Originally Posted by Anton8100
I think I wiped out so bad Bc I did not lean back while I was dropping in the huge hole. I see allot of videos of people leaning back as they drop 5ft+. I leaned foward if remember correctly. Itís ok. And Iím grateful for having active feedback. Donít worry about hurting my feelings I just want to learn so I will take any advice !!
You did the right thing, which is very rare for a new kayaker.
As a general rule, leaning forward is what you want to do, especially when going in a hole (you'll get stern squirted if you lean back) or going off a ledge (it keeps the bow up and protects your back). Just be careful not to land flat off a drop over 5 feet. If you are about to, stomp your feet down to drop the bow.