Thursday, 15 August 2013

Resuscitation

Time to resuscitate the blog.

Its been a while since I posted anything but I've not been entirely inactive. I have been continuing to work on rolling, been coached by KayakWays in earlier this year and helped others work on their rolling skills at Paddle Orkney '13. I jokingly refer to myself as, Orkney Greenland Kayaking Club, members = 1!

This summer I have been playing around with forward finish norsaq rolls, mostly using a norsaq Turner Wilson made. It tells me what to do, I just have to listen carefully. And I imagine Cheri at the bow of my boat looking for my cheek! So far I can either do reverse sweep or forward/forward but find it difficult to switch from one to the other without being unhappy about where the norsaq ends up in relation to the kayak.

I was recently reminded how useful video can be in seeing the orientation of your body/head to the kayak, so made a video of myself from a pier in an attempt to analyse what was happening...




11 comments:

  1. Welcome back Lesley, what a great video too :o)

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  2. Very happy to see you blogging again, and great work on the norsaq rolls. I love how smooth and graceful your hand rolls and paddle-free braces have become. You have clearly worked hard to achieve such flexibility and style.

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    1. Thanks Christopher. The shape of the norsaq was an important part of getting started on these rolls, for me. I have always found rolling without a paddle easier. My attempts at some of these fancy paddle rolls can get quite ugly! Next I want to try to work up to a forward finish hand roll. :)

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  3. Welcome back and awesome video!

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  4. Very glad to see you back posting again, Mackayak!

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  5. Thanks Canoez! Off to see Helen Wilson next week, so another post soon I hope.

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