Kayak Pool Lessons Announced for 2015-2016 Season

Our 2015 – 2016 Calendar is beginning to take shape. Our first announcement is the 2015 – 2016 Pool Sessions. We went to the Gulag of Plainwell last year to

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Horrendous Video Recap of top swims of 2013

I had a hard time watching all of these potentially deadly swims, but it was worth the reward to watch what not to do repeatedly. Swim of the Year –

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Demystifying the eskimo roll

A while back I wrote an article based on the Qajaq USA fueled discussion about Mentally Preparing to Eskimo Roll. For the uninitiated. An eskimo roll is the ability to

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Shawna Franklin and Kathy Miller Rolling Double Greenland Style

The technique to rolling a double sea kayak is no different than rolling a single kayak, with one exception. Syncopation. You have to roll together or all bets are off.

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Winter storm misfortune WMCKA Pool Sessions

We tried to go to the pool in GR. Laura and I kept going back and forth about whether or not to go. It’s too snowy, I thought, then I

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Naturally Superior G-Style 2008 Day Three

Continued from Days One and Two Day Three We suited up to work on doing open water rescues. We headed out of the channel with around 8 students. We teamed

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Naturally Superior Symposium G-Style 2008 Days 1 and 2

Sand River Falls The whole family decided to do the Circle Tour of Lake Superior for our end of summer vacation. We loaded up the van with all our gear,

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Eskimo rolling-Form over strength.

My forward forward rolls have been suffering it seems from a lazy form. I finally hit the sweet spot this weekend by really tucking in tight to the fore deck.

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Practice Practice Practice

I spent last Saturday in the pool in my sea kayak. It was a frustrating couple of hours relearning skills. I considered myself someone who spent the time in the

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Surfing Sucks, well Suction…

Surfing hydraulics are indeed the stuff of legends. Once the waves start to top out at 8 feet or so they can do some pretty impressive things. When the waves

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