Essentials of Kayak Touring

Essentials of Kayak Touring

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by American Canoe Association
     
 

The official word on kayaking basics from the American Canoe Association, the nation’s most respected authority on paddling, Essentials of Kayak Touring and Essentials of River Kayaking provide beginning paddlers with everything they need to enjoy a safe kayak outing. Beginning with instructions on how to be safe in the water, including proper use of

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The official word on kayaking basics from the American Canoe Association, the nation’s most respected authority on paddling, Essentials of Kayak Touring and Essentials of River Kayaking provide beginning paddlers with everything they need to enjoy a safe kayak outing. Beginning with instructions on how to be safe in the water, including proper use of equipment, preparing for cold, wind, and waves, and learning basic skills such as how to maintain your balance, these texts provide thorough information for those just starting to paddle. Find out how to select a kayak, proper lifting and carrying techniques, and how to launch it into the water. With well-written text and illustrations, learn all the basic strokes and maneuvers and important rescue techniques. Appendices include a glossary of kayaking terms and a list of resource organizations. Whether a novice or an experienced kayaker wanting to brush-up on the basics, Essentials of Kayak Touring and Essentials of River Kayaking have all the information needed for learning this fast growing sport.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897325851
Publisher:
Menasha Ridge Press
Publication date:
05/01/2005
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.92(h) x 0.16(d)

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Paddles
The paddle transfers effort into kayak movement. Proper size and style increases the boat's responsiveness and kayaking fun. Just as there are many options of size, shape, and material to select from in boats, there are lots of choices in paddles. In general, a shorter paddle can more quickly perform maneuvering strokes, which are important for shorter boats in tight waterways. A longer paddle is better for straight ahead touring, particularly in long boats. A taller paddler can more comfortably use a longer paddle than a shorter person can. At the end of a long day on the water a paddler will appreciate a light paddle.

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