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Kayak Outfit for Cold water and Warm Water kayaking

Humans need a water temperature of about 72 degrees to maintain thermal balance. If you lose your kayak and are immersed in 60-70 degree water in summer paddling gear, you may lose consciousness in 2-7 hours. This is not long enough for someone to find you alive if it is dark by the time help …...

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The Beginner’s Guide To Paddling

In theory, paddling is simple. There are only three types of strokes: propelling, turning and bracing. But just these three strokes can seem daunting considering the multitude of variations and stroke combinations. At the most advanced level, just a simple flex of the wrist can alter the direction of travel and angle of the boat....

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Different Types of Paddling Techniques

Paddling technique can be broken down into a series of different kayaking strokes, body positions and body movements. It is expected of paddlers to have a solid understanding of each of these paddling techniques otherwise, they could be in serious trouble sooner or later. 1. Basic techniques Forward strokes, sweep strokes and bracing are...

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History of Kayaking

Kayak history is extensive both in terms of time and of geographic area. Here in this, we are going to take a look at the glorious past of Kayaking and its future prospect. 1. Whitewater kayak history Early whitewater kayaking was done with folding kayaks – see Sea Kayak History. This led to the development of …...

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Different Types of Kayaking

Kayak fishing Kayak Fishing is one of the greatest ways to access those hard to reach fishing waters while enjoying the art of kayaking. Kayak fishing is still in its infancy and new members join the ranks daily. Kayak Polo Known also as ‘canoe polo’, kayak polo is a type of kayaking team sport. It …...

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Different Types of Paddles

A kayak paddle generally has a blade at both ends of a shaft. The different variations of paddles differ primarily in the length and width of their blade and the length of their shaft. The “standard” paddle that purchased by most kayakers is often referred to as a Euro paddle. This is to...

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Kayak Safety Gear

Appropriate safety gear depends on the environment you venture out in. It can range from immersion clothing to bilge pumps and signalling devices and navigation equipment. When traveling with a group it should include rescue equipment. 1. Whistle Spend the extra $2 on a water...

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Wetsuit for Kayaking

You all probably think that wearing board shorts are enough when heading out kayaking or surfing. While this is all what we see in televisions; in reality, this should (is) not always be the case most especially if you are a regular kayaker and do the sport all year round. A wetsuit primarily provides you …...

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How To Choose The Best Sit On Top Kaykaks

Sit on top kayaks have a similar shape to the traditional models but you have to sit in a slight depression located on top of it rather than sitting inside a vessel. A wide range of sit on top kayaks can be from various retailers. Like other kayaks, price range can run the gamut depending …...

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