Kayak How To: Roll Troubleshooting

http://www.whitewaterdreams.com Chris Wing works you through some of the often over looked body mechanics in the kayak roll. Designed for the experienced beginner who is still struggling with their roll, this video covers information that will benefit a rank beginner as well.

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http://www.whitewaterdreams.com Chris Wing works you through some of the often over looked body mechanics in the kayak roll. Designed for the experienced beginner who is still struggling with their roll, this video covers information that will benefit a rank beginner as well.

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A7X311
A7X311 - 4 years ago
Great video. My roll is pretty solid, but pretty unconventional at the same time. I rely too much on the paddle. Will concentrate more on the hip snap.
Michael Solarez
Michael Solarez - 5 years ago
great instructions on how my rolls have been stalling. i learned the CtoC once with an instructor 10 yrs ago. Just got back into kayaking and have been trying to roll. Have also had a partner in water for safety. The idea of using a blow up cushion is so simple and obvious that its genius! Can really help to regain some breath and strength between attempts.
Chris
Chris - 5 years ago
Head up last is the most common mistake I would believe. was for me
H2o Dreams - Paddlesports Education
H2o Dreams - Paddlesports Education - 5 years ago
The head up is not necessarily the root of the problem, but is definitely the focus that people fixate on. When the spine straightens instead of stays curved it has an effect on the lower portion of the body. It "bricks" the body as opposed to allowing the muscles to fire in sequence. You can actually pick your head up as long as you keep the proper sequence in the lower body into your spine! Long story short, focusing on the head is a "trick" that gets many to work proper muscle firing.
Explorer Mike
Explorer Mike - 5 years ago
Using the paddle float as a training tool is a great idea.
Toon Baars
Toon Baars - 5 years ago
knap jo
H2o Dreams - Paddlesports Education
H2o Dreams - Paddlesports Education - 5 years ago
It's a huge help, word of caution though, don't be tempted to fix it on the end of the paddle blade. The extra leverage you gain develops a reliance on leverage that eventually will not be there. The idea is that the float is a training tool to "work out" the muscles that need the work.
wang peng
wang peng - 6 years ago
very good technics, i failed all the time as a beginner.
H2o Dreams - Paddlesports Education
H2o Dreams - Paddlesports Education - 5 years ago
We all did!
DajeenSedai
DajeenSedai - 6 years ago
Great instructive video! I appreciate the breakdown of the replays!
pbr2424
pbr2424 - 6 years ago
I have rolled a kayak hundreds of times and am still working on my roll. I never thought of the inflatable device for the hip snap. If you don't have the hip snap you wil never have a bombproof roll. Excellent video and I am trying the inflatable device idea. You should be able to hand roll after using it. Thank you
H2o Dreams - Paddlesports Education
H2o Dreams - Paddlesports Education - 5 years ago
Indeed, you should have a hand roll! Slowly take air away from the float and eventually you will only be relying on the technique!
John Housh
John Housh - 7 years ago
I'm amazed at how he can get his face out of the water before his hip snap.  That's some impressive flexibility.
Matthew McCann Jr
Matthew McCann Jr - 7 years ago
I've seen a lot of videos made by a lot of instructors on how to roll properly. This one is the only one that I've seen that suggests using an inflatable pillow to practice. I like this. It is a way to teach the role that I haven't seen or thought of.

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jimbush84
jimbush84 - 7 years ago
Great video has helped me to understand why my roll doesn't always work.
Chace Butterworth
Chace Butterworth - 8 years ago
I have completed a few rolls, but other times I've failed. I never understood the exact process and thought my paddle wasn't giving me enough push. I am glad to have found this video and appreciate the outlining of what hip snap is actually accomplishing. Thank you so much. You may have potentially saved me from drowning myself.
Darrell Dunleavy
Darrell Dunleavy - 8 years ago
im always bringing my head up first this was a great  video
Karyn Hawks
Karyn Hawks - 8 years ago
Wow!  I like the floatation training device.  Going to try this Friday-- Great video!
Alexis Bellezze
Alexis Bellezze - 8 years ago
Gracias. Using paddle float is really a new help to learn the roll phases.
Tom Ahola
Tom Ahola - 8 years ago
Good going!  Here is my roll attempt: Kayak pool excercise in Helsinki 2014
Travis Plympton
Travis Plympton - 8 years ago
Hey, where did you get the Hedgehog Dilemma music? I've scoured the internet but cannot find those two songs by them.
Richie Roche
Richie Roche - 8 years ago
Nicely explained ..thanks
H2o Dreams - Paddlesports Education
H2o Dreams - Paddlesports Education - 8 years ago
It's a Jackson Happy Thruster, and they're pretty expensive honestly. A 99₵ beach ball works just as well. Make sure it is at least a 24" beach ball though, as you won't want to fully inflate it. The excess that is not inflated can be used to hold on to.
USEPartyPeople
USEPartyPeople - 8 years ago
What is the balloon type thing he has? And where can i get one?

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Christopher Serenari
Christopher Serenari - 8 years ago
what a freaking public service this video is. my friend and i saw instant results after studying this video. we coupled these lessons with drills and tips in the video with the old balding guy in the pool. thanks for making this free and thorough, unlike every other free rolling video on the web. now we don't want to get out of our boats, just keep rolling.
Connor Coultas
Connor Coultas - 8 years ago
I think the best way to solve the head problem is to watch your blade as you come up. Then your head will be down and close to the water while your hips do their own thing and roll the boat.
TheBig GreedyBastard
TheBig GreedyBastard - 9 years ago
Loud? You on crack
tresso
tresso - 9 years ago
Another tip: get rid of loud distracting background music.
RoyalWulf
RoyalWulf - 9 years ago
Great explanation and illustration on hip snap. The use of a floatation device for practice is excellent advice. Thanks!
Steve Wilson
Steve Wilson - 9 years ago
good stuff - hoping i'll get this before I hit some class 2's the weekend
Scott Lenhart
Scott Lenhart - 9 years ago
Great video - thanks for posting.
travelwarnings
travelwarnings - 9 years ago
Informative, thanx..
EMcG
EMcG - 9 years ago
Very informative, thanks!
Jon Vandal
Jon Vandal - 9 years ago
Thanks for the awesome vid!

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A. Jack Pütz
A. Jack Pütz - 9 years ago
really nice introduction

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