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-Many paddlers tape pads into their ski's buckets. A pad can help create a better angle and therefore more leverage at the catch, as well as provide comfort. See [[:​modifications#​padding|Padding in Equipment Adjustment]]+Many paddlers tape pads into their ski's buckets. A pad can help create a better angle and therefore more leverage at the catch, as well as provide comfort ​and/or a more snug fit which can increase boat control. Paddle2Fitness [[https://​paddle2fitness.com.au/​40-seat-pads/​|seat pads for efficiency]]. See also [[:​modifications#​padding|Padding in Equipment Adjustment]] ​(padding for fit and comfort)
  
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 +**Hand Position - **Hayley Nixon 
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   * **Tape** ​ - tape wraps on paddles tend to be quite personal in style, material and location. Experience will guide you toward what works best for you. But tape can make paddling more comfortable,​ give better grip and feel, cause less skin abrasion, and can provide a guide (the edge of a wrap, or a built up bump) for your correct hand locations. This is a good one to talk to other paddlers about - see what they do - try it - and see if you like their method or not. If you decide you need a big change in hand position, you may want to move your tape and hand position gradually to give your body time to adjust.   * **Tape** ​ - tape wraps on paddles tend to be quite personal in style, material and location. Experience will guide you toward what works best for you. But tape can make paddling more comfortable,​ give better grip and feel, cause less skin abrasion, and can provide a guide (the edge of a wrap, or a built up bump) for your correct hand locations. This is a good one to talk to other paddlers about - see what they do - try it - and see if you like their method or not. If you decide you need a big change in hand position, you may want to move your tape and hand position gradually to give your body time to adjust.
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 +**Setting Up Your Grip** ​ - Nicholas Cryder
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   * [[:​paddle_tape_8_2020|Tape Discussion 8/8/2020]]   * [[:​paddle_tape_8_2020|Tape Discussion 8/8/2020]]
 +  * [[:​grip_tape|Grip and Tape Discussion 1/15/2021]]
  
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-In general, paddle length depends on torso length when sitting in your boat. At the catch, with the blade fully submerged, you want your upper hand at about forehead height. Get a friend to watch you and help you adjust your length. ​You can also change your paddle length mid-run. ​If you are getting tiredshorten the paddle. If you are feeling stronglengthen the paddle. ​Paddlers who do this practice ​to make it as quick and foolproof as possibleYou may want to experiment with marks on your paddle that you can see more easily. +In general, paddle length depends on torso length when sitting in your boat. At the catch, with the blade fully submerged, you want your upper hand at about forehead height. Get a friend to watch you and help you adjust your length. ​(//Oscar Chalupsky talks about using an advanced technique of changing his paddle length mid-run. ​e.g. getting tired? - shorten the paddlefeeling strong? - lengthen the paddle. ​This technique would obviously require ​practice. ​Who besides Oscar regularly employs it?//​) ​</​WRAP>​
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-The number of degrees to which you set your feather is personal. ​Some prefer no feather at all. The advantages of no feathering include making it easier to brace on both sides, and possibly reducing strain on your wrists (some report the opposite to be true). One disadvantage of no feather is wind resistance on the blade going up-wind.+The number of degrees to which you set your feather is personal. ​The traditional standard has been 60 degree ​feather. Oscar Chalupsky has been an advocate of starting paddlers ​at 0 feather for some time. The advantages of no feathering include making it easier to brace on both sides, and possibly reducing strain on your wrists (some report the opposite to be true). But a strong majority of paddlers currently do not support zero feather. One disadvantage of no feather is wind resistance on the blade going up-wind.
  
   * [[:​zero_feather_2017|Discussion on Zero Feather 2017]]   * [[:​zero_feather_2017|Discussion on Zero Feather 2017]]
 +  * [[https://​www.surfski.info/​forum/​18-training/​19159-chalupsky-s-paddling-technique.html#​30924|Long Discussion of Chalupsky Technique Recommendations including Zero Feather]]
   * [[https://​paddlingmag.com/​stories/​columns/​rock-the-boat/​the-final-answer-on-feathered-vs-unfeathered-kayak-paddles/​|Non-surfskier'​s take on feather angle to avoid injury]] some of this analysis might apply for surfskiers (Paddle Magazine)   * [[https://​paddlingmag.com/​stories/​columns/​rock-the-boat/​the-final-answer-on-feathered-vs-unfeathered-kayak-paddles/​|Non-surfskier'​s take on feather angle to avoid injury]] some of this analysis might apply for surfskiers (Paddle Magazine)
-  * Nicholas Cryder'​s [[:​balance2#​feather|Take on Feather]] 1/07/2021+  ​* [[https://​www.surfski.info/​latest-news/​story/​1647/​to-feather-or-not-to-feather.html|To Feather or not to Feather]] 03/2018 Rob Mousley 
 +  ​* Nicholas Cryder'​s [[:​balance2#​feather|Take on Zero Feather]] 1/07/2021
  
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 +===== More Setup Resources =====
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 +  * [[https://​www.paddler.nz/​resources-1|New Zealand Paddler Setup Videos]] scroll down to bottom of this page to see videos on setup
  
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