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Kayaking Tips - Whitewater kayak tips

Posted Aug 24 2008 1:33pm
Basic gear. The basics include boat, paddle, sprayskirt, helmet and lifejacket
Get the accessories. Wetsuit, drytop, booties,gloves, float bags, throw ropes, and a large net bag to store it all.
Learn basic skills. Learn are bracing, rolling, and wet exiting in calm water, then eddy turns, peel outs, ferrying, and surfing in moving water
Learn to hold your breath. You should be able to hold your breath for the time it takes to roll back up after you roll inverted in the water
Take lessons or swim. If you don't take lessons, you will be doing a lot of swimming as you try to whitewater kayak
You don't have to be in top notch shape. But it helps. You do have to have good upper arm and body strength. Train for it with pull ups and push ups
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