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Layback roll kayak rolling

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you can watch eskimo roll on youtube

 

This video will show you how to improve the recovery part of the layback roll. If you are using your abdominal muscles to bring your body up it probably looks like this, and no matter how many hours you spend practicing it doesn’t get much better. If you do this, you don’t have a very strong roll, and you will probably end up going for a bad swim if you capsize in rough water. It not only looks sloppy, it feels unreliable, and it is.

On the other hand if you learn to use your back muscles to pull your body up, you will be in control, and will come up without effort every time. This feels 5 times easier to me.

If you want to learn how to strengthen your back, and develop the muscle memory to do this consistently without having to think about it, just sign up here for a free video. You will learn an exercise that takes less then 3 minutes a day, and requires almost no effort. You can even do it without getting out of bed. Thanks for watching

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Kayak Gloves

 

In this video I will show you the new kayaking gloves I got, and how they perform. The main reason for wearing gloves is of course to keep your hands from getting cold. What I find with most gloves or mitts I have tried is that they do a poor job or protecting your wrist, and since the blood has to pass near the surface of the skin to get to the hands, a big part of keeping your hands warm is protecting the wrist.

When your wrists get cold, they don’t move as fast, and when you need to change the angle of the paddle quickly, for bracing, that can be a problem. Warm wrists mean a lot more control in rough water. That’s why I wanted to try these gloves. The small opening looked like it would give me that protection, and control.

The first thing I noticed with these gloves is how supple they are. They were easy to put on, and I feel comfortable putting on my spray skirt, and was even able to get my hood on without taking them off. That’s a first.

The next thing I noticed is how well I can grip the paddle. I really feel like I have control. Even in rough water.

So after a few hours of this kind of stuff, my hands and my wrists were comfortable and warm. There was a little bit of moisture on my hands, probably from sweat, but I didn’t feel any cold water coming in, even after a few rolls.

Watch Kayak Gloves video on youtube

Read review for kayak gloves here

 

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Greenland Paddle | Bracing in rough water

Free Video Tutorial Here

This video is about bracing when the waves are hitting you from all sides. In rough water you need a little more support from your  paddle than you get from the regular paddling position. and you also need to be ready to brace on the other side, and fast. If you don’t extend the paddle… You know that feeling you get when you have gone past the point of no return, and you know your brace won’t hold you up? I’ll show you how to get a little more support from your paddle so you won’t capsize.

Watch Greenland Paddle tutorial on youtube