Wednesday, July 16, 2008

rolling lessons

Instinctivly we all seem to lift our heads when first learning to eskimo roll, but this is the biggest mistake we can make and if not corrected in the early stages can haunt us for the rest of our rolling lives. And even so most of us are unaware of the fact that we are doing it.The remedy is to bend forward, tilt your head to your shoulder and lock your eyes on the front blade of your paddle, then when you roll keep looking at the paddle blade until you are upright and still looking back and down. Easier said than done but thats what you have to strive for.More later.

1 comment:

Silbs said...

Little known historical fact: The English were the first to solve this problem of rolling a kayak when the monarchy announced, "Off with their heads."