Go Paddle - Beginning to Intermediate Kayak and sit-on-top
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Whether your goal is a short paddle around your local pond, a day on the lake fishing or an extended expedition, "Go Paddle" will teach you the basics necessary to safely enjoy your time on the water. Watch as instructors Jenn Kleck and Greg Knight illustrate everything from the basics of the forward stroke to capsize recovery techniques. Designed as an instructional reference, the flexibility of the DVD format allows you to easily review advanced techniques once you've mastered the basics. With "Go Paddle" you'll learn to paddle with more efficiency, comfort and most importantly: safety.
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Types of kayak
Launching your kayak
What type of paddle to use
Proper forward stroke technique
Where to paddle
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But what's important here is what the film covers. From a complete beginner, to someone with limited experience looking to improve the paddling experience, increase safety and basically have more fun, this video touches on all the little bits of information that are necessary, but that could take a lifetime to learn on ones own. If you're even just a weekend worrior, and paddle 2 or three times a year, this video is well worth watching for its wealth of information.
Key sections covered in this Video include a brief but thought provoking discussion of kayak design characteristics and how they affect its performance, safety and personal equipment, launching in a variety of situations, paddle strokes, bracing to prevent capsizing, and exiting and re-entry into your boat if it does happen.
I wish I had this video before I got my first touring boat last season, since I am now considering a much different style and size for my needs. If you are just getting into kayaking, I suggest you consider this video even before you get your first boat. The discussion on kayaks will definitely help you decide what kind of boat you would like to paddle, and make the smartest purchase decision for your needs.
The material covered is so general, if you are planning on getting into creek running, touring or even weekend cottage fishing, this video will definitely send you onto the water with ideas about the skills you need to develop to make your paddling experience more fun, and more safe!
The only missing information from this video is thorough coverage of roll techniques. I expect this is deliberate though, as you should learn this from a certified or experienced instructor. (Immediately when you get your boat.)
As I say, it is very basic and it would have been very useful to go into much more detail on all subjects. I would buy it if I were just learning about kayaking.
I would highly recommend the "Brent Reitz Forward Stroke Clinic" DVD - For kayaking this is a 10 on a scale of 1-5. It is mainly on the forward stroke but also on stretching. This is a fantastic DVD. I will be watching it over and over and over again. I had no idea of the the many subtle movements that make up the ideal forward stroke.