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  Posted by: suiram on Feb-01-13 9:11 AM (EST)

I am quite sure 99+% of this board has never seen you roll. It would help tremendously with helpful advice if you filmed your roll and posted it on youtube

Now, not having ever seen you roll, I would suspect some aspect of your technique is letting you down.
The typical problem areas -
- rushing through the roll, usual advice is to slow down. I advise my students to try and roll their boats slower than I can. Ways that help slow things down - extended paddle rolls, paddle float on the end of paddle. Keep in mind - extended paddle roll is just a tool, I would never advise anyone use that in dynamic conditions. Things to focus - zero stress on shoulders, elbows close to your body - it also forces not to stab water.
- bringing your head up first, this is one is a biggie. Quite difficult to battle, some folks find squeezing a sponge between your shoulder and chin
helps. Watching the on water blade is enough for some

And yeah - practice.

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