Go Back   Mountain Buzz > Whitewater Boating > Whitewater Kayaking

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-30-2015   #11
Sacramento, California
Paddling Since: 2012
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 232
Originally Posted by gtfowen View Post
Bystander, Personally from a sea kayaking background, I use a rodeo/back deck roll the most because it gets you up fast. A c-c roll with no setup (like a brace) and a reglar eskimo roll if I miss my first roll. Handrolls are nice but (I think) difficlt to pull off in as a combat roll.
My advice for others -
1. Pick an 'always' roll ex. If I flip on my left I will always back deck roll on my right I will always no setup c-c roll
2. Pick a backup roll ex. I will eskimo roll if I miss my always roll
3. Keep 1&2 in tip top shape BOMBPROOF
4. Learn as many new rolls and techniques as you can!
5. Just do what gets you up fastest and safest.

Better to know a roll and not need it that need it and not know it.
Hope that helps, Owen

P. S. I may not have c-c roll quite right as I have dislocated my shoulder twice this season ��
Atm, I have a solid left and right roll, so do not feel a need to use the rodeo roll outside of freestyle tricks. I found the hand roll was remarkable at teaching me a universal truth with all rolls that finish on the back deck; if I finish low on the back deck and swing my body past the center, even the most aborted looking roll will work every time. I also plan to use the hand roll while doing some hand paddle surfing. It is supposed to be a good way to strengthen your surfing techniques.

This weekend, I also learned that a strong brace, and sculling brace has a way of making your rolling opportunities to greatly diminish. I haven't had to roll since I got them all working solid due to also learning the sculling brace, which I suppose is practically a roll that just starts before you go completely under water.

I do plan to work some on finishing over the front deck. That seems like it could come in handy.

Edit: if you are dislocating your shoulder, you really need to work on your roll. You likely are not turning your torso with your paddle. Try watching your paddle as it swings around, which tends to force you to turn your torso and helps keep your head down.

bystander is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
GoPro DIY techniques and video - ALSO I ROCK! leif Whitewater Kayaking 16 02-18-2012 05:53 PM
Stop the Stop Online Piracy Act Hawthorne The Eddy 0 12-15-2011 12:31 PM
What are the essential safety techniques for new rafters manifestphil Whitewater Kayaking 24 04-07-2011 09:22 AM
Techniques for dealing with wet drownings??? iliketohike Whitewater Kayaking 20 05-24-2007 05:58 AM
Learning to Cartwheel Bubbles Whitewater Kayaking 10 01-26-2004 05:01 PM

» Classified Ads
*!* Pyranha S6 200 with...

posted by MaxwellSilverKayak

Pyranha S6 200 playboat for sale. Great for larger...

Dagger Nomad Large Blaze

posted by Rendezvous River Sports


Wavesport Diesel 60

posted by pattimiller747

Cool colors - purples, black and greys Lightly used two...

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:13 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.