skills

Virtual Coach Episode V: Sea Kayak Self Rescue

01.06.2011

In this episode of C&K’s Virtual Coach, Kuthe covers self rescue in a sea kayak.

Virtual Coach Episode IV: Packing a Sea Kayak

01.05.2011

In this episode of C&K’s Virtual Coach, Paul Kuthe details the art of packing a sea kayak.

Virtual Coach Episode III: The Stern Rudder

01.04.2011

Here, the owners of Body, Boat, Blade on Washington’s Orca Island, take you through the intricacies of the stern pry and draw.

Virtual Coach Episode II: The Low-Brace Turn

12.23.2010

Here, the owners of Body, Boat, Blade on Washington’s Orca Island, take you through the intricacies of the low-brace turn.

Virtual Coach Episode I: That On-Edge Feeling

12.21.2010

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.

Getting Started

04.14.2010

A look at some of the country’s top paddling schools

Kayak Fishing Tales – Kayak Technique – The RIGHT Way to Use a Rudder

01.22.2010

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.

The Boof

08.21.2009

Shane Benedict explains key techniques to an effective boof.

Cosmo Hunk Brad Ludden’s Extreme Kayaking Workout

10.16.2008

Brad Ludden describes his exercise regime

Paddling Technique: Forward Stroke

07.11.2007

Paddling like Greg Barton takes years of practice and precise technique.

Paddling Terms

06.26.2007

Learn the Lingo – A Glossary of Uncommon Paddling Terms first appeared in Beginner’s Guide ’07

Sea Kayak Launching and Landing

06.16.2006

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.

Canoe Paddling – Focus on the Basics

10.14.2005

How to keep bugs out of your forward paddling stroke….now how to get them out of your bed is another story.

Great Canoe Escapes – Rio Grande

10.14.2005

The Chihuanhuan desert in the Lone Star States Big Bend area offers superb paddling…and a little danger to spice it up.

Debunking the Tippy Canoe Myth

10.29.2003

If you worry that a canoe is too unstable, applying these pointers will replace your anxiety with confidence.

Cee-ing is Believing

02.21.2003

Learn the C-stroke on flatwater, and your newly refined skill will increase your precision without sacrificing speed.

Getting Your Boat in Ship-Shape

01.13.2003

Is Your Kayak Ready for the New Season? Following These Tips Will Ensure That it is.

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