Layback Roll. Not the kind of roll that works 8 times out of 10 in the pool. A roll that works every time. And even if a wave knocks you over before you can complete the roll, you are still laying on top of the water and breathing.
Confidence Building exercises. So your instinct when you capsize will be to relax and stay calm. Your training will do the rest.
They understood that to stay safe, and to keep coming back to their family, the hunter needed to stay calm in case of a capsize.
And as we explore more remote and exposed coastlines, we also need these skills to stay safe.
Think about this.
If you’re in conditions that are rough enough to capsize you, the last thing you want to do is come out of our kayak.
These are the skills that will make capsizing irrelevant.
And keep you safer.
A more efficient forward stroke. (there is always room for improvement) We will focus on efficiency.
As we go across Baines channel we will systematically remove any weakness that may be creating a weak link.
As you focus on one point, you notice paddling gets a little easier. And you glide a little further with each stroke while using less effort.
Edging and turning. Once we get to the islands, we will hug the shoreline and practice applying the 3 dimensional way of moving your pelvis to edging and turning.
This is such a core skill that I want to make sure you master it. So now when you’re out paddling, maybe even with your loaded kayak, you can have fun maneuvering effortlessly as you follow the rugged shoreline. You can quickly turn to avoid a rock. Or move quickly with precision to get close to someone to do a rescue or set up the tow line.
When the conditions are right we create a safe environment to practice paddling in currents.
You will learn to find the easiest route when going against the current, so you get to your destination without feeling exhausted.
When we have nice waves, we create a safe environment to put your skills to the test and develop your confidence in waves.
If it’s windy we take advantage of it to practice using the wind to help you control your kayak.
So no more fighting with the wind to turn your kayak, and feeling shoulder pain the next day.
Now you know exactly what to do to have the wind help you turn. When you get this it’s like having power steering.
Next time you’re paddling on a windy day you’ll be amazed at how easy it is. And you will wonder why everyone isn’t doing this.
You’ll notice most paddlers are struggling to control their kayak.
They exhaust themselves fighting with the wind because they don’t know what you know.
This is not meant to be like a lesson that gives you bracing skills, or helps you turn better. Or roll your kayak.
This is to transform you into a competent paddler as quickly as possible.
Anyone who wants to learn to use the Greenland paddle more efficiently.
Anyone who wants the skills to handle the conditions that can come up while on a remote coast line.
Anyone who wants to learn how to teach the Greenland paddle techniques.
Teaching the Greenland paddle the same way gives the user a disadvantage. On the other hand, the Greenland paddle with the techniques that evolved over thousands of years, is a formidable tool…
and can give the average non-athletic paddler extraordinary skills.
If you have any questions, concerns, not sure if it’s for you…
Please contact me:
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