What is the difference between canoeing and kayaking?

Discussion in 'Luxury and Lifestyle' started by viv5468, Apr 12, 2020.

  1. viv5468

    viv5468

    A canoe requires a “J” stroke (to compensate for paddling on one side) whereas a kayak has a balanced left and right stroke that better aids in tracking and balance. Canoe paddles here are heavy. Kayak paddles are ergonomic and light!
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    What is the difference between canoeing and kayaking?
     
  2. I have no idea, I've always had a fear of any water deep enough for my feet to not to be able to find the bottom.
     
  3. TRS

    TRS

    Kayaks are enclosed and canoes are open. Although ocean going kayaks are shaped flatter more like a wave ski.
    Think of your kayak as a sports car/off roader and your canoe as a boulevard cruiser, and go from there...
     
  4. Kayaking is better with one person while canoeing is better with two.
     
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