This video features Titouan Puyo on the 2015 Allstar performing a basic race stroke technique, a sprint paddle technique and the step back turn on a race board.
Race paddle stroke technique 1. The race stroke requires you to really engage your core muscles and use your weight to maximize the power applied in every stroke. 2. To maximize the glide and speed, stand in the center of the board with a parallel stance to keep the board evenly trimmed. 3. Extend the grip with the lower arm and insert the blade as far forwards as possible to increase the leverage and power of each stroke. 4. Continue using the top arm to drive the blade deep in the water, keeping the paddle as straight and vertical as possible to track in a straight line. • As you pull the paddle towards you, twist your hips to engage your core to help generate extra power. Apply your weight downwards by bending forwards with each stroke, focusing on pulling yourself past the paddle.