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Articles by Gordon Brown

Proper Positioning in Your Kayak

To get the best performance from the boat, we need certain things to be in place, and these foundations are ve…

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Paddle Float Re-enter & Roll Kayak Rescue

So when we're working towards the ultimate self-rescue, the re-enter and roll, we can use a paddle float as a …

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How to Tow a Kayak: Contact Tows

My preferred method of a contact tow starts with piece of cord with a hook on each end; and I use it like this…

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How to Turn Your Kayak

The upright position boat edged, all my weight is in my right hip. My left knee is up, and that's giving it fi…

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How to Edge & Lean a Kayak

Edging is one of these things that we do all the time whenever we're paddling. We use it all the time. Sometim…

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Common Rolling Mistakes

I wish learning to roll was as easy as it looks on a film. In reality, it's not anything like that. I took thr…

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Kayaking Forward Stroke

When we're forward paddling we want to be as efficient as possible and one way to do that is to make sure we'r…

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Kayak Paddle Float Self Rescue

A Word on Paddle Floats  There are different types of paddle floats. This one I've got today is just a b…

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Heel-hook Kayak Assisted-Rescue

One of the most important things we have to be able to do is to be able to get back into the kayak. I'm just g…

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