Category Archives for "Kayak Practice"

Video: 5 Most Common Kayaking Mistakes

Wondering what mistakes you might be making when you’re learning whitewater kayaking? Here’s a helpful and funny video from the Unsponsored kayaking blog. (There are a few good pointers after it looks like the video ends, so keep watching until the actual end.) Just for perspective, one of the best kayakers I know says she […]

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A Good Forward Stroke Is Your Key to Kayaking

The fantastic kayakers winning extreme creeking races in big, technical whitewater all have a powerful forward stroke fueling their moves. It’s the key to virtually everything that gets you where you want to go in kayaking, including the boof stroke. But the forward stroke gets overlooked when people are learning because it seems like a […]

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Cedar River Gates Whitewater Training is Back

I spent Saturday morning at the slalom gates at the Cedar River alongside Landsburg Park, thanks to slalom kayaker Joey Yeaple who organized an all-welcome event to get people working on technical skills. It sounds like this is going to be a monthly event, taking place at 10 a.m. on the first Saturday of the […]

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A Few (Really Annoying) Eskimo Rolling Myths

Here are some Eskimo rolling myths you may hear at some point in your beginner whitewater kayaking journey. If you do, just tell the person talking that “I’ve read the blog post, so I know that what you’re saying is complete otter spittle.” Or something like that. ;) Myth 1. “You will lose your roll […]

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