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How To Get A Good Grip On Kayak Paddles

Do you ever experience tired wrists or forearms? Are you lacking smoothness, control, or power? Perhaps your paddle grip is the culprit. Know Width Of the Grip Grip problems can be subtle and difficult to recognize. First, check the width of your grip. Your arms should form a 90-degree bend at your elbows. Although this …...

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Weight Training for Kayak Racing

Indulging in kayaking can be a fun and great idea for relaxation. It is an activity that allows you to get away from the monotony and chaos of city life and spend time in the lap of nature, without disruptions. However, you have to be prepared to enjoy the experience of kayaking. It is not …...

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Best USA Locations for Canoeing, Sea Kayaking & Whitewater Kayaking

OK, it’s safe to come out now. Winter is over. Finally. And the season of healthy flows, wildlife migration, and better weather is in full swing. Best Sea Kayaking Locations in the USA 1. Broughton Islands When prolonged kayaking trips among humankind has left you wanting for a true wilderness experience, the Broughton Archipelago...

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How to Edge and Lean a Touring Kayak

Maneuvering a kayak often requires some simple but strategic techniques. Amongst these myriad techniques mastering a few simple ones give a big boost to kayak handling ability and increases safety.  Heeling or Leaning is a simple technique, that when learned not only reduces the time to spin but also increases the paddler’s safety...

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Fly Fishing from a Kayak

If you want to relax in the lap of nature, there is hardly anything that can be better than kayaking in a river or lake! It lets your mind and body rejuvenate, away from the clutter of urban life. However, people who indulge in kayaking have different related hobbies too. Some kayaking enthusiasts are shutterbugs …...

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7 Traditional Greenland Kayak Technique

Greenland kayakers developed the planet’s greatest variety of rolls and related techniques as a matter of survival. Arctic kayaks were originally hunting tools in the quest for seal and walrus. The skin-and-frame boats paddled by Greenlanders were low profile—wonderful for avoiding howling gale-force winds and stealthily stocking...

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Paddler’s Top 14 Paddling Feature Films

Paddling is surprisingly scarce in Hollywood films. We had to scrape the bottom of the boat, so to speak, to make a list of 10 flicks that revolve around paddling to some degree. Some of them are a stretch. The African Queen isn’t really about paddling, for example, but it is about running a river, …...

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Correction Strokes Vs Switching Sides

So, you decide to give kayaking a try. At the local kayak livery, you and your partner select an aluminum torpedo and, sitting with knees in the air, start stroking. The stern paddler notices the canoe veering off to one side and switches sides to compensate. Both paddlers do their own thing, switching sides at …...

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Best Kayak Paddle Leashes

If you are an experienced kayaker, you already know what a paddle leash is but the problem is not all paddlers are well versed with the vast kayak terminology and which is why we need to explain what a paddle leash is. A paddle leash, as the name suggests, is a tether used for securing …...

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