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Student Guide – Swimming In Moving Water

With the Tyne Tour coming up very shortly I thought it might be a good idea to release the next article in the student guide series. Although a student guide it is applicable to anyone who may be starting to make the move onto moving water.

From time to time this will happen and is far more common than even the great boaters like to admit. Capsizing and swimming is what helps us all get better, it’s part of the learning curve no matter what level of the sport you are currently at.

Student Guide - Swimming In Moving Water

There are two main goals if you find yourself in the water. The first is to stay safe whilst in the water and second is to get out of the water.

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How To “Head Dry” Back Deck Roll

How To "Head Dry" Back Deck Roll

So this is the follow up to the How to back deck roll video. Lots of things exactly the same here so ifs you can’t back deck roll, go check out last week’s video.

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How To Back Deck Roll

Seth Ashworth gives a run down of the back deck roll. This is a the most useful rolls in whitewater kayaking.

How To Back Deck Roll

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River Signals

River Signals

River signals are key to good communication on the water. But it’s important that the whole crew use and understand the same set of signals.

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3 Tricks From 5 Angles – Quim Fontané For ICF

What’s the difference between a McNasty and a Lunar Loop. Quim Fontane shows us 3 Tricks from 5 Angles.

3 Tricks From 5 Angles

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How To Tailee With Bren Orton

How to Tailee with Bren Orton

There are a lot of names to this trick such as the stern squirt, the squirt, the pirouette and the whooppie. But if you watch this video you are now only allowed to call it the Tailee from now on.

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How To Run A Big Drop With Adrian Mattern

How To Run A Big Drop With Adrian Mattern

Running big drops in a kayak is one of the sickest things you can do but it is not something you do every day and therefore I thought it might be helpful to give you a little beta about how I approach and handle big drops.

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Dealing With A Sieve Barrier

R3 France have recently posted the video below showing one of their training sessions that helps paddlers who end up swimming to deal with a sieve barrier.

Dealing With A Sieve Barrier

It is well worth a watch.

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How To Kickflip Your Kayak With Bren Orton

Bren Orton shows us how to kickflip your kayak. The kick flip is awesome to do and pretty cool to watch. Get out on the river or in the surf and give this a go.

How To Kickflip Your Kayak With Bren Orton

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The Last Move In Any Rapid

Teaching kayaking, I always emphasize that the last move in any rapid is looking over your shoulder at the person behind you. Complacency, poor safety hazard and risk assessments, media/social media, and the quick learning curve and inexperience of newer paddlers all play into risk being higher on rivers although the hazards remain the same.

The Last Move In Any Rapid

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Increase The Lifespan Of Your Kayak By Transporting It Correctly

“Increase the lifespan of your kayak by transporting it correctly” contains a number of great tips from the guys at Pyranha.

Increase The Lifespan Of Your Kayak By Transporting It Correctly

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Eric Jackson – Super Clean Cartwheel

Learn to super clean cartwheel with Eric Jackson.

Super Clean Cartwheel

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