This week I break down the techniques and some of the myths behind the back deck roll. I hope this helps you get your first back deck roll, or better your kick-flip or airscrew. Please subscribe for all the upcoming tips and tricks and comments with the videos and tips you would like to see in the future.
The Problem With Bomb Proof Rolls – I think instructors who perpetuate the concept of a “bomb-proof” roll do their students a disservice.
First of all, there really is no such thing as a “bomb-proof” roll. The term alludes to a roll that’s so reliable, and so fine-tuned, that it never fails. That’s misleading and unrealistic. Every experienced instructor knows that given sufficient “conditions”, everyone eventually bails and swims – and in fact, the best paddlers I know have all taken swims at one time or another.
I’m still on my adventure. I don’t know when it’ll end or how far along I am but I’m praying I’m still at the beginning.
I always hated kayaks. As a youth worker on a summer camp it was always the kayaks that I hated the most. Going round and round in circles until set upon by the young people in my group filling it with water and submerging into the cold river.