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Thread: skin-on-frame ROWBOATS- design(s)

  1. #106
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    Default Re: skin-on-frame ROWBOATS- design(s)

    Well there you go !.
    Her father is a competition rower , is there a youtube that would show you kayak rolling techniques , wearing a PFD ?.
    Thanks for the post heavyweather.
    Regards Rob J.

  2. #107
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    Default Re: skin-on-frame ROWBOATS- design(s)

    Don't know about a video with someone wearing a pfd. I am a whitewater kayaker and learned rolling at the age of 8 or 9, never in the boat without a vest.
    Me and my brother had to master handrolling before we where allowed in grade III WW.
    You can just start training on land.
    Try to sit on a ball, have someone hold your hands on the side and try to move the ball around without moving the body from the hips up.
    You can do this in the boat in knee deep water also, or in a pool grabbing the sides.
    There are three basic rolls you should know.

    The large one... probably best suited for sea kayaks.
    You hold one blade to the breast, the other one is laying on the water beside you. With the left or right arm you pull yourself up.

    The short roll (backwards or forward sweep).
    Here you don't need to change the grip on the paddle.just bring one blade up on the water surface parallel to the boat and sweep it over the water...from front or back.
    Best suited for WW where you don't have the time to setup.

    Handrolling.
    Always good, in case you lost the paddle.

  3. #108
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    Default Re: skin-on-frame ROWBOATS- design(s)

    Thanks for that , I'll pass it on.
    Regards Rob J.

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