Written, presented and produced by Bruce Jolliffe and Dougie Shannon the DVD aims to bring a realistic, no-nonsense introduction to white water safety to you.
Bruce and Dougie took a group of real students to the Spanish Pyrenees with award winning cameraman Paul Diffley, and recorded the coached demos and live practise to highlight what you really need to know to get to grips with this material.
The DVD was edited by a television professional with no knowledge of white water safety to ensure that the examples are as clear and concise as is possible.
The DVD is broken down into 10 chapters, each of which is then subdivided into a number of key elements. I watched the DVD in one go and can best describe it as just like being on a course and having 1:1 tuition. It has a really nice warm/supportive feel (if that makes sense). I really like the format, it assumes no prior knowledge and takes the viewer through each of the key elements of white water safety in a calm, practical way with a clear and logical progression. The video is well shot and well edited.
After 25+ years of white water paddling I still picked loads of new information and techniques.
The chapters are structured as follows:
Chapter 1 – Getting Ready
Chapter 2 – River Features
Chapter 3 – What Makes a Safer Paddler?
Chapter 4 – Group Boating Strategies
Chapter 5 – Safe Swimming and Self Rescue
Chapter 6 – Basic Assisted Rescues
Chapter 7 – The Art of Throwbags
Chapter 8 – Hitches, Knots and Anchors
Chapter 9 – Wading, Live Bait and Taglines
Chapter 10 – Recovering Equipment
At £19.99 (+ P&P) the DVD represents great value and will be invaluable for both clubs and individuals.