After a fun-filled weekend at Ontario Greenland Camp, where I learned two new Greenland rolls, I was excited to attend one of Cornell Outdoor Education's kayak pool sessions to practice! If you're ever interested in joining, I can bring up to two guests for free, so check out the dates on the News page and let me know when you'd like to attend.
The turnout was great. 12 people in kayaks in the pool makes for lots of boat-bumping and fun. There was a well-balanced mix of experienced rollers and excited beginners. Click "Read More" to see videos of rolling practice!
This is the first time I've had movies in my blog, so let me know if they don't work for some reason! Here's one of me doing a rough version of 1/2 a reverse sweep roll (normally you're supposed to go over the other direction, but I'm still trying to refine this portion of the roll):
Here's one of Rob doing a bunch of C-to-C rolls in a row!
Here's one more of Ben doing a hand roll! Any feedback on rolling technique is much appreciated! More videos to come in the future.
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