Pool Sessions/Rolling and Strokes
Pool sessions are the perfect way to develop and improve your paddling
technique, bracing and your roll, no matter what your paddling level
is. The pool offeres a controlled environment, warm water and the
feeling of being “safe” as you hang there upside down in the water.
on your skill level, the most basic roll clinics start with mastering
the ‘wet exit’ (exiting the kayak while it is upside down in the
water). We then work on developing an understanding of the fundamentals
of the C-to-C roll, by stepping through a standard progression,
including hip snaps, T-rescues and the dynamics of the roll. Students
will benefit from hands on instruction throughout this session, as the
instructor is in the pool with the students, helping through each step
of the progression.
next level in pool progression is developed for whitewater kayakers
that have previous experience or instruction with the roll, but are not
yet able to execute a successful roll regularly. In this session,
instructors provide hands on intsruction and coaching to help students
master the individual components of the C-to-C roll, enabling strudents
to practice their roll much more confidently.
Within our pool session clinics, we work on
paddling technique as well – improving your strokes and perfecting your
bracing. While many paddlers dedicate lots of energy and importance to
the roll, we find that the real trick to kayaking is staying up-right
in the first place. For this reason, we believe that solid bracing
techniques are essential to the success of any kayaker. We introduce
and practice the different techniques needed to keep your kayak
right-side up, using both the low and high brace. We also work to
ensure that students can recognize the different advantages and
disadvantages of the two important braces.
Location: Hood River Pool
Pool Session Dates and Times:
November 17 (10:00 – 1:00 pm)
December 15 (10:00 – 1:00 pm)
January 19 (10:00 – 1:00 pm)
February 16 (10:00 – 1:00 pm)
To register for any of these pool clinics, please email Heather Herbeck at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-306-1673.
Requirements: Combat Roll, Comfortable on Class III-IV Whitewater
Cost: $85 (lunches, transportation to the river and all necessary equipment provided)
Rivers: Water-level dependant. Options include: The Hood River, Orletta and MWS, East Fork of the Lewis.
you interested in developing the skills that will allow you to explore
the amazing creeks available in the Pacific Northwest? If so, this
clinic is for you!
one-day clinic is designed specifically for intermediate/advanced
paddlers who have the desire to work on their creeking skills in order
to begin enjoying many of the rivers in the Northwest. We will practice
tight eddy turns, boofing, running waterfalls, getting out of holes,
technical paddling maneuvers, scouting, and setting up “safety” for
your paddling partners. In this supportive environment, we will focus
on skills necessary to get you and your paddling companions down
technical whitewater runs, safely. This clinic is designed to build
your boating confidence and skills, allowing you to make wise boating
decisions when out on the water.
Get your Creek on!
course is lead by Wet Planet instructor and Team Jackson padder Heather
Herbeck, Wet Planet owner Todd Collins and Expedition kayaker Andy
Round. Get out on the water with us, and enjoy the opportunity to
improve your creeking skills while enjoying some of Wet Planet’s
favorite backyard runs.
To sign up for this clinic, please call Wet Planet Whitewater at 1-800-306-1673.
– Heather @ 10:13 AM
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