Archive for the 'Bracing' Category

Ballast and Rolling

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Earlier this week, I was watching Carl Vopal finish up a few shots for a video on how to install the “Paddling Partner” ballast system for kayaks.  He is planning to end this video by demonstrating how the ballast assists in performing braces because the boat has a tendency to want to right itself when […]

Personal Experience with the Helen Wilson DVD

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

In the last week, I had a student ask me for a couple private lessons to work on a sculling high brace and a static balance brace.  Besides lucking out by having gorgeous weather for both lessons, it was also a fortunate coincidence that I had recently watched my new Helen Wilson DVD, “Simplifying the […]

More Help for Your Roll: Review of “Simplifying the Roll” DVD

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

I just received my copy of the new DVD,  “Simplifying the Roll with Helen Wilson”, in the mail today.  I ordered it from “Sea Kayaker” magazine and received it in about 3 days.  I immediately turned off the football game this afternoon as soon as it arrived and popped the disc into the DVD player.  […]

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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