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Old 05-27-2009   #1
 
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Best overall white water roll...

What is the easiest, safest, overall best white water roll?

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The slash roll is by far the easiest and safest roll. The advantage of this roll is that shedding resistance from the blade transfers all the torque to your torso instead of your shoulders. Check out the video from this page
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I rather like the answer some kayaking veteran gave me:

"The best roll is the one that you know will get you upright on the first try in any conditions"

For me, that's a sweep, or an Eric Jackson style.
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What is the easiest, safest, overall best white water roll?
The one you can do when your scared and upside down bouncing over rocks or thrashing in a river. Just get one down bomber, and then wory about style points for for which one when.
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I just invented a new roll called the J-Push. I will soon be working on a new instructional book and website, as it will revolutionize how the kayak roll is performed. Take my word, in two years, everyone will be doing it, and the c to c vs. sweep controversy will be no more. I would try to explain here, but you will have to wait for the book.
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I just invented a new roll called the J-Push. I will soon be working on a new instructional book and website, as it will revolutionize how the kayak roll is performed. Take my word, in two years, everyone will be doing it, and the c to c vs. sweep controversy will be no more. I would try to explain here, but you will have to wait for the book.

Hahahah, wtf? A new roll? Are you serious?
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Nothin beats a good jelly roll
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Hahahah, wtf? A new roll? Are you serious?
I think I know how to do that roll, but I just call it the J, then I pass it on. It usually makes me pretty happy or hungry, haha
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I originally learned the C to C from EJ's videos because it was very simple and cookbook. Do this, this and this. But it led me to some bad habits (leaning to the back of the boat, relying too much on the blade, putting shoulders in danger, etc.).
So I have to agree with Crowd- the slash, modified sweep, whatever you want to call it brings you up so easily when you do it right it's like you didn't do anything. It's what Matt teaches at the Telluride Kayak School. You can see it in the video: "The Kayak Roll". (the video is cheesy but the instruction is solid)
It's good to know a lot of rolls so you've got that in your bag of tricks for when you need them but i would start with that version of the sweep.
Ciph- you seem to be asking a lot of questions on here that most newcomers to the sport have. (am I right?) If, so you might be best served by taking a lesson. It's better to start with solid technique from someone with the knowledge of how to teach you properly than to just figure it out yourself & from friends and then fix bad technique later after it's ingrained. It's a lot easier to learn it right the first time than try to get rid of bad habits. Trust me.
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I think I know how to do that roll, but I just call it the J, then I pass it on. It usually makes me pretty happy or hungry, haha
Yeah, that is what my followers call it.
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