KINETICS OF SIMULATED ON-WATER DRAGON BOAT PADDLING

  • Sarah Ho
  • Richard Smith
  • Damien O'Meara
Keywords: kinetics, dragon boat paddling

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Dragon boat racing involves 20 paddlers propelling the boat through power at the blade which is transferred to boat movement through the paddler’s contact with the boat at the feet and seat. However, the magnitude of these forces and their synchronisation and contribution to boat movement is unknown. Thus the aim of this study is to investigate the kinetics of simulated on-water paddling.