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Articles by Ken Whiting

Tips For Paddling A Tandem Kayak

Tandem kayaks, or doubles, are a great way for two people to get on the water together and a fantastic way t…

Tags: Video, Kayak, tandem, technique, Strokes

River Classifications

Whitewater is rated on a scale of increasing difficulty from Class 1 to Class 6. This classification system pr…

Tags: whitewater, Kayak, Canoe

The Hand Roll

The hand roll is a roll done without the help of a paddle: a move that requires solid rolling technique and an…

Tags: Kayak, whitewater, rolling, technique

The Ultimate Forward Stroke for All Kayakers

For obvious reasons, the forward stroke is the most important stroke to learn. But you don't need to have good…

Tags: Video, Kayak, Strokes, technique

How To Re-Enter A Sit-On-Top Kayak

In this video, we're going to look at the best way to re-enter a sit-on-top kayak in the event that you've fal…

Tags: Video, Kayak, re-enter, technique

Top 5 Kayak Safety Rules

One of the greatest things about kayaking is that it can be remarkably safe and user-friendly activity. But it…

Tags: Video, Kayak, Safety, basics

Group Rescue: Aided Re-entry

Photos by Paul Villecourt As a group leader or instructor, you often have a different relationship with the…

Self-Rescue: Swimming

There are two ways of swimming through a rapid. You can swim defensively or offensively. Defensive swimming is…

Advanced Rescue - Tethered Rescue

The best rescues are the most basic rescues and the ones that keep the rescuer as clear as possible from dange…

Creek Boating Safety Equipment

Creekboating is as much a game of strategy as it is a sport. Half of your time on creeks is spent scouting, an…

Tags: Safety, PFD

Using the Power of the River

When I was learning, I was taught that kayaking was all about technique and that you didn't need to be powerfu…

Managing Holes

Holes provide your most formidable challenge when running a rapid. More often than not, the line you pick thro…

Tags: Kayak, Safety