Many different factors can lead to canoeing and kayaking injuries. However, poor technique is often to blame. To start with though, let’s cover the basic difference between the two activities.
Generally speaking, most people aren’t sure which is which. But, in reality, the difference is very clear.
In a Kayak, the paddle has a blade at each end. Whereas when you canoe, the paddle only has a blade at one end. You stroke on both sides to propel yourself forward in the Kayak. In a Canoe, you just paddle on one side.
In addition, Canoeists often adopt a kneeling position. On the other hand, in a Kayak, you adopt a seated position.