Hey all hope everyone's summer has been good. It's been a fun one here in the southeast a little on the hot side I suppose but that's just a great excuse to get in the water! I'm going to take a moment to talk about catching eddies, actually what I really want to talk about is making it easy. No more almost making it but sliding out the back or struggling to cross the eddy line. Eddies can turn from your nemesis into your friend by following one easy concept: Let the eddy do the work!…Continue
Added by Andrew Holcombe on August 10, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Refining Your Boof: Avoiding Landing on your Edge
You’re a boofing machine! The timing and placement of the stroke are no longer a mystery and you’re boofing everything in sight. The next step is to begin refining your technique. In this piece I want to shift the focus from the beginning to the end, that’s right the landing. By perfecting your landing you give yourself more control, which is a very good thing when those drops start stacking…Continue
Added by Andrew Holcombe on May 2, 2011 at 2:08pm — No Comments
Rolling is a big deal in whitewater kayaking because it’s an important self-rescue skill that can skyrocket your confidence, which in turn helps improve your skills. When you’re confident that you can get yourself back up after flipping over, whitewater doesn’t seem as scary and, mentally, you’re more likely to try new things.
Women have a few advantages when it comes to learning the roll. In general we’re more flexible which makes it easier to get our bodies into the proper…Continue
Added by Anna Levesque on December 16, 2010 at 2:40pm — No Comments
Added by Todd Wells on November 16, 2010 at 12:33am — No Comments
When was the last time you practiced paddling backwards? If you’re like most paddlers you probably don’t remember or have never worked on your back stroke. That’s because it feels challenging and the benefits
of back paddling aren’t always given the respect that they deserve.
There are many reasons why you should spend time on this stroke and perhaps the most obvious one is that you never know when you’ll end up getting turned around and having to run a rapid backwards. When…Continue
Added by Anna Levesque on November 8, 2010 at 4:54pm — No Comments