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a good kayak helps, too
By:Dean Trexel
Date: 9/12/2001, 5:30 pm
In Response To: Jay Babina's sculling article *Pic* (Ross Leidy)

Cool! -- thanks, Ross.

I have to put a plug in for the Outer Island and other lean, narrow boats with low aft decks because they make these techniques much easier. I barely learned to roll in my Pygmy Arctic Tern one season, then built my Outer Island over the winter, and had no problem rolling the O.I. upon first taking it out in the spring. In fact, I had totally forgotten the much-emphasized 'hip snap', and rolled up with ease without it. Laying sideways in the water, sculling, and bringing myself back up is easy, and I haven't had much instruction and haven't practiced much, either (although I need to practice these maneuvers in wavier conditions...)


: I've put together a webpage to host Jay's article on sculling. I haven't
: hooked it into my main webpage, but you can access it independently for
: now. Thanks, Jay, for sharing the info with the paddling community.

Messages In This Thread

Jay Babina's sculling article *Pic*
Ross Leidy -- 9/12/2001, 12:40 pm
a good kayak helps, too
Dean Trexel -- 9/12/2001, 5:30 pm
a valuble comparison
erez -- 9/13/2001, 5:13 pm
Thanks, Ross
Pete Rudie -- 9/12/2001, 1:07 pm
Thanks *NM*
Jim -- 9/12/2001, 1:00 pm