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Greenland Butterfly Roll Tutorial

This short video demonstrates the full maneuver for the Greenland Butterfly Roll and breaks it down into a few useful steps.


Step by Step


A: To roll up on the right, start with the paddle floating parallel to the boat on the left side. Cross your right arm over the boat and hold the paddle loosely. Cross your left arm under the right arm and grasp the edge of the cockpit.


B: Roll left and wait for the paddle to reach the surface. Because you are holding the paddle with just one hand, it will tend to wriggle around a fair bit.

When it surfaces, make sure that it is orientated so the blades are flat on the surface. Then push the paddle away from the boat with your right arm.


C: Arch your back and push your head backwards.
With your right arm extended out sideways, swing your body backwards in the standard layback position, using the paddle's buoyancy as assistance and flopping your left arm over the back deck as you finish.


D: You should end with your right arm extended palm up, the paddle parallel to the boat while laying back on the aft deck, your left arm off to the left in a crucifix position.



Credits:
Christopher Crowhurst (kayaker)   |  Boat: Tahe Marine Greenland kayak   |  Blade: Novorca

See more Greenland Rolling videos on www.qajaqrolls.com/

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