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Kayak Rolling

The Black Art Demystified

By Loel Collins

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Format: Paperback, 74 pages
Other Information: col. Illustrations
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 March 2004
Loel Collins draws on his experience to help the readers learn to roll a kayak or improve the roll they already have. The approach is to illustrate the ideas with clear photo sequences, keeping the text to a minimum. Rolling is learnt by working through a sequence of exercises to allow the learner to 'feel' what is required. Once the initial sequences have been learnt, problems are identified and solved. The learners are then provided with exercises to prepare them for the challenges involved in rolling in rough water and given advice on how to cope when they get there. For those who wish to improve an unreliable roll, a flow chart helps them to plan a learning sequence and choose the appropriate exercises. Although aimed at kayakers, the book is also a mine of useful tools for the coach looking for tools that they can use when teaching rolling.

Table of Contents

1 How to Use This Book; How to Roll; 2 Gaining Water Confidence; 3 Before You Roll; 4 Learning to Roll - C to C as the Core; 5 Learning to Roll - The Back Deck Roll; Trouble Shooting; 6 Head Problems; 7 Body Problems (Hip and Waist); 8 Body Problems (Various); 9 Paddle Movement Problems; Rolling for Real; 10 Preparing to Venture Out; 11 Rolling Outdoors; 12 Conclusion

About the Author

Loel Collins is the head of the canoeing department at Plas y Brenin, the National Mountain Centre, and was formerly the Director of the National White Water Centre, Canolfan Tryweryn. Loel is one of the UK's leading coaches. His passion lies in coaching white water skills and exploring and travelling in both kayak and canoe. He has paddled and taken part in first descents in many parts of the world including Papua New Guinea, Pakistan and Iran... and he has a reasonably reliable roll!

EAN: 9780953195688
ISBN: 0953195686
Publisher: Pesda Press
Dimensions: 23.4 x 16 x 0.6 centimetres (0.19 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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