The canoe-kayak athletes' clothing are ergonomically cut which allows maximum range of movement to the paddler without rubbing, which is critical while paddling.
Thermal base layers, breathable paddle jackets and trousers are all worn by the paddlers while playing the sport.
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Thermal, quick wicking base layers tops and bottoms
These are one of the most important layers of canoeing-kayaking clothing which work close to the skin. Its layers trap the heat and help dry moisture away quickly, which helps to keep the paddler warm and balance the body temperature.
Two boats are used in the sport of canoe sprint which is the canoe and the kayak. The difference between the two is of the size of the boat, the type of paddle used i.e. single or double paddled and the posture of the athlete.
Canoe- Canoes are wide, heavy and no rudder boats. The competitors rest on one knee in the open boat and use a single-bladed paddle with grips on the top of the handle.
Kayak- Compared to the canoes, kayaks are lighter, narrow and have a small area for the kayakers to sit with their legs stretched and steer with a foot-controlled rudder situated in the cockpit. The kayakers use a double bladed paddle with a curved blade and have a grip located in the middle of the handle of the paddle.
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Single-bladed paddle-A single bladed paddle is used in canoe i.e. the blade at one end only. The canoer strokes on one side of the boat.
Double- bladed Paddle-This paddle has blades on both the sides which are used by the kayaker to stroke on both the sides of the kayak.