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The cross deck blunt is a very cool moves but you have to be very careful because of the stress of planting the blade in such a position (can cause serious damage...).
- Setup at the top of the pile sitting on top of the sweet spot you are going to blunt at about 45 degrees to the wave.
- Place a forward power stroke in. This will determine how fast the blunt is going to be the fast it is the more dynamic.
- Lean using your hip onto the side of the blade, this creates the carve for the move
- Whilst still leaning bring the paddle out of the water the start to bring it round onto the off side for the initiation.
- Using your hips carve the boat back the other way like you would if you were doing a split and carry on moving the blade round for the initiation.
- Start to bring your weight round as the boat starts to go into a spin, this will force the front of the boat down.
- Bring the blade into the water to provide the pull on the front of the boat so it digs.
- Alter the angle using your hips to decide how vertical you wish the move to be.
- Allow the boat to follow through of the power of the blade under the water but use your hips like in a cartwheel to help pull the boat round.
- Now use your hips and the blade on the water to help start to bring the boat flat so it does not carry on into a cartwheel.
- Using you hips begin to flatten the boat out to water.
- Now support on the pile using the blade else you will just fall in if you are not careful
- Carry on supporting and starting to work out what you next move will be.
- You are now flat and the crowd will go wild but follow it up with a cool move like a clean spin of do a hand blunt in the other direction.