By Roger Schumann
This intriguing and important activity is far diverse than its flat-water sibling, with diversified gear and strategies, all of that are coated in uncomplicated Illustrated Sea Kayaking. Full-color pictures hide the various sea kayak types and components, in addition to vital info on tides and currents, packing and loading guidance for convenience and safeguard, and a thesaurus chock-full of priceless terminology. You'll become aware of how one can excellent your paddle stroke, practice self rescues and assisted rescues, paddle and navigate correctly, pack your sea kayak for an day trip, and get your kayak off and on your car.
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Snap: Do a hip snap, rocking the kayak back under you by crunching into a C on the right. 4. Recovery: After the quick slap-snap phase, recover your paddle by slicing it back up to the surface. The paddle should end up back in paddling position, with the blade face toward the back. Caution! How to High Brace Safely Because of the potential for shoulder injury with improperly performed high braces, some instructors don’t teach them, and this is certainly the safest strategy. Most of these instructors do teach rolling, however, essentially a form of high brace.
Basic Strokes and Maneuvers: Getting Started 43 Sweep Stroke + Forward Stroke Combination: Getting More Efficient Interspersing forward sweep strokes every few forward strokes helps keep your kayak going straight, sweeping when it starts to veer off course. Instead of taking several sweeps on one side, maintaining your right-left paddling rhythm, as described below, will be more efficient. • To turn left, combine a wide, long sweep on the right, followed by a short, vertical forward stroke on the left.
Squat onto the back deck as you grab the back of the cockpit and your paddle in the left hand. It’s easier if your hand is facing back so that your fingers are in the cockpit and your thumb is on the paddle shaft (see photos). 3. Slide your right hand out about a foot and lean on it gently for support. Be careful not to lean too much weight on your shoreward hand or there’s a slight chance you could break your paddle. Your shoreward blade should rest securely on a stable surface, and both feet should still be on the ground.
Basic Illustrated Sea Kayaking (Revised Edition) by Roger Schumann