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Tutorial: Hand rolls! A handy skill to have!

Postby Robbing » Sun May 10, 2015 10:11 pm

Being able to hand roll is a handy skill to have in canoe polo. It gives you a greater confidence in knowing that regardless of the situation, you won't be swimming. This allows you to catch a fast moving ball with two hands or even dive on a loose ball before the opposing team get there. It doesn't matter if a member of the opposing team is next to you and bins you because you'll just pop right back up and if you're good enough, with the ball still in your hands.

Hand rolling, like a paddle roll is all in the hip flick. If you can hip flick well, you'll be able to hand roll. I think that the hands, like a paddle is used as a brace against the water, allowing you to hip flick and rotate back up. The following are various videos found on Youtube. The first 3 are tutorials that explain how to do a hand roll. The remaining videos are examples on how to do them with and without a ball.

Rolling with a ball 0:00-0:08 and 0:48-0:55

Rolling with a ball 4:25-4:30
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