Yeah the boats look a lot a like, but there are some subtle differences in design. They are also kneeling in the boat using the one paddle blade, which gives them more rotation, and more torque on the blade. its actually a lot of fun most of the time, and way more challenging for most.That NBC website is a pain. Hard to get to the video.
C-1 seems so unatural. They race in a kayak and the only difference between C-1 & K1 is the paddle. It's clear having a double ended paddle would help them.
I sure wish they would have a freestyle event in that park. Maybe some year.