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Mike Aronoff

One of our all-time favorite strokes is the anti-capsize stroke (pretty important!); a stroke and a…

Sometimes you want to go backwards; maybe because you've explored a narrow creek that's so narrow you…

A lot of kayakers wear spray skirts and they're a great asset to a paddler because they keep the water…

Before we talk about how to hold the paddle, let's take a quick look at the parts of the paddle. The…

Sprayskirt Sometimes some people with some boats are going to want to wear a thing called a spray skirt…

Sometimes you're going to want to go sideways in your kayak, and one way of doing that is a Draw Stroke…

Quite often, you'll want to go sideways with your kayak, maybe to get to a dock, maybe just to pull up…

A stroke that will make the kayak glide straight, for example, when you have a wind behind you, and it's…

Paddling a kayak is mostly about going from point A to point B. The stroke that you use for that is the…

Quite often you're going to want to turn or spin the kayak around or pivot so that you want to be turned…

Sometimes you want to make your kayak go sideways and the most elegant way to do that is by using a…

Let's segue from doing the Sculling Brace, which is to provide pressure to allow the kayak to be leaned…

Let's take a look at one of the strokes in the bracing family at the entry level. We have done High…

Another anti-capsize stroke is the high brace. You want to be careful with this one, but it's…

One of the very best self-rescues is called the re-enter and roll. In the re-enter and roll, if a person…

The heel hook rescue allows a paddler in their boat to help a paddler who's not in their boat get back…

In order to control the kayak and get it to do what you'd like it to do, you need to be well connected…