Archive for December, 2009

Take Advantage of Pool Sessions

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Many clubs have begun their winter pool sessions for paddling and rolling practice.  Although our local club does not sponsor formal lessons as part of the pool sessions, there is much that novice kayakers can gain from attending these events.  If you’ve never tried a wet exit from any kayak or practiced re-entering a sea […]

3 Benefits of Using a Relaxed Grip

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

When out kayaking, it is important to try to maintain a relaxed grip on your paddle.  I have seen far too many paddlers using a death grip on the shaft of their paddles.  Unfortunately, too many people are unaware of the many benefits of holding the paddle in a more loose and relaxed manner.  What […]

Rudders vs. Skegs

Friday, December 4th, 2009

If you are looking to buy a kayak before the next paddling season, there are some decisions you will need to make.  The first decision is what kind of kayak do you need – recreational, sea/touring, or whitewater.  If you are unclear about what the differences are, read my article,“Choosing Your First Kayak”.  Once you […]

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