Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Euro Style Rolling

A useful perspective on rolling for a coach or performer

This video demonstrates the principles of the C-to-C kayak Roll

This video demonstrates the principles the Twist and Slice Roll

Learning to roll has many different dimensions. Not only in the style of roll we may learn but the personal benefits that can be gained from mastering a technique. I feel that learning to roll should be fun and create confidence in the performer. The topic of technique is often over debated, though I agree some methods are more appropriate than others. What is important is how the student discovers the principles of movement involved in bringing the boat into an upright postion. That is the movement of the body, the blade and the boat.

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