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Think Dragon Boating is Easy? There’s a Catch!

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The Catch One of the most important phases of a good dragon boat stroke is the catch and it is one of the most difficult...

Technique

Fitness

Pass the Energy Please Part 3 – The Glycolytic System. Short...

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This is the third post in the “Pass the Energy Please” series. Go to our blog to read the others. Remember the graph from the...

Injury

How to Strengthen Your Shoulders and Look Great

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The previous post in this series, “Why You Need To Strengthen Your Shoulders”, described the role of the rotor cuff and other muscles in...
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Efficient Dragon Boat Paddling Technique (Part 1)

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Does the following story sound familiar to you? You turn up at your first dragon boating session. Someone looks you up and down and says...
Dragon Analytics - balance your boat

The Best Way to Balance Your Dragon Boat

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Why are you losing? Your team trains hard but in races you seem to be ploughing through the water. Or dragging the back end...

Sit Up and Take Note

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Can simply sitting up during your stroke make the boat go faster? All dragon boat paddlers know that when there is movement in the boat,...
Dragon Analytics - A_comparison

Think Dragon Boating is Easy? There’s a Catch!

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The Catch One of the most important phases of a good dragon boat stroke is the catch and it is one of the most difficult...

In dragon boating, is “timing” the same as “synchrony”?

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Synchrony: a state in which things happen, move, or exist at the same time Timing: the control of the speed of a stroke, blow, etc.,...
Dragon Analytics - race start

Effect of Crew Movement on Dragon Boat Speed

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In rowing, the mass of the crew is much more than the mass of the shell. Therefore, any movements by the crew affects the...

Can 20 paddlers make a dragon boat 20 times faster than one?

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You would think that if every paddler could produce the same amount of power, then 20 paddlers would provide 20 times more power than...
Dragon Analytics - Lies

7 Lies Dragon Boaters Believe

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When it comes to myths and lies surrounding a sport, nothing can come close to dragon boating. With so many self-professed experts and enthusiastic...

How Fast Can a Dragon Boat Go?

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Is there a maximum speed for a dragon boat? Has it anything to do with “hull speed”? And therefore, can we answer those questions...

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Finding the Ideal Stroke Rate

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In this post we will talk about finding the ideal stroke rate for a crew. This ideal stroke rate can also be referred to...