Yeah John, see, when you're trying to punch through a breaking wave that size while traveling backward, you really need about 45 - 90 degrees of feather, or else your paddle blade will catch the pile and bring you to a dead stop. You might even want to consider paddling with a C1 paddle to avoid this issue.
I also usually make sure that my noseplugs aren't flapping around loose. The extra drag can really grab the water. I couldn't tell if yours were tight or not from the video.
Ha! You should know better by now, mike. This is Mountainbuzz: colorado's online rafting forum. The posts are all either rafting, or kayakers carefully not actually talking about kayaking. Or rafters not talking about rafting.
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