Originally Posted by duncleston
So this is more of a rock-kissing strategy. Backdecks are just the ticket under some circumstances, but maybe not the wisest choice under others...not sure I'd endorse this is the final answer!
So I guess it's preferable to take a rock impact with your spine or crown of the head rather than pushing off it with a paddle in front of your face, an action which will likely right you?
Windrockwaterfireearthtree is right, backdeck is a great roll for nasal relief - fast and shallow. Doesn't solve my problem of hole rides or unexpected upside down time though.