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FAQs Sizing Tech Sheet FAQs What are the benefits of the Instinct Paddles? The Instinct Paddles teach a proper palm-positive hand position while sculling. In fact, the paddles will fall off if not performing the correct stroke mechanics. As a result, the paddles heighten stroke awareness and emphasize stroke imperfections, making it easier to identify […]

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What are the benefits of the Instinct Paddles?
The Instinct Paddles teach a proper palm-positive hand position while sculling. In fact, the paddles will fall off if not performing the correct stroke mechanics. As a result, the paddles heighten stroke awareness and emphasize stroke imperfections, making it easier to identify and correct technique.

What does “palm-positive” mean?
Due to the strapless design, the swimmer must maintain a positive pressure against the water for the paddle to remain in place while sculling. The swimmer must continually push their palm against the water in order to create the proper traction and scull.

How do the Instinct Paddles stay on if they are strapless?
The ergonomic shape of the paddle is designed to fit the natural contour of the hand. By applying palm-positive pressure on the water, the paddles will remain in place throughout the sculling motion. During the recovery phase of the stroke, the user simply squeezes between the forefinger and thumb to ensure the paddles do not slip off.

Why should I use the Instinct Paddles in place of a traditional sculling paddle?
The strapless design of the paddles heightens stroke awareness and emphasizes stroke imperfections, making it easier to identify and correct technique. The convex design encourages the paddle to have increased traction with the water. Swimmers also do not have to worry about broken or replacement paddle tubing with the Instinct Paddles.

What strokes are the Instinct Paddles meant for?
The Instinct paddles are beneficial for all four strokes and sculling drills, encouraging an early vertical forearm catch.




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