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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Sit Up and Take Note

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,...
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Become a Better Dragon Boat Paddler in One Day – Find the Kinematic Sequence

Have you ever wondered how top golfers can hit the ball so far, so effortlessly? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGnYLXlfjbU Have you ever wondered how a baseball pitcher can throw...
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Effect of Crew Movement on Dragon Boat Speed

In rowing, the mass of the crew is much more than the mass of the shell. Therefore, any movements by the crew affects the...
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10 Sun Tzu Quotes for Dragon Boaters

Firstly, who is Sun Tzu? Sun Tzu was a Chinese military general, strategist, and philosopher who lived in the Spring and Autumn period of ancient...
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Think Dragon Boating is Easy? There’s a Catch!

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...

Efficient Dragon Boat Paddling Technique (Part 2)

So, you have read Part 1 of Efficient Dragon Boat Paddling? What more can we add? You will discover from my blogs that I am a...

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

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.,...

Efficient Dragon Boat Paddling Technique (Part 1)

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...

10 Ways An Ergo Helps A Dragon Boat Paddler And One Way It Doesn’t?

The Ergo (or Erg) A piece of machinery that attempts to mimic the forces of paddling.Used by many clubs in the northern hemisphere for training...

6 Mistakes Paddlers Make Before a Regatta

In the constant quest to improve, paddlers always seek something that will give them an edge. This is great but just before a regatta...