Quick Tip: Once You've Got the Catch, Now What?
Burying the blade of your paddle and feeling the pressure is fundamental for an effective catch! The next step in the sequence is creating a linkage with an assertive pull. This pull phase is short and will have you take the paddle out at your feet. Keeping your body in a functional athletic stance without extraneous movement keeps you more efficient and balanced. These two components; catch and pull, not only help for speed but also keep you more stable and better balanced.