I just got back from Cambodia, and got to see some local paddlers on Ton Le sap, a very large lake in the middle of the country. People live on the lake in stilted houses, so boats are the only means of transportation. Here are some pics of single (ne solo?) paddlers. Most of the boaters are paddling their dugouts from the bow, with a single paddler regardless of the load, as seen in the first pic. The canoes have a narrowed bow section, and the women are usually sitting with knees up. Watching my pilot, sit and switch is the norm (photo 4), with some draws and pries. I could not see any cut, J, etc. variations of the power stroke. It was fun watching though!