Archive for January, 2010

Time to Head South

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

It looks as if our January thaw is over and we’re headed back into the deep freeze.  Time to think about heading someplace warm for a week or two. There are almost an unlimited number of places that you could go if money is no object, but I have a suggestion for those of you […]

Computers Cause Kayak Injuries

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

I’ve had this dull, aggravating pain in my right upper arm all summer.  Even after the paddling season ended, it hasn’t gone away.  I was getting really concerned starting to imagine that I may have a bicep tear or some problem with my rotator cuff.  It wasn’t excruciating, so I didn’t want to waste the […]

Using Pool Sessions to Begin Learning to Roll

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

This time of year, as a paddler, you have 3 options if you want to get in your boat on water.  You can take a vacation to somewhere warmer.  You can get a drysuit and look for open water around Wisconsin, or you can take your kayak to a pool session.  In my next few […]

Sherri Rants About a Personal Pet Peeve

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

I’ve been spending a lot of time recently watching paddling DVD’s and videos.  Perhaps I’m just getting old and cranky, but in one of the whitewater instructional DVD’s students were told to “cock (their) wrist back” on the control hand in order to set the proper blade angle on the non-control blade when using a […]

Learning to Brace

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

Anyone who has executed a belly flop in a pool knows how hard water can be.  We as paddlers, take advantage of that property of water when we do a slapping brace.  In a low brace, you push down against the water surface (or slap the surface) with the backface of your paddle.  The water […]

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