Pinned on a Rock questions
Okay - I'm still a new paddler. My combat roll is strong on one side, untested on the other (but my flatwater there is consistent).
I've been running Parkdale on the Arkansas a lot lately.
Last time, an eddy flipped me (grr!) and I knew I had some rocks to go over, so I had the presence of mind to wait it out a little. Then I got pinned on a big rock. Flows were only 800, I guess.
I didn't know how long I was going to be stuck there, so I swam. I had no idea how to get myself dislodged (and as yet, not sure I had the presence of mind to keep waiting while trying to get unstuck). My friend later said that in that situation, I should try to get my paddle into the current to get that to leverage me off the pin. Does that sound accurate? Are there other methods (maybe I should have just rolled there?).
Same thing happened later, and I thought I was on a rock, but I'm told I got penned (not pinned) in by the guy in the Ducky (who was a novice, so he didn't know what to do). Swam again.