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Basic Kayaking: All the Skills and Gear You Need to Get Started (How To Basics) Paperback – Bargain Price, June 9, 2005
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About the Author
Wayne Dickert is a professional kayaker and canoeist who competed in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. He is currently the manager of instruction for the Nantahala Outdoor Center in Bryson City, North Carolina.
Photographer Skip Brown shoots outdoor sports and recreational activities for books and magazines. He is a Class V paddler, an advanced-rated hang glider pilot, and an accomplished windsurfer, snowboarder, and mountain biker. He lives on the Potomac River in Maryland with his wife and son.
Top Customer Reviews
The title would lead any sane person to believe that this book is indeed a good beginners book for general kayaking.
It is not.
It is, in fact, a highly specialized book for white water kayaking. It's also fairly terse, the bulk of it being made up of photographs.
For someone like me who is more interested in flat water, slow rivers, protected marine waterways, and coastal swamps this book is nearly useless. Keep looking.
The title and subtitle of this book are incredibly deceiving and are a disservice to readers who might not know better until they get a few pages into the book and realize what they got stuck with.
While some basics are universal for the sport, this well-illustrated book is solely aimed at the whitewater enthusiast, and only accidentally takes along the quiet water paddler for the ride.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book covers all the basics to help a new kayaker be safe and enjoy the sport AND it is an excellent reference for kayaking skills. Read morePublished on August 21, 2013 by Joanne M. Cantoni
This book was more for people going into white-water kayaking, but did have useful basic tips. Though not really what I wanted, it still was helpful.Published on July 27, 2013 by carol hodges
This was a very helpful book, it covered almost all of the basic to get started. I would recommend it as a must read before you get started into this unique sport.Published on April 8, 2013 by SaraLee
The title, sub-title, cover, and table of contents are all absolutely misleading. This is about white-water kayaking, but it isn't stated as such. Read morePublished on August 1, 2009 by A. Gladis