Tahitian Forward Stroke / Puakea Outrigger Canoe – Basic BIOMECHANICS & PHYSICS – Part 1

Basic Philosophy, Biomechanics and Physics
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Basic Philosophy, Biomechanics and Physics

There is huge misunderstanding of what the Tahitian Forward stroke is … Generally explained as “SLOW through the water and Fast Return” – Top Tahitian crews can paddle at 75 strokes / min the entire Molokai Race – Understand the PHYSICS of NOT BREAKING the Terminal Resistance of water as the determinant of the speed of the POWER phase of the stroke.