The paddler's form or box is a main theme of Genotype 2. This chapter introductions the concept, and explores this adaptive yet continuously robust solution of effective biomechanics to access dynamic paddling outcomes in white water.
As a clear method of injury prevention, good biomechanics of the upper body desired. By avoiding either the wrists, elbows and shoulders being at the limit in there range of movement, ensures both robustness n the paddler's maintenance of their body tension and resilience for the demands of adaptability in the white water. Thus at no point in time should one of these joints be extended to there limit, if injury is to be avoided.
To go the distance for the paddle to be an effective tool, the paddler must use both torso rotation and upper back articulation in a coordinated way. This is the next chapter in the series.