Rolling a Kayak with Ken Whiting-White Water

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To learn all the different whitewater kayak rolls, visit our WhitewaterPaddlingTV youtube channel at http://www.youtube.com/WhitewaterPaddlingTV#p/a/u/5/1_lPkOyeKLI Produced by The Heliconia Press http://www.helipress.com

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Taylor Nave
Taylor Nave - 3 years ago
Awesome. Now I just gotta figure out how to roll a kayak without Ken Whiting
xboxerdude kiingpurp
xboxerdude kiingpurp - 6 years ago
Shane Suprenant
Shane Suprenant - 8 years ago
I got the first one the first time I tried it...
Leeds Uni Canoe Club
Leeds Uni Canoe Club - 9 years ago
if your face hits rocks you're not doing it properly :P Should be super quick. Also if your arms are in their correct position then rocks are more likely to bounce off your elbows that your face (making elbow pads a must).
PPWilliams1
PPWilliams1 - 9 years ago
@OfficialFLIPChannel Given your "name", and your previous uploads, I would tend to doubt the accuracy of that comment. It's also not the most helpful contribution to the discussion. The backdeck roll has its advocates and detractors, and most people have learnt several other types of roll before attempting this.
SebbTheBoss
SebbTheBoss - 9 years ago
Easy!
Joseph Andrews
Joseph Andrews - 9 years ago
Thanks a extremely clear demo, with great teaching points.. thanks
K Chil
K Chil - 9 years ago
@ntilley88 Yeah. Figures. I've done this roll in lake water, but not much else. I'm in Colorado and a lot of our rivers have nasty blast rock. I mainly just stay tucked in, and I tuck in/roll on whatever side the flip took me, in combat. I don't normally wear a full-face, and I found that even through the one Class V rapid I did (rigor mortis) and unfortunately, had to roll several times through and essentially run upside-down, that I never hit my face. Just stay in your boat, set-up, roll.
K Chil
K Chil - 9 years ago
@ntilley88 Yeah. Figures. I've done this roll in lake water, but not much else. I'm in Colorado and a lot of our rivers have nasty blast rock. I mainly just stay tucked in, and I tuck in/roll on whatever side the flip took me, in combat. I don't normally wear a full-face, and I found that even through the one Class V rapid I did (rigor mortis) and unfortunately, had to roll several times through and essentially run upside-down, that I never hit my face. Just stay in your boat, set-up, roll.

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Neil T
Neil T - 9 years ago
@ShinMatata In my experience. this roll is really only suitable in deep water. In shallow water which you would expecience when river running or creeking there is the potential for rocks just beneath the surface. If you do this type of roll you expose your face and chest to rocks. Not exactly a good idea. A solid screw (c to c?) roll is much more effective and safer as you do not expose the soft fleshy parts of your face to rocks. Screw rolls are also a lot less effort on your shoulders.
K Chil
K Chil - 9 years ago
@iliveathurley - I would love to see that. I am able to do this roll a little in my playboat now, but of course my head touches the water. Do you use this roll while creeking?
TheHeliconiaPress
TheHeliconiaPress - 9 years ago
We have lots of other rolling videos on our whitewatertv channel, or our seakayakingtv channel! Check them out.
chwparker
chwparker - 9 years ago
this weekend, I'm taking my first whitewater kayaking lessons. After watching this, I'm feeling some anxiety.
Steven Rogers
Steven Rogers - 9 years ago
The guy says it himself right up front: "this is an advanced rolling technique". It's useful and it's totally worth learning but it's not usually what you'd pick as your first or only roll.
K Chil
K Chil - 10 years ago
Every roll has its place, but I just never see myself going for this roll in a combat situation, when I can brace. If my brace fails, I'm in a good position to roll without additional set up. If I flip unexpectedly, I won't have the proper momentum you get from a planned back-deck roll; I'm just happy to have at least one hand still gripping the paddle. With that said, when I'm in more gnarly holes, I'm sure this roll could come in handy. I need more practice with aerated water.
vulcha240
vulcha240 - 10 years ago
Hmmm ....I think i might take Kens advice....rather than all the other expers that replied to this video...lol
Matt Myers
Matt Myers - 10 years ago
Having had my face whacked by rocks in a Class III+ rapid I can say without a doubt that if you are new to the sport you should start with the Sweep or C2C.
Ryan S
Ryan S - 10 years ago
ahhh just cant get it !!
Alex Rowland-Jones
Alex Rowland-Jones - 10 years ago
@robinson8040 the idea is if you are in a feature you are usually airborne during the roll

20. comment for Rolling a Kayak with Ken Whiting-White Water

Jason Phillips
Jason Phillips - 10 years ago
Ken Whiting is a world champ kayaker. Often a failed C to C or back deck sweep roll attempt can very quickly be rectified by a back deck roll - even though you are under water.
Wondericity
Wondericity - 11 years ago
yeah i only know the c to c and the set up is really annoying in a lot of situations. But normally i get it on the first try at least
moh2o
moh2o - 12 years ago
Good Roll video. This roll is an advanced roll. I would not recommend it for a total beginner. I can do an ok back deck roll on my onside, but not as good as this guy. That is pretty smooth.
Tristan Spencer
Tristan Spencer - 12 years ago
it might expose ur face...so do it with your head out of the water!!!

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