Your #1 source for kayaking and canoeing information.               FREE Newsletter!
my Profile

Advice, Suggestions and General Help New Topic Printer Friendly Version

  I agree with Nate
  Posted by: jimyaker on Apr-19-13 11:21 AM (EST)

You are reaching too far out and back which exposed the shoulder and if you miss will put you under your back deck. Keep the bracing arm out in front of you and elbow low. Keep that offside hand down near the coaming.

And, as you work on things, try more and more to brace either sitting upright or leaning forward a little bit -- it's a more aggressive position and when the brace fails, you aren't out of position to go to the roll.

As a fellow big guy in a small boat, you are going to want to get used to having your weight shifted forward a lot of the time whether you are running easy creeky stuff or trying to play. Having your weight over your back deck is a defensive position and it will bite you in the @$$ in a lot of Class II+ and harder water.

The hip snap looks solid during your rolls. Only other thing I might suggest learning is to automatically go to a very low "high brace" as you sit up -- on your right side, you'd crank your wrist back to set a climbing angle on the right blade and push forward with your body motion as you sit up. It squirrelly water, that is an effective roll to brace trasition.


 Great Products from the Buyers' Guide:

4-place Boat Trailer

Rescue / Throw Bags

Paddle Floats

Hardshell Kayak Sail Rigs

Table of Contents


Follow us on:
Free Newsletter | About Us | Site Map | Advertising Info | Contact Us


©2015 Inc.