In general, rubber boats used for white water rafting is controlled in two ways:
- Only a paddle with two long oars. It also functions as rowers in the boat captain. This system is called OAR TECHNIQUES.
- The whole crew rowing and one as captain. This system is called PADDLERAFT TECHNIQUES. Follow the rowing technique by Bali Rafting here:
1.1. ADJUSTING THE SITTING IN RUBBER BOAT
Sitting in a rubber boat in fact there is no absolute rule, because it depends on your sense of balance and comfort each controlled by a boat crew. But once known how to sit for this is twofold: First to sit like riding a horse (Cowboy style) in which both legs clamped circular air tube boat. Who’s the second way is like a woman sitting ride motorbikes, where both feet into the inside of the boat.
For the crew of a boat that chose to sit by cowboy style should always be vigilant and immediately pulled into the outside of the foot when the boat would hit the rocks. In the setting position of the boat crew attempted to share power equally between the two sides of the boat, and if the number is odd, then there is a seat in the stern of the boat to act as captain and driving, steer the boat when one side or another are not rowing in unison.
1.2. ROWING MOTION AND DIRECTION
In the row should not be excessive without proper direction. But if it needed additional speed, then insert the handle of the paddle into the water and paddle with full force. On this occasion the abdominal muscles and arms were deployed to obtain the optimal power and effective. Movement and direction of the paddle that needs to be understood by all crew boats are as follows:
1.2.1. Rowing Forward (Forward Strokes)
Starting with the paddle to push the leaf outer face with his hands. Then hold this position briefly with a strong push to the front handle of the paddle to push the leaf paddles deep into the water. Continue rowing by pushing the handle of the oar handle at once interesting, by maintaining leaf paddle at right angles so that the paddle under the buttocks. Remove the leaves and turn the leaf paddle paddle parallel to the surface of the water. Repeat again. This is often called a strong paddle. Other types of rowing forward is to put the paddle over to the outside.
1.2.2. Rowing Back (Back Stroke)
The opposite of the forward stroke. Dip your paddle into the water leaves so far back buttocks, then push the handle to the face while pulling the handle back and the movement ends when the leaves are at the beginning of rowing oars forward.
1.2.3. Pull the paddle (Draw Stroke)
Carried out by driving the paddle leaves a lot to the side and then pull it toward the boat with a straight.
1.2.4. Paddle sideways (Pry Stroke)
Is the inverse of the paddle pull and is a complement to control the boat and captain is usually done sitting in the stern to control the boat.
Need a good communication between the crew of the boat with the captain, it agreed to be re-approved a number of command is clear and concise:
1. Go ahead, all rowing forward.
2. Strong, all powerful rowing.
3. Paddle back, all rowing back.
4. Turn right, back row right, the left paddle forward.
5. Turn left, back row left side, right side paddle forward.
6. Pull the right, pull the right paddle, paddle left side.
7. Pull the left, pull the left paddle, paddle sideways right.
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