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John Sims Race 2010

 

Doddy compare the  force of your blade leaving the water (exit spray) with others here and in all shots. Note also significant bend left elbow and uneven placing of hands on the shaft. YouÕd normally only do this on a rudderless boat with a cross-breeze Š ie having to consistently put more power in on one side. Here your left (weaker) arm has the greater lever.

 

 

 

Beautiful high arms both, same as Ramon

 

 

 

 

 

Look at these two top shots of two top paddlers. Their blades are exiting the water at their hips both. In lots of shots you can see the blade out of the water and behind the hips Š this is because the boat still moving forward as paddle exiting. The movement to pull out initiated at the point above. Look at RamonÕs fingers left hand Š just a hook. His blade would be fully out at his number with full torso twist, paddling not along the line of the boat but in a 30 degree sweep outwards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Would like to think that a moment after this shot when my left-hand blade was higher, my front arm would be straighter and reaching out for the catch just like Ramon above. Note torso rotation Š same as RamonÕs baby! Also just under my right arm you can see where the paddle has left the water with force. Where the left blade is now would have had it leaving the water at about my hips a la Roman and Darrel Long two shots above. Darrel held this lead all the way beating Ramon by 1 second! Not frickin bad seeing he carried him all the way.

 

 

 

The guy who beat me at the end sat on my tail the whole race, I just didnÕt have the strength to kick on the way back and do him. More work and IÕll spank the beggar. Over the last 4kÕs it was all I could to to sit on his tail so I canÕt really complain.  I came in about middle of the whole open/35/45 long plastic field and 5th in my category of 8.

 

054:56.86 Mens Long Plastic 35 & Over

1h00:20.47 5:23.61 Mens Long Plastic 35 & Over

1h01:27.81 6:30.95 Mens Long Plastic 35 & Over

1h01:50.70 6:53.84 Mens Long Plastic 35 & Over

1h02:22.44 Mens Long Plastic Open

1h03:42.52 Mens Long Plastic 45 & Over

1h03:43.34 1:20.90 Mens Long Plastic Open

1h04:09.64 9:12.78 Mens Long Plastic 35 & Over

1h04:45.72 9:48.86 Mens Long Plastic 35 & Over

1h05:06.36 1:23.84 Mens Long Plastic 45 & Over

1h05:09.68 10:12.82 Mens Long Plastic 35 & Over

1h05:17.66 2:55.22 Mens Long Plastic Open

1h06:19.11 3:56.67 Mens Long Plastic Open

1h06:27.55 11:30.69 Mens Long Plastic 35 & Over

1h06:42.12 2:59.60 Mens Long Plastic 45 & Over

1h09:11.03 5:28.51 Mens Long Plastic 45 & Over

1h09:14.89 5:32.37 Mens Long Plastic 45 & Over WATTO

1h09:35.69 7:13.25 Mens Long Plastic Open

1h09:38.44 5:55.92 Mens Long Plastic 45 & Over

1h10:13.44 7:51.00 Mens Long Plastic Open

1h10:25.64 15:28.78 Mens Long Plastic 35 & Over

1h12:28.94 17:32.08 Mens Long Plastic 35 & Over

1h12:47.57 17:50.71 Mens Long Plastic 35 & Over

1h13:41.87 18:45.01 Mens Long Plastic 35 & Over

1h14:13.75 10:31.23 Mens Long Plastic 45 & Over

1h14:15.67 10:33.15 Mens Long Plastic 45 & Over

1h14:34.25 19:37.39 Mens Long Plastic 35 & Over

1h15:07.14 12:44.70 Mens Long Plastic Open

1h16:23.49 14:01.05 Mens Long Plastic Open

1h20:12.83 25:15.97 Mens Long Plastic 35 & Over DODDSTAR

1h38:42.05 36:19.61 Mens Long Plastic Open

 

 

 

torso rotation

 

 

Same again - good torso rotation , power and drive. Look at position of all legs.

 

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