This sculling technique by Dan Noonan helped to bring bronze, silver and gold medals in the 2009, 2010 and 2011 World Championships and bronze in London Olympics 2012. It is definitely a fast technique. But are there ways to improve?
Our technique analyst Xeno Müller says that Dan Noonan is good at setting the blade in the water but this could be improved. Additionally, he does not hang from the skeletal. Xeno also says that his finish could be worked on as the blades exit and are feathered as the hands travel to the bow, which unnecessarily presses the bow into the water.
Take a look at the video to see Dan Noonan’s sculling technique in slow motion.