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Forward Sweep Stroke in Kayaking

Kayak, whether it is moving forward or at a stop. As the name suggests, this basic turning technique involves making a sweeping motion in the water to turn the boat in one place or drive it in the desired direction. It is also done to correct your course when you cannot keep a straight path. …...

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Backward Sweep Stroke in Kayaking

Reverse sweep Strokes are easy to learn. Just keep in mind to put safety first every time you try a particular technique and do it the right way. Know the basic maneuvers properly so you will have a good foundation for other skills that you will learn as you gain experience. Reverse Sweep Stroke Reverse …...

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Forward Paddling Stroke in Kayaking

People of all ages can try Kayaking because it is easy to learn and you do not really need to know a lot of technical know-how in order to enjoy paddling in the river or sea. What you need to know are some easy skills and techniques that will enable you to steer your Kayak …...

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Tips to Select The Best Kayak for Camping

Kayaking is an extremely fun and relaxing activity and can be done with both, friends and family. Moreover, it can add the element of fun and adventure in any camping retreat. However, there are many things that need to be kept in mind when you are planning to paddle to reach your campsite. For example, …...

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Kayaking on the Missouri River

Whether by kayak, canoe or raft, you can float the Missouri River from Rulo, Nebraska to St. Louis, Mo. fully in the Kansas City District. These 498 miles of river have some of the richest viewing in our area. You will see a palette of colors. In the spring and summer, mostly shades of green. …...

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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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