You laugh, but that is her "Big" boat. Clair's Slip kayak from Jim Synder/ built by Murky Water Kayaks is way smaller. Ya, It's pretty awesome. She's killing it.
Most creek boat guys never even get a chance to try these strokes and positions without being throttled in a huge hole. It's all about bow vert and past vert transitions into stern transitions.
Phil U., Yes, but think about it. You're in a kayak what do you have to play with? The boat, the paddle, or yourself. Only two of those are good in a public comp. Paddle tricks have been around since the begining and most likely the first trick you taught your children. It is also easy to see why you don't like the weighted points it gets in comps. But, she's just practicing and doesn't even have a current or eddy line to work with.
I beg any freestyle paddler to try and do what Clair's doing without moving half way down the pool. That's the incredible part for me. When I do trick I move places.
I love to dance, but who needs the music- It throws me off.