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Pool Sessions vs. Real World Rolling

I strongly believe that pool sessions are excellent at practicing skills and learning new skills in a controll…

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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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What Happens If I Flip?

Paddlers often say that we're all "between swims." Flipping is always a possibility, and if you end up in th…

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Scoop Rescue

I hope this never happens to you, but there may come a time when you have a paddler in the water that is incap…

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The Hand of God Rescue

The Hand of God is a really cool rescue technique for experienced leaders or teachers dealing with beginner or…

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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…

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All In Recovery (traditional)

I recall when I started my sea kayaking career. Being self taught at the beginning and then learning from book…

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Between the Kayaks Re-entry

After you wet exit from your kayak you have numerous methods to choose from for getting back in to your cockpi…

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Scramble (Cowboy) Recovery

The scramble recovery, sometimes referred to as the cowboy recovery because of straddling the kayak as you do …

Tags: Kayak, re-enter, capsize, rescue