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Learning how to Roll a kayak
April 17, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Friday, repeating until September 25, 2020
Built for the more advanced paddler, the roll is a form of self rescue. This 3 hour session will have a classroom setting prior to getting on the water. The intention for this session is to grasp the dynamics – the kayak, the body, and blade – how they all move through the water, and working with the physics of water. A solid roll doesn’t happen easily for everyone and you may not be successful after the first session. Understanding this, I will also offer an additional follow up class for $50 (2 hour max). We shall focus on these main topics:
Understanding the roll
Defining the different types of rolls – c to c, sweep, extended paddle, Eskimo
Paddle position for each of the types
Body mechanics – the lower separates from the upper body
Putting it all together
What helps – flexibility, working on ‘hip snaps’, practice, paddle float
Location for this class will be contained within a small quiet lake – locally. This may be at Yahr park, Little Cedar Lake, Random Lake, or Lake Michigan. You will be notified of location once registered. Sea kayak, paddle, and PFD can be made available (and included in the price), should you need to use our gear.