Watch this short tutorial video on the Continuous Greenland Roll with useful underwater shots and a helpful diagram.
A: To roll up on the right, start with the end of the paddle resting on the foredeck with the paddle sticking out to the right. Hold onto the paddle loosely with your right hand and roll left.
B: When upside down, reach up with your left hand and hold the paddle loom.
C: Let go with your right hand, reach across the boat, and place your right hand on the paddle next to your left hand.
This roll is a low brace roll. It completes the same way as a low brace does with the Greenland paddle by drawing the paddle across the boat towards the left side. This action creates additional lift helping complete the boat's rotation.
D: Keep your head in the water as long as possible. Think about dragging your nose across the deck as you finish the roll. The paddle should finish in roughly the same place as it started.
It is possible to keep rolling and rolling like this – apparently this is a good roll to use in speed rolling competition where the objective is to complete as many roils as possible in a fixed time.
Christopher Crowhurst (kayaker) | Boat: Tahe Marine Greenland kayak | Blade: Novorca
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