Legend of the Falls is Corran Addisons’ DVD which aims to be “the definitive manual for anyone interested in either learning the basics of river running, or improving their creek boat skills”.
Legend of the falls proved to be a sound investment. The DVD is split into a number of chapters, they are; River Communication with Arnd Schaeftlein, River Grading, Safety, Equipment, Understanding Rapids, Running technique – boofing etc and a section titled Dr Throwline.
From the outset it is clear that this 1hr 15 Minute will have a mountain of infromation for you. It kicks off with River Communication with Arnd Schaeftlein, and wow what an eye opener. A must for all boaters of any standard. A simple and concise way of communicating on the river was effectivley described and demonstrated by Arnd – simply brilliant. River Grading was the next section with Corran describing the Addison river grading scale with clear use of words and visual examples.
The following sections take you through the complexities of equipment – the pros and cons of long and short boats, paddles and then how to read/ run rapids and drops effectively and safely. The final section is Dr Throwline, a short instructional peice on the “do nots” of throwline technique.
Even after boating for over 18 years I learnt a great deal about the complexities of Creek boating. Legends is probably the best kayak instructional movies I have seen to date. Corran has managed to mix the perfect combination of teaching techniques to explain and demonstrate each of the main elements of creeking/river running.