Rudderless: Sprint turn in a Teva Nui V-1

What's the accepted technique for a sprint turn in a V1?

Right sweep, left short backwater (or maybe just a poke), and repeat until done?

Submitted by YankeeHookele on Wed, 01/18/2012 - 7:30am

Drag your leg more better than "backwater?"

#1 Thu, 01/19/2012 - 12:54am

A couple of tips, handed on. build up a bit more speed going in. take it wide. lean on the ama. push the inside of the canoe with your feet to the left. ya, and with extreme intent poke sweep steer and pull the canoe around the corner with any means necessary trying not to lose much speed.

#2 Thu, 01/19/2012 - 5:54am

Make sure you set yourself up before the turn and do a combination of all of the above. Leg drag and sweeping the front works best for me. Or just jump out, spin your wa'a and get back in;) Did too many hank-a-thons in my rudderless on a ruddered boat course

#3 Thu, 01/19/2012 - 12:02pm

put a rudder

#4 Thu, 01/19/2012 - 12:50pm

Anykine, "rudders are a drag" -SVA (Seattle Va'a association)

#5 Fri, 01/20/2012 - 4:55pm

NO leg drag, Just slow down and sweeps the best

#6 Thu, 01/26/2012 - 10:42am

That's right Tim, rudders are a drag. But helping out your fellow paddlers live their dream, is not a drag in the least.

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#7 Thu, 02/09/2012 - 5:26pm

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