a short video that documents our adventure. Please have a look:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XZMhbC4Xwc

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-Wayne

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PostPosted: October 19th, 2017, 4:39 pm 
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great video, I love it

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PostPosted: October 19th, 2017, 6:26 pm 
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Looks nice. Curious why you use a rudder (goon) stroke rather than a J.

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PostPosted: October 20th, 2017, 7:55 am 
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jefffski wrote:
Looks nice. Curious why you use a rudder (goon) stroke rather than a J.


I've always used that stroke. Sometimes I'll switch to a J, but for some reason, performance wise, it feels fast and comfortable to goon it. I've never had an issue with keeping the boat straight or paddling long distances. I paddle a 1-2 thousand km each year, primarily with that stroke. Just a quick flip of the wrist when paddling in sync. Maybe a bit more effort when solo paddling, i.e when the camera is turned on me, the bow partner isn't paddling! Ha!

I know it can drive some purists mad. I think I get more comments on that than the actual video content sometimes :lol:

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PostPosted: October 20th, 2017, 6:40 pm 
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What really matters is safety and fun. So I'm glad you're out having fun and staying safe. Everything else is style.

Having said that, the rudder (goon), stroke is definitley less efficient than the J stroke because it creates drag. I often use a rudder stroke in white water because it is more powerful, though I know it slows the boat down.

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