Originally Posted by Electric-Mayhem
I agree... I really like hearing his perspective on stuff even if his style of rowing doesn't match mine. I'm more of a positive "Push" boater and try to keep momentum and forward motion and Zach is more of a "puller" that slows down to give himself time to make lines.
Right or wrong, I too am a pusher.
I'll pull/ferry above rapids, but once I'm in, momentum is my friend.
Few things frustrate me more than a puller who wants to row point.
You'll have to get MNichols to weigh in on pushing vs. pulling vs. "letting your drift boat drift
I'm looking forward to getting my dory out in bigger water this season; I'm sure you are as well.
He's also very declarative... "This is what is best" rather then "this is what I have found and prefer for myself".
Yes and no. I've also found in other videos of his that his attitude is more "this is what I've found to be best, but my opinion was different a few years ago"...showing he's still evolving in his opinions and the sport is advancing (not quickly, but advancing).
I think it's OK to be a bit declarative if you have a less experienced audience, tell them what to do and then let them emulate you if they have NO prior experience to draw from. If you have a more experienced audience, you're going to find competing opinions--not that yours is best--i.e. "different strokes.."
So even when I may disagree with him, I like his declarative tone. Wishy-washy YouTube videos are awful to watch!!