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Tech: Strokes Links
Greenland Technique: Strokes
2011 Delmarva Paddlers Forum: Video
Video by Peter Gengler, provides a contrast between a "crunch stroke" per Maligiaq Padilla and a "torso rotation stroke" per Greg Stamer. Both paddlers demonstrate and explain on a kayak erg during a class at Delmarva.
Sea Kayaker: Maligiaq Makes Waves on his U.S. Visit by John Heath
John Heath describes Maligiaq's forward stroke, including the forward tilt (canted angle) of the paddle blade. Archive copy from WayBack Machine.
Greenland Technique from the Source: Lessons Learned from Maligiaq Padilla by Greg Stamer
Essay on Maligiaq's paddling mechanics including the canted blade stroke and differences between what is often taught in the U.S. as versus what is commonly practiced in Greenland. This ties in with the video link from the
2011 Delmarva Paddlers Forum.
Using your Greenland Kayak by Brian Schulz
Basic information about using a Greenland kayak, including outfitting, comfort, carrying the kayak, and more.
Selected Blogs and Other Sites
This site contains excellent videos, gear reviews, kayak sailing, and other interesting information with an emphasis on using the Greenland paddle. Some favorites:
Greenland Paddles Used in All Conditions
Bumping around in waves 2.0 (video)
Backsurfing with Northern Light Paddle (video)
Greenland surfing & rolling
Skin-on frame baidarka
Greenland-style stroke articles from Greg Stamer's Blog: Log in to
Forward Stroke with a Greenland Paddle
Greenland Paddle /Wing Paddle
Greenland Kayak and Weathercocking
Catch Before Unwinding. How?
What's the Best Length for a Greenland Paddle?
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