Whitewater Paddling - Strokes and Concepts

Overview

  • Expert instruction in beginning and advanced whitewater strokes
  • Techniques illustrated in on-the-water photographs of a champion paddler

When a kayaker perfects fundamental strokes before attempting to tackle whitewater, he is rewarded with efficiency, simplicity, control, and speed. Expert kayaker Eric Jackson provides detailed lessons on 16 such strokes, each illustrated in step-by-step photos of EJ in action on flat water and in the ...

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Overview

  • Expert instruction in beginning and advanced whitewater strokes
  • Techniques illustrated in on-the-water photographs of a champion paddler

When a kayaker perfects fundamental strokes before attempting to tackle whitewater, he is rewarded with efficiency, simplicity, control, and speed. Expert kayaker Eric Jackson provides detailed lessons on 16 such strokes, each illustrated in step-by-step photos of EJ in action on flat water and in the rapids. Each section includes advice on the early correction of common paddling mistakes, warm-up and practice drills, as well as how each lesson combines with others to improve technique.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811729970
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publication date: 7/28/1999
  • Series: Kayaking with Eric Jackson Series
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 1,414,955
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.29 (d)

Meet the Author

Eric Jackson has been a member of the U.S. Freestyle Team since 1993 and the U.S. Slalom Team since 1989. He was the top U.S. finisher in the 1992 Summer Olympics, World Freestyle Champion in 1993, and competed in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia.
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