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Postby Chris » Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:39 pm

Jake wrote:While rolling is on the cards, you cant forget the backdeck roll:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frRYZI6VpIg


Haha, quality speedo's and cag combo there. Definatly going for that look at tonights polo...
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Postby Dárragh » Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:54 pm

Chris wrote:
Jake wrote:While rolling is on the cards, you cant forget the backdeck roll:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frRYZI6VpIg


Haha, quality speedo's and cag combo there. Definatly going for that look at tonights polo...



HAHAHA! Not once have I noticed for the past couple of years I've been watching that clip! I mean....separately - ok fair enough... but together? why?! It's like another form of nudity haha
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Postby Jamess » Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:00 pm

kayak porn??? grab the shaft little one, nice firm grip.... but not too tight..... perfect.......
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Postby Gilo » Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:12 pm

Jamess wrote:kayak porn??? grab the shaft little one, nice firm grip.... but not too tight..... perfect.......


Don't forget to come up for air every so often...
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Postby Jamess » Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:18 pm

Gilo wrote:
Jamess wrote:kayak porn??? grab the shaft little one, nice firm grip.... but not too tight..... perfect.......


Don't forget to come up for air every so often...


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Postby Gilo » Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:52 pm

We ARE talking about kayaking, right? :mrgreen:
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Postby andy j » Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:46 pm

I prefer to teach the Screw over C to C as C to C encourages the paddler to come up with their weight over the rear of the boat - not handy in a playboat, or for river running when you need to establish your core stability and next paddle stroke ASAP after rolling.
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Postby Paul U » Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:26 pm

I find that either sausage or arctic rolls are my prefered options (depending on whether I am in a savoury or sweet mood).
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Postby jh_dempsey » Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:09 am

I prefer to teach the Screw over C to C as C to C encourages the paddler to come up with their weight over the rear of the boat


Its easy to come up on the front deck after a C to C roll as after the flick you simply bring your head forward over the front of the boat.

In a screw roll, the momentum of your body wants to make you come out over your back deck
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Postby mattH » Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:57 pm

Skipping a couple of chapters and teaching a back deck roll can help hammer home the key concept of "unwinding the rotation" - i.e. to ensure the body unwinds to come up in a forward active position ready to tackle the thing that threw you over in the first place. Practicing offside backdeck rolls has helped me in starting to get better on the offside in general, and has helped some but not all of "my kids". And although it cheapens me to say it and will inevitably get ripped, it was part of the course "when I was in Norway..." Additionally I'm not proclaiming that I always practice what I preach (que Imperial Matt video)

This will admittedly not work for everyone, and is arguably better for those intermediate paddlers who have an unreliable roll but understand the concepts involved and just need to piece together the jigsaw.
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Postby ruby » Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:54 pm

thought i'd bump this up to the top so all you lovely new people can read and watch a bit before trying out the real thing in the pool.
im also doing my unofficial homework atm and watching them so that maybe this year il actually be able to do it.
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