By David Silk
This short video covers how to do one of the coolest tricks out there, the flatwater loop. It’s a great trick for when there are no good features to practice on, or just to impress all your friends. The trick can be broken down into three steps- maintain a bowstall, pump your boat up and down with one or both paddle blades, and then stand up high and push the boat deep with your feet. It also includes a few tips on how to do it best–keeping the paddle on the surface of the water while pumping, and snapping back harder. If you’ve figured out the bow stall and have a good loop in a feature, you’re more than ready to learn this awesome trick. I hope this video can help!
—David Silk, 16, is a member of Jackson Kayak’s Regional Team.