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GeraldineP
Shkhara
Status: Gathering Kudos

Over 50 million people in China, 300,000 in Europe and 90,000 in the Americas practise this sport. It would be great to see a profile for it. 

15 Comments
Status changed to: Gathering Kudos
Soren
Denali

Thanks for submitting your idea. It has been reviewed by our moderation team and is now open to voting.

Vancouver_Boy
Mt. Kenya

It would be amazing if it could use the step counter to count strokes and calculate strokes per minute too.

lolynns
Mt. Kenya

@Soren Where do we vote?

Soren
Denali

@lolynns Just click on the kudos icon in the idea post above to add your vote

Fpensa
Mt. Kenya

Dragon Boat!!!

Dragonlady60
Mt. Kenya

Yes, lots of us dragon boaters out there! Would be great to add it.

TheCanadian71
Mt. Kenya

Dragon boating is growing in popularity in North America. Would have been exhibition sport in 2020 Olympics in Japan if not for COVID.

 Please add as a Strava activity.

ldpaulson
Shkhara

I am a dragon boat paddler. There are many people on Strava whom I interact with who are also dragon boat paddlers. Actually, some of us met due to a thread elsewhere on the community forum. I wish I had seen this when it went live initially.

What's missing from the conversation is that dragon boat paddling is NOT canoeing. That's the sport a lot of us use to share our activity, but it's not canoeing. There are people who have created segments for dragon boating in our area that appear under "canoe" and it seems there are some kayakers and SUP paddlers also on those. Please make it so we can have a true comparison of our teams' best efforts in practices and races by adding dragon boat as a sport.

The ideal would be to have a tick box for standard and small boats since most of us paddle for teams aligned with the International Dragon Boat Federation. A third for "Festival" boats would cover the non-standard sizes. In our area, for example, we have large, 20-person boats referred to sometimes as tanks because they have a ceremonial head and tail and weigh 800 kg.

Time to wake the dragons!

Please add dragon boat as an activity!

ldpaulson
Shkhara

p.s. it would also be nice for us to follow each other if we can find each others' profiles!

IainRB
Mt. Kenya

Definitely a good idea. So many of us enjoying this sport.

TheCanadian71
Mt. Kenya

Please post this thread on your social media asking for other dragon boaters to log into Strava and vote. We need to show Strava that this is a worth while change! And that dragon boating is a serious sport!

ldpaulson
Shkhara

Absolutely. Still waiting for some LinkedIn people to mosey over here.

ldpaulson
Shkhara

Keep voting!

Kickbike has almost 400 votes.

Surely we can get 20 boats' worth of kudos on this post. Please tag your teammates and nudge everyone you know to come vote.

Cf1051andonly
Mt. Kenya

Where do we vote? Not the like button up top I imagine, so where do I go? I'm new to the comunity hub but not new to Strava. Have used Strava for many years for Cycling both outdoors and indoors but today for the first time tried Dragonboating - but found nowhere to log i sadly. Hopefully someone can direct me where to go to vote. Thanks.

ldpaulson
Shkhara

WELCOME TO DRAGON BOAT PADDLING!

Everyone in the community loves it when we have new people participating in the sport.

Indeed. You vote by using the "Kudo" button -- the orange thumb at the top of the page. Once you've voted, please share the link and encourage others to vote. Doesn't matter if they paddle. What matters is getting dragon boat added by Strava.

Until Strava does add it, you can choose to log it as canoe or kayak. I use canoe.

Again, welcome!