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LOpezzz




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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2004 4:24 pm    Post subject: How many types of paddles? Reply with quote

OK, so went into Speedo shop yest to get some paddles to a) aid good technique, and b) provide resistance to increase strength.

I didn't realise there were 2 types, one for each of the above objectives. Power paddles (that also come in a scarily HUGE size), and the moulded ones.

What does everyone else use? Do the moulded technique ones also provide resistance????
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2004 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

technique ones are probably more benificial by my reckoning and bound to provide a slightly larger effective area than your hands..

strength ones can be dangerous to your poor little arms.. so care required
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2004 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PS whereabouts is the shop?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2004 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't quote me on this, but moulded paddles are moulded so yo ucan get a more 'realistic' feel in the water i.e. when you swim you cup your hands slightly. The big paddles are generally for sprinters as they improve your power. If you use them for long distances or dont rest enough you will get extremely tired and tend to not hold the water.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2004 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now you've confused me also LOpezzz Confused
I need paddles for the Archie Brew swim weekend I am doing --plus fins, pull float, and kick board Shocked
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LOpezzz




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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2004 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2004 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about neoprene webbed gloves? The same as Power paddles?????
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Robert




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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2004 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cycling gloves? Confused

I'll get me coat..... Embarassed
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