“Relax…lean upstream…don’t roll up too soon.”

Is this video for real? Is it serious? Not exactly… but it is certainly great news for many of us that even our worst whitewater lines can be called good style if we just view them in the proper way.

It’s the age of the GoPro and cellphone video, which means that it’s more important than ever to be aware of your style at all times. That’s why this European paddler is here with an update about the latest trends in whitewater style and ease. Forget passé tricks like the “ear dip lean,” crossbow boof, and back freewheel. Instead, do the “hip shag”, “in your face”, and always make sure to “say hello to the fish.” Just when we thought we had seen it all, these paddlers are pushing the next level of progression in downriver freestyle.

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