Can simply sitting up during your stroke make the boat go faster? All dragon boat paddlers know that when there is movement in the boat, there is an effect on the boat. Sometimes this movement can be used for good. Sometimes for evil. Rowers, with their sliding seat, experience an effect on the boat due to their body movement as they slide forwards and backwards through the stroke. A previous,...Read more
“Games should be easy to learn and difficult to master. They reward the first quarter and the hundredth.”
-Nolan BushnellThis design philosophy has historically and successfully been applied to video game creation since it was first coined by Atari’s Nolan Bushell in 1971. However, today I am going to apply it to dragon boating as I see it to be the reason why this...
So, you have read Part 1 of Efficient Dragon Boat Paddling? What more can we add? You will discover from my blogs that I am a big fan of visualisations. This post will be my first foray into this area. I am going to assume you have had at least some experience in paddling in a dragon boat. Which technique you have been taught...Read more
Does the following story sound familiar to you? You turn up at your first dragon boating session. Someone looks you up and down and says "You look like a 48". You are handed a 48 inch club paddle which looks how you would expect it to look, and weighs what you expect it to weigh. That is until you are handed someone's personal paddle that seems like it's made...Read more