Paddling Kayaks Can Cause Back Pain, But Apparently Canoes Are Problematic Too

This article first appeared on the PAINLESS KAYAK FISHING blog.

This is  W kayak review from a Canadian canoeist who has suffered from back pain:

-“The most important thing for me is that I can ride the [W] kayak “straddled” [I.E. in the Riding Position] with my knees bent. I have a back condition that has made the past few years of using a regular canoe painful after a short time out. I must always kneel in a canoe because I cannot sit with my legs straight out in front of me without causing back pain.
I still can use the canoe but am limited to about 1/2 hour before I need to hit the beach and get out and stretch. Your design is much easier on my back and I can easily turn around when I need to stretch a bit.”

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Author: senior kayak angler

Yakking, fishing and paddling - what could be better?

One thought on “Paddling Kayaks Can Cause Back Pain, But Apparently Canoes Are Problematic Too”

  1. canoes cause less pain in the legs and back, but they are more difficult to paddle than kayaks are

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