Can someone explain the difference in paddling technique between paddling a traditional C2 racing canoe vs an OC2? I have very, very limited exposure to OC paddling, but my impression is this:
- Slightly longer paddles
- More reach, longer strokes resulting in…
- More exaggerated torso rotation
These are all guesses on my part, based on photos.
Also, with steering concerns essentially out of the picture due to the rudder, what is typical for strokes per side before switching?
As a side note, it seems almost sacrilegious to call one of these things a canoe. Its a surfski with an outrigger, that you paddle with a single blade. Oh well…