RUSH STURGES LIKES TO GO BIG WITH STYLE. That’s why the producer and star of Dynasty, Dream Result and Frontier makes the bow draw to boof stroke his go-to creekboating move. This technique (displayed at right by Rafa Ortiz) makes it simple and efficient to line your boat up before taking that big, game-breaking forward stroke-whether you’re trying to clear a boat-eating hydraulic or land a waterfall with precision.
In this episode of Virtual Coach, veteran OC-1 shredder and C&K’s whitewater canoeing guru Mark Scriver demonstrates the OC boof on the water.
Paul and Willa Mason show you the right way to transport your canoe in the latest episode of Virtual Coach
In this Kayak Fishing Tales episode Jim Sammons explains how to make night kayak fishing as safe and productive as possible
In this episode of C&K’s Virtual Coach, Kuthe covers self rescue in a sea kayak.
In this episode of C&K’s Virtual Coach, Paul Kuthe details the art of packing a sea kayak.
Here, the owners of Body, Boat, Blade on Washington’s Orca Island, take you through the intricacies of the stern pry and draw.
Here, the owners of Body, Boat, Blade on Washington’s Orca Island, take you through the intricacies of the low-brace turn.
Here, the owners of Body, Boat, Blade on Washington’s Orca Island, take you through the intricacies of edging your kayak as first seen in the July 2010 issue of Canoe and Kayak magazine.
A look at some of the country’s top paddling schools
World Champion kayaker Ken Whiting explains that the rudder isn’t just there to help you turn your kayak. It’s principal purpose is actually very different and relates to a key boat handling characteristic that all paddlers should understand.
Shane Benedict explains key techniques to an effective boof.
Brad Ludden describes his exercise regime
Paddling like Greg Barton takes years of practice and precise technique.
Learn the Lingo – A Glossary of Uncommon Paddling Terms first appeared in Beginner’s Guide ’07
This article first appeared in Canoe & Kayak Magazine June 2006
It’s embarrassing, but I fall in the water more often launching or landing, with everyone watching, than when I’m farther from shore. You too? These tips may help minimize your shoreline antics.
How to keep bugs out of your forward paddling stroke….now how to get them out of your bed is another story.