Traditional hinged paddles allow you to do a powerful stroke, dramatically sending the boat forward. But it is not visible, but where is the Boat: the oarsman sits with his back to the nose, and to adjust course, we have to look back, especially if he’s alone and no one to tell, what of the oars need to work harder to course-correct. With the exception of kayaks: paddle, looking ahead, due to the feature landing paddler and person-to-side movement.
However, similar benefits can be achieved on an ordinary boat, if you supply them unusual oars, the design of which proposed by the American magazine “Popular mechanics”. They represent a vertical swivel device on the sides of each side, resembling the legs of a grasshopper. A comparison with the feet the more legitimate that the movements of these paddles can be called walking. This is easy to see, reading the features of this rowing device.
Each paddle consists of two boards: one plays the role of the stroke of the blade, and the second bracket providing the blades are vertically inclined position. Boards are joined with each other ends with a card loop attached to the bolts. In turn, the brackets are unusual oars opposite ends are connected by horizontal Board crossmember. With this crossmember installed on a paddle boat on both sides in front of the rower and fixed in this position by clamps.