I was hoping a couple of people might have a few suggestions or tips for me here.... I saw BSOE's earlier post earlier about teaching people rolling, and how he says for some, it's instantaneous, for others, it takes a bit longer. I think I may be in the latter category, but not with simple mechanics... for me, the basic roll isn't so problematic, it's executing on moving water that's tripping me up.
Right now, I'm running about 50/50 on combat rolls. I guess I'm lucky in that I *don't* generally tip (knock on wood here before I go and tempt karma into ruining my weekend!
)-- it's a rarity, actually. But I'm starting to get to the point I may not be pushing myself as well as I could and I'm concerned with swims. My friends are like, "if you're not swimming, you're not learning." Okay. But it's still a pain in the ass, time-consuming, and a little embarassing (even if it can sometimes be fun-- but don't tell anyone I said that!
Where I think I'm holding myself up is that I *don't* have the confidence I'm gonna hit my roll every time. I know it's 50/50 right now. And it sucks.
Do any of you guys (or gals: feedback from gals would be esp appreciated!) have any suggetsions or words of wisdom? I've been shown the ropes by a couple of folks who have conflicting styles as it is... coming up on the front deck vs back deck, the tweaking of some basic mechanics, etc etc. That's totally messing with me, too! What's more reliable? Is one one "more right" than another? I know staying tucked on the front deck lessens your chances of catching a boulder to the ribs or something, but would it be better to keep coming up on the back deck if that works quicker/ better for me?? I guess you guys get the drift....
Yah, I know: I'm totally over-thinking it at this point.
I was just hoping for some pointers to get me over the hump, though...
Thanks a bunch for anything you have to offer!