Originally Posted by mark_vanis
But seriously... is this A good thing to learn or wait till you have a problem to learn it?
I think it's a slalom boater move to make faster turns. For creekboating, it's what you do when Vallecito becomes too easy and you want to show everybody how sick you are.
Anything that develops balance and paddle control isn't a bad skill, but it's certainly not something you need to learn.