K1 Technique

Level 1 > Forward Paddling

Launch Video Clip


  • Forward lean from hips (not from mid or upper back)
  • Top arm extends out between shoulder and eye level
  • Good shoulder rotation
  • Flat boat with minimal rocking


  • Full vertical blade driven downwards as close as possible to boat
  • Back straight, torso rotated, lower arm fully extended
  • Clear 'A' shape with boat, paddle and body


  • Vertical blade pulling with back then arm
  • Pressure through footreston same side as stroke
  • Blade exiting before hips