Never Thought Canoeing Could Be Exciting? Try Outrigger Canoeing! June 24 2014
SnowLizard Products was founded to give those with active and rigorous lifestyles the unbeatable protection they need for their mobiles devices. That’s why we developed the innovative SLXtreme Waterproof iPhone Case, and why we also provide interesting insights into the exciting activities and adventures you can enjoy.
This week we are highlighting outrigger canoeing, an exhilarating and dynamic spin on an otherwise easygoing activity. Unlike single hulled canoe, an outrigger canoe is comprised of one or more lateral support floats connected to one or both sides of the hull. As a result of this ingenious design, these canoes can be both fast and capable of being paddled and sailed in rougher water.
Indeed, the Polynesians had used them for centuries to traverse the massive Indian and Pacific oceans, which speaks to how effective and powerful these craft are. Navigating with one requires six paddlers hitting the water based on the rhythm called by a pacesetter in front. Without proper concentration and focus, you might miss the call to switch paddles to the other side of the boat. Riders often make 50 to 65 strokes per minute, meaning you need plenty of strength and endurance as well.
For an even greater challenge, there’s outrigger racing, which originated on the Hawaiian Islands but has now caught on across the U.S. and the Pacific. Races vary wildly from 200 meters to 42 kilometers, sometimes across open channels and islands. Needless to say, this is an activity best left to only the most energetic and enthusiastic. If you’re looking for a new challenge or just something new in general, consider searching for any local outrigger racing clubs, which are now found in many coastal communities.
SnowLizard wishes the best to anyone willing to try this exciting sport. Don’t forget to protect your precious mobile diverse with out sturdy iPhone Battery Case, which can withstand 6.6 feet (2 meters) of water as well as 6.6-foot falls, bumps, and scratches. It’s the perfect companion for the rigorous demands of your canoeing.
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