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Re: rolling
Date: 6/29/1998, 4:30 pm
In Response To: rolling (nathanael)

An auk can definately be rolled. Whether you or I could roll it is a different matter entirely. I've watched a lady rolling her ocean crossing canoe, fully loaded, back and forth the length of an olympic swimming pool for practice. I'm sure I couldn't do it!

Seriously, I would recommend as another has that you get a person to work with you on this. Watching videos or worse, trying to figure it out from drawings and words is very difficult and frustrating. A person who knows how to roll, and who can teach it will most likely have you flipping that auk in a very few minutes. There are a number of different techniques. Explore them, and find what is comfortable for you. I personally like the whitewater technique of unknown name where I lean forward, sweep the paddle without changing hand grips on it, and flick the boat up with a hip roll. Of course, rolling in the nice serenity of a swimming pool is very different then rolling out in the ocean or on a river.

> I am building a 11ft auk and would like to know if it is possible
> to do a eskimo roll in it if so how do you attempt to roll and come
> back up. I recently went on a white water trip to the Ocoee River
> in North Ga Where the olympics were in 1996 i saw many kayakers with
> smaller boats do rolls i would like to know how to attempt this....thanks
> for all your info........

Messages In This Thread

nathanael -- 6/30/1998, 12:55 am
Re: rolling
Nick Schade -- 6/30/1998, 7:22 pm
Re: rolling
CHad -- 6/29/1998, 7:13 pm
Re: rolling
David Dick -- 6/29/1998, 7:44 pm
Re: rolling
NPenney -- 6/29/1998, 4:30 pm
Re: rolling drills.
Mark Kanzler -- 6/29/1998, 4:46 pm
Re: rolling
Mark Kanzler -- 6/29/1998, 3:43 pm
Re: rolling
Karl Coplan -- 6/29/1998, 1:57 pm