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Genotype 2

Want some top level whitewater paddling technique tips? Check out Genotype 2 for free.

Genotype 2
Genotype 2
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How To Taily Forever – Infinitetaily

How to Taily forever - Infinitetaily
How to Taily forever – Infinitetaily

Wanted to make this edit for ages, but I wanted to wait to have a space to be able to record it and edit it properly. Big thanks to everyone supporting us on patroen, we saved up the last several months and used the money to upgrade our camera and light system massively. Still shooting on the Panasonic GH5 but now with a good tripod, external monitor and lighting.

Bren Orton
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How To Get Out Of A Sticky Hole

Seth Asworth has a great Youtube channel that is definitely worth checking out.

How To Get Out Of A Sticky Hole
How To Get Out Of A Sticky Hole

In this series of two videos he shows how to get out of a sticky hole.

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Flatwater Freestyle Kayaking Tutorial: How To Front Loop

Theo Baker has put together this great tutorial on how to front loop on flatwater. Check it out.

Flatwater Freestyle Kayaking Tutorial: How to Front Loop
Flatwater Freestyle Kayaking Tutorial: How to Front Loop
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Kayak Technique – Chest And Shoulders

Kayak Technique - Chest And Shoulders
Kayak Technique – Chest And Shoulders

The 4th video in the series shows how the shoulders and chest contribute to the generation of power and how they conserve the power and keep it contained in the body and boat.

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Kayak Technique – Trunk

Kayak Technique - Trunk
Kayak Technique – Trunk

Todays video is about the trunk which transmits power between the legs and the shoulders. Maybe not the most exciting but a weak trunk means energy spillage.

Ultimate Kayaks
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Coaching For Memory

Have a look at the following sequence of 17 letters and try to memorise it. Give yourself 30 seconds at most:

BDELHNAOAWPLDODRL

Now cover the sequence and repeat it back. How did you get on? Would you do any better if I arranged the same sequence of letters like this?

Coaching For Memory
Coaching For Memory
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HIPS 2. – How to Improve Your Paddling Skills

HIPS 2. - How to Improve Your Paddling Skills
HIPS 2. – How to Improve Your Paddling Skills

Francesco Salvato has dedicated his life to the kayak and descended the rivers of all 5 continents. Much in demand as a teacher, his 30 years of experience have been concentrated in this video. Director of the Free Flow kayak School, master of kayaking, in charge of the training of instructors for the Italian Canoe and Kayak Federation, Francesco Salvato has written several books on the techniques of the kayak. His studies of physical education and of subjects linked to sports technique and instruction make Francesco one of the world’s great experts on kayak technique. A complete video, open to all, from the beginner to the expert kayaker. The technique of the kayak is addressed in a comprehensive way, starting with the basics and advancing to refined white water technique, river rescue and freestyle.

Hips is a big-O-production by Olaf Obsommer.

Hips is powered by: Teva, WaveSport, Peak UK, Kayak Session, Sweet, Robson, Gravita Zero

Olaf Obsommer
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Kayak Technique – Leg Drive

Kayak Technique - Leg Drive
Kayak Technique – Leg Drive

Day 2 and we move to the top end of the leg to try and maximise the transition of force, generated from the feet, through to the upper body. A brief description of the problems we commonly see and hopefully some ideas as to how we may address them.

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Kayak Technique – Foot Drive

Kayak Technique - Foot Drive
Kayak Technique – Foot Drive

This video is (perhaps) the first in a series which will explore the common errors in kayak technique. This episode is about the positioning and use of the feet. All opinions are personal and open to correction and discussion. I have deliberately not got involved with straps or pull bars in this episode.

Ultimate Kayak
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Schema-Building In Coaching

For those coaches amongst us, we all love sharing our enthusiasm for the sport and seeing our students pick up the skills we teach them. But when was the last time you thought about the evidence that backs up the way we coach? 

As a full-time secondary school teacher, I’m always being pestered about the importance of ‘evidence-based practice’ and cognitive science. That is, making sure that the way we teach is backed up by plenty of proof that it works. But if we want to help train solid paddlers (in addition to ensuring people enjoy the sport of course), surely this is something we should be thinking about as coaches? To save you the trouble of trawling through endless pages of research, I’m going to walk you through some of the main evidence-based ideas in teaching and how I take them from the classroom to the river.[1] In this article, I’ll be looking at how we can help paddlers to build schemas.

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Dr Throwline

It’s a classic!

Dr Throwline
Dr Throwline
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