Forward Paddle Stroke Clinic

This is a FREE lecture at the downtown REI store. If you would like to participate in the on water clinic, you have to go to the lecture. Cascade Canoe & Kayak is located at the south end of Lake Washington in the old Boeing sea hydroplane launch house. Its really cool!!! Dan Henderson is a world class kayaker and a physiologist and kenesiologist at the University of Washington. Here are the details from the REI website; Description: Dan Henderson of Cascade Canoe & Kayak Center on Lake Washington will present the theory of forward stroke for sea kayakers. Dan just about has a Ph.D. in this subject, so come learn from a master. We all want to improve the effectiveness of our paddle stroke. It's the one thing we all use, all the time! Go faster and farther, feel less tired, get less injuries. At this meeting, club members can sign up for a spot in one of the 2-hour group on-water classes (5 persons per group) to be taught by Dan on Sunday October 10 in Renton. (Bring your own boat and gear, wetsuits not required.) We're using club funds to keep the cost for these classes very low. You must attend this presentation, if you want to participate in an on-water class. You can sign up for the class at this link; We can have a Nosh n' Brew at the South Lake Union Grill after the lecture. Its next door to REI. YEA!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Exactly on topic, good information regarding efficient strokes and what the basis was for determining this information.

    September 29, 2010

  • Chris

    Dan's world-class forward stroke lecture was well organized, thorough, and inspirational. Dan's explanation of paddle stroke bio-mechanics was supported by explanations of why these concepts work -- and what doesn't work. Farther, faster, easier. I'm looking forward to the on-water clinic. Thanks Dan.

    September 29, 2010

  • Michael C.

    Very nice talk and demonstration.

    September 29, 2010

  • Kevin

    This was really a very informative lecture! I learned a LOT! It was very well balanced with just enough technical stuff and practical stuff to keep it very interesting and usefull.

    I can not imagine paddling at 5 nmph while maintaining 110 heartbeats per minute and 50 paddle strokes per minute for 30 miles! Thats 6 HOURS!!!

    The techniques Dan demonstrated; the set-up, the power start, the vertical extend, the recovery, the glide-rest and repeat, (I'm not using all of his words...) were very beneficial and informative. This was an excellent lecture!

    September 29, 2010

  • Kevin

    Thanks Debbie! The link that you posted is the correct link, and yes, you and John are correct, there is no required sign up. Just show up! The room is very big, it can hold a lot of people.
    I'll try to network with everyone to see how much interest there is in an on water class just for us. We can approach Dan after that and see what he would be willing to offer us for a class. This will be cool!

    September 14, 2010

  • Debbie

    ...according to REI's webpage, no registration is required for this event.

    September 14, 2010

  • Debbie

    Like John, I tried the link but didn't see how to sign up. But I'm IN!

    September 14, 2010

  • Kevin

    I met Dan Henderson at his shop at Cascade Canoe & Kayak for the Weather Class on Thursday night, (9/10/10). He is a totally cool guy!

    He said he would be willing to offer us an on-water class too as well, so maybe we can get that scheduled after the presentation!

    September 10, 2010

  • Amy H.

    The presentation is open to everyone but if you want to do the on water section you need to be a member of Seattle Sea Kayaking Club -
    dues are only $15 a year.

    August 31, 2010

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