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Essential Tips for Choosing the Right Dragon Boat Paddle

Essential Tips for Choosing the Right Dragon Boat Paddle

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Have you ever heard stories about how elite golfers choose their clubs? Let’s just say they don’t simply walk into their local shop and choose whatever club is on sale. It’s often taken to a much higher level. For example, many golfers prefer to spend several hours using a club before buying it. If they’re religious, they might pray about it. Others will go even further, sleeping with the club under their pillow. If they still feel good about it in the morning, then they’ll consider it the perfect match. At the bare minimum, elite golfers always take the time...

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Introducing: New Paddle Artwork in Partnership With Gareth W. Smith

Introducing: New Paddle Artwork in Partnership With Gareth W. Smith

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“Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.” - Helen Keller Have you ever found yourself scrolling mindlessly through pictures on Instagram, when one image made you stop, sit upright, and take notice? That’s what happened when Jason, one of our partners at Hornet Watersports, saw the artwork of Gareth W. Smith on Instagram. Take a look at his feed and you’ll see why we were instantly impressed. His designs are intricate, yet simple. There’s flow and color, combined with a subdued, natural look. Although unique, what’s more impressive is where he lets his artwork take...

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PADDLE CHICA: The “F” Word in Dragon Boating

PADDLE CHICA: The “F” Word in Dragon Boating

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  For the original blog post, please visit: http://paddlechica.com/the-f-word/  Ever since you were young you’ve heard about the “F-word.” You were warned about it, became frustrated by it, tried it out, accused others of its misuse, and then eventually learned the extent of its power. It has upset you, disheartened you, maybe even harassed you. This may surprise you, but I’m talking about the word “fair.” Using the F-word in dragon boating gives some people an inordinate amount of pleasure but strikes absolute dread in others. Depending on the type of team you paddle on, your team might embrace its use or renounce it. Yet whatever your team’s...

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What Motivates Dragon Boat Paddlers?

What Motivates Dragon Boat Paddlers?

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For the original blog post, please visit: http://paddlechica.com/motivation/   I have been pondering motivation quite a bit lately and contemplating its effect on us as paddlers. Some days I feel like I am much more motivated than other days in the gym, paddle pool, or even out on the water. Each of my teammates seems to have a different level of motivation as well, but more importantly it appears that each has a different source for his or her motivation. So, I started wondering: what exactly is motivation? And what motivates us? In basic terms, motivation is the desire to do things, and in our case,...

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Winners of the Hornet design your own Dragon Boat paddle competition

Winners of the Hornet design your own Dragon Boat paddle competition

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Thanks to everybody who participated in our 2nd annual design your own dragon boat paddle contest! We had so many nice submissions, it was very difficult to choose. We asked friends, dealers and paddlers for their input. Because it was so difficult to choose just 1 design, we decided to have 2 winners.   Koi Paddle Design by Karely Yu Karely’s design was inspired by her fondness of koi fish, avatar the last airbender and one of her favorite artist Yuumei. Congratulations on being one of the two winners of the Hornet design your own dragon boat paddle competition.  ...

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