Kayak: The New Frontier: The Animated Manual of Intermediate and Advanced Whitewater Technique

Kayak: The New Frontier: The Animated Manual of Intermediate and Advanced Whitewater Technique

by William Nealy

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Kayak illustrates important paddling techniques through humorous illustrations and detailed explanations from renowned paddler William Nealy. Completely updated to reflect the latest in paddling technology, Nealy's classic manual is dead-on hilarious. Over 400 illustrations help Nealy break down even the most complex kayaking skills, making difficult whitewater techniques understandable.

From hardcore hippy hairboaters who used to catch air in their block-long Dancers to insane youngsters clattering tiny plastic boats down steep creeks with more rocks than water, Nealy is back and more useful and entertaining than ever. This book is perfect for beginners or the more experienced kayaker. You may break a rib laughing, but with Nealy holding your hand you’ll be less likely to break a bone while boofing an insane rapid or maybe an entire waterfall.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780897325899
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
Publication date: 05/01/2007
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 178
Sales rank: 924,447
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

A world-famous cartoonist, William Nealy is best-known for his groundbreaking book “Kayak,” which combined expert paddling instruction as well as artful caricatures and parodies of the whitewater enthusiasts themselves. The quality of his work transcends its subject; this book, and the others that followed, spawned a host of imitators and made William a cult figure in the world of outdoor sports. Born on February 4, 1953, Nealy grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. Never comfortable in a highly structured environment, he left high school before graduating and then attended St. Johns College, eventually graduating from Birmingham-Southern. He brought a thorough and rigorous intelligence to his interests and avocations, all of which, in his hands, became arts.

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Kayak: The New Frontier

The Animated Manual of Intermediate and Advanced Whitewater Technique
By Nealy, William

Menasha Ridge Press

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ISBN: 9780897325899

Hump Jumping – It’s hard to “get air” going off a big slanting drop. However, you can use irregularities on the face of the drop (humps, bumps) as mini ski ramps to launch from. When contemplating a hump jump ALWAYS inspect your launch hump carefully…an upstream-pointing face irregularity can pin you or literally rip the bottom out of your boat (and you)! By studying aeriation (or lack of aeriation) on or near the hump you can make a number of safety oriented decisions.


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Table of Contents

Flip Animation Instructions


Paddle Fu


Air Traffic Control

Swimming Self Rescue

Self Rescue

River Rescue

The Joy of Flood (Big Water Technique)

First Aid for Riverrunners

Appendix: survival, interface, braces, etc.

Glossry of Riverese

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