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Paddling 101:

You've just taken a sea kayak class and are all pumped up about learning more? Hopefully the videos below will help you out. These are some of the best instructional videos I've come across on Youtube.



Video: Eskimo Roll Fun!
Description: Another take on learning to roll your kayak. Simultaneously funny and educational!
Author: TheDailyCamera(Youtube)






Video: What To Do If You Fall Through The Ice
Description: Some amazing footage of a hypothermia expert demonstrating in ice cold water what to do should you fall through the ice.

1. The first minute you will gasp so try and keep your head above the water (a PFD will help with this). After the first minute the gasping reflex dissipates.

2. Try getting out where you fell in since the ice supported you up until you fell in. Kick your legs up behind you (just like in a T-rescue) and then try and pull yourself out.

3. If you can not get out, try and preserve heat by not thrashing around and keeping as much of your body out of the water as possible. Keeping your arms still on the ice. He states that people have actually been saved after their arms or beards froze to the ice before they became unconscious and were saved after finally going unconscious.
Author: GrizzlyAdamz(Youtube)






Video: Twist and Slice Kayak Roll Identifier
Description: "The Twist and Slice roll is an interesting way to describe the sweep or screw roll. This must see video emphasizes the principles that make this roll effortless." --Chris Spelios
Author: speusa






Video: Common Threads of Kayak Rolls
Description: Great tips on common elements of kayak rolls:

"This gives the experienced kayaker food for thought. A must see for the beginner. Though these rolls are completely different note the common threads when they are properly done."
Author: speusa(Youtube)






Video: John Martin's Bow Roll Rescue
Description: An assisted rescue where the partner that is still in their boat helps right their partners boat by grabbing onto the bow and rolling their own kayak into the water followed by a standard bow rescue to get their own kayak back up.
Author: SeaKayakerMagazine(Youtube)








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