Supports seat 1 and keeps the opposite side of boat in sync by mirroring seat 1. Alternate to Seat 3 in calling changes. Watches the ama especially when the canoe is stopped. Like seat 1, has good sense of timing and can mirror the body movements of seat 1. Keeps 1 motivated.
**Not only must the stroke rate set by seat 1 be matched by every paddler in the canoe, but the stroke form needs to be the same throughout the canoe. Entering and exiting the water at the same time ensures that power distribution remains equal and synchronized throughout the canoe.**