Okay, so I sat down and watched EJ's last fall and, frankly, I was appalled. He teaches a back-deck roll and brace starting waaay back. When you are unstable and need to brace or are coming up from a roll, if you throw your arm out and let it get behind your body, it puts your shoulder in an incredibly unstable position. This position of a "poorly performed highbrace" is probably the number one cause of dislocated shoulders in paddling. If you watch EJ's video, he just has you leaning back and bracing, where, as someone who doesn't know better, you would intuitively put your shoulder in this position. While EJ does it as you should, with excellent form, there are several shots of people doing it in the video exactly how you shouldn't. Furthermore, he does not even address the issue once. I realize that he is just trying to take the first step and get people up in the easiest way possible but I feel that teaching people in this way without even mentioning the proper form to maintain shoulder stability is just starting people out with bad habits that will be hard to break. Hope I'm not opening too big a can of worms here.
I would recommend "Grace Under Pressure" for an excellent video that teaches the C-to-C roll. While the cinamatography i may be a little crude at times, it does an excellent job of going step by step, explaining the theory behind the motions, and has some great underwater views of the process.
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