I've had two Wenonah solos and always used the sit and switch. with them I just couldn't get a solo to go straight with a J or C stroke.
I probably think more when switching sides because I'm typically in a big empty boat and do it when it's windy especially.Like others have said I do both but generally prefer sit and switch, however I seem to be the opposite of lowangle al in that I find sit and switch to be more mindless than correction strokes, at least if I want to move relatively fast.
If I'm paddling all day there will be extended periods where I'll move to the Canadian stroke and single side it while I cruise along and admire the scenery and daydream.
Good points!one unmentioned disadvantage to the hit and switch technique is the paddle drip on every hut. I'm normally a bow paddler, so my drips go forward, but all paddlers behind me drip in the boat, or on the paddler in front of them when spacing is tight. Those drips add up in the boat hour after hour. Another disadvantage for racers is the first stroke after the hut is not always up to fully efficient power, plus as much as half a stroke time period can be lost during the transiition.
DittoMy normal solo power stroke is the pitch, or a very fast J