The Stern Rudder from Kokatat Watersports Wear on Vimeo.

Another interesting video here from the Body Boat and Blade Virtual Coach clips (filmed by Bryan Smith). This demonstrates not only the Stern Rudder (or Stern Pry) but also the Stern Draw. Many UK paddlers will be familiar with the Stern Rudder but it’s interesting how many have not then gone on to experiment with the Stern Draw.

The video gives some nice demonstrations as well as provide some ideas for potential ways to coach this stroke if you watch Shawna helping Leon feel the edge in a stationary position as he switches edge and blade angle as well as setting him off with a push when he is set up in position to experience a successful rudder/draw.