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PADDLING

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Here you will find our latest articles and our practical animated tutorials about kayak paddling: we will start from the kayaking basics, learn the most essential paddling and safety skills and also how to do braces and eskimo roll.

1.1

Startup

Getting in from a dock

Getting in and out of the kayak is easy if you know the tricks. Probably the...

1.2

Getting in from a shore

Sometimes there is no dock nearby so getting into the kayak will be a little...

1.3

Keeping balance

Kayaks are made narrow so that they move easily on the water. This means that...

1.4

Paddling gear & kayak parts

Learn the names of most essential paddling gear and kayak parts....

Paddling basics

Paddling basics

Paddling basics

2.1

How to hold the paddle

Before we start paddling, we need to learn the correct technique to hold the...

2.2

Good kayak paddling technique

Learning how to paddle a kayak forward is easy. But focusing on a proper...

2.3

Paddle as stern rudder

There are several methods to make the kayak go to a desired direction. The...

2.4

Forward and reverse sweep strokes

It might sound quite obvious that to make the kayak turn, you just have to...

2.5

Carving turns

Carving turns is a real asset to other turning methods. This technique can be...

2.6

Moving sideways with sculling draw

When you want to move alongside a dock or a friend's kayak, one of the best...

2.7

Paddling backwards

Paddling backwards technique is much the same as reversed forward paddling and...

3.1

Safety Skills

Safe kayaking

Kayaking is a relatively safe sport, but all paddlers should be prepared for...

3.2

Exiting a capsized kayak

Luckily, getting out of a capsized kayak is usually almost automatic. But...

3.3

Assisted kayak emptying

If you have fallen and decide to climb back into your kayak, it is usually...

3.4

Emptying kayak by self

Usually a capsized kayak can be emptied fairly well without assistance....

3.5

Heel hook rescue

There are numerous different methods to assist an unfortunate paddler back to...

3.6

Paddle float re-entry

At least for a lone paddler it is really important to have a paddle float and...

4.1

Braces & eskimo Roll

Braces and rolling basics

One step towards the total control of your kayak is being able to recover your...

4.2

Low brace

If you have lost your balance slightly and are about to fall over, the low...

4.3

High brace

If you have lost your balance big time and you don't have the time to perform a...

4.4

How to do eskimo roll

Eskimo roll is the best and safest technique to recover yourself if you ever...

KAYAK
PADDLING

.NET

Here you will find practical animated tutorials about kayak paddling. We will start from the kayaking basics, learn the most essential paddling and safety skills and also how to do braces and eskimo roll.

Paddling Basics

2.1

Safety Skills

3.1

Braces & eskimo roll

4.1