Scramble (cowboy) recovery
Posted by: old_user on Jun-16-10 10:37 AM (EST)
The Scramble recover might be the solution to my problem. I have a 12 foot Wilderness Pungo. I love it and have never tipped it over. However, I have tried a couple of recovery method and aggravated a bursitis in my left shoulder. Unfortunately, when it gets aggravated I loose a lot of arm strength. The good thing is the motion of kayaking seems to be a good strengthener exercise. I avoid putting stress on one side of my body or the other. This method might be the solution. My concern is the Pungo's are wide in the back will it take great strength to pull forward and can I accomplish this by using my forearm as apposed to shoulder strength. Any suggestions?
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Posted by: old_user on Jun-16-10 12:38 PM (EST)
I have a 19&3/4" wide Rumor. I have a variation that used a brace, since you cannot get your legs in once you bottom is in. I straddle just behind the cockpit. I sit on one end of my paddle which is straight out sideways at 90 degees. The paddle is providing a brace so it is essential to keep the boat healed slightly into the paddle. The paddle brace allows putting one leg in, then the other, prior to lifting your bottom up with you arms (hands placed just behind the cockpit, Once you legs are in, you use you arms to lift you bottom over the back of the cockpit combing and drop into the seat. With practice this can be done very quickly which can be necessary if the period between breaking waves is short, as it is when playing in the surf.
Posted by: old_user on Aug-11-10 3:16 PM (EST)
I have no issue with the article. I just don't know why I would find it under Canoeing???