This class focuses on breaking down the kayak roll. We start with controlling the kayak with your body using your hips, knees and core, then add sweeping the paddle to rotate the kayak against. Then we put all the pieces together and fine tune things 1-on-1 with the assistance of the instructor. Rolling is easy to do, but it is difficult to learn. Many people will achieve a working roll by the end of this class, but most people won’t learn the roll in their first class. Rolling also requires practice to maintain the skill, so learning to roll is just the beginning.
Prerequisites: Learning to roll is best attempted by kayakers with some additional kayaking experience beyond the Fun Start (introductory) class. They must be comfortable in their own kayak; be comfortable with a wet exit; and have some experience with bracing (all this is covered in the Next Step Class).
Type of Kayak: The kayak used for the Rolling Class should be a sea, touring or whitewater kayak where the student has good thigh and/or knee contact and good butt contact with a tight fitting sprayskirt.
Upcoming Classes: Saturday, September 12, 2015 10:00 AM-1:00 PM West end of Detroit Yacht Club Canal on Belle Isle, Detroit, Beautiful clean sandy beach with fantastic views!
Fee: $90 per class
To Register Call: 734-285-2925
Event Website: http://riversidekayak.com/events-lessons/kayak-rol