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  wearing a mask
  Posted by: NateHanson on Jun-13-13 8:23 AM (EST)
 

I agree that comfort is key to learning to roll, so noseplugs are often useful (particularly in fresh water). But if someone is comfortable being upside down without being able to see, I find it no help to wear goggles.

In fact, I think goggles encourage people to focus on what the paddle is doing, and that leads to poor form. My greatest successes come from teaching people what it FEELS like to roll. The more we try to get the brain involved, I think the more it gets in the way. Better in my experience to build the kinesthetic movements until they all add up to a roll that happens mostly by muscle memory, not by willful thought and visual feedback.

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