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- Have the students place their blade, power face towards the side of the boat, in the water at the thigh between the knee and the butt.
- Get the students to wind their body up facing towards the paddle while keeping the boat very flat.
- Pull a nice and slow vertical stroke directly towards the boat. Just before the paddle hits the boat lift it out of the water. Repeat this process until the boat moves a bit to one side and then repeat on the other side.
- Once the student can do this deliberately work on teaching them to feather the blade out and away from the boat without taking it out of the water.