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Ken Whiting

The back deck roll evolved from the need to roll as quickly as possible, which facilitates by skipping…

The pivot turn is the most powerful and effective means of turning your whitewater kayak and is one of…

The Power Stroke is a vertical forward stroke designed to help your kayak accelerate while carving a…

As you're discovering, a draw can be placed anywhere along the length of your boat--either statically,…

Once you're competently drawing your kayak laterally with draw strokes, it's time to look at the gliding…

Draws are dynamic strokes that either pull water towards or push water away from the side of the boat at…

The sweep is likely the most common paddle stroke you'll use to turn your boat, whether you are…

Most paddlers will develop a forward stroke that is powerful enough to get them where they need to go,…

Whitewater kayaks are designed to turn efficiently, so mastering a stroke that is supposed to make them…

The days of long, skinny kayaks shaped like logs with a hole carved into the top of them are gone, and…

Whatever type of river you're running, you've got to be comfortable with your paddling group. Too often,…

The "Hand of God" is a very useful rescue technique for dealing with beginner or novice paddlers who are…

The T-rescue involves a rescuer offering one end of his kayak to an upside-down paddler to use for…

Boofing is the act, or art, of keeping the bow of your kayak from diving underwater, and it is without a…

Running waterfalls is a unique skill that requires lots of practice and a conservative approach because…

Reactionaries are diagonal breaking waves or holes, and are a common phenomenon on big water rivers.…

The following is a modified excerpt from Ken Whiting's book, 'The Ultimate Guide to Whitewater…

The following is a modified excerpt from Ken Whiting's book, 'The Ultimate Guide to Whitewater…

The seal entry involves sliding off the shoreline and dropping into the river. The seal entry is a fun…

The following is a modified excerpt from Ken Whiting's book, 'The Ultimate Guide to Whitewater…

The following is a modified excerpt from Ken Whiting's book, 'The Ultimate Guide to Whitewater…

The following is an excerpt from World Champion, Ken Whiting's new book, "Rolling a Kayak" …

The shoulder dislocation is to kayaking, what a blown ACL is to skiing. Why is this injury so dreaded?…

The 3 Golden Rules of whitewater paddling are a set of rules that all paddlers need to apply, regardless…