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  • How to Gain Control by Running Rapids with Cross Current Speed

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    How to Gain Control By Running Rapids With Cross Current Speed

    In this video the Aquabatics Calgary team explain and demonstrate how to 'get of the freight train' of running rapids. This tutorial highlights how to use cross current speed in rapids to start catching and tagging eddies to slow downstream momentum and to…

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  • What type of paddler are you - Part 1 - Whitewater vs Crossover

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    How to Pick a Kayak Series - Part 1 - Whitewater vs Crossover

    The Aquabatics Calgary 'What type of paddler am I series' is an online information source to try and help you decide what kind of kayaking is right for you. In this episode we tackle the often asked question for newer paddlers, should I get a pure whitewater…

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  • High Angle vs Low Angle Paddling Styles

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    How to Choose a Recreational Paddling Style

    In this video, the Aquabatics Calgary crew help new recreational paddlers determine their preferred paddling style, High Angle or Low Angle. Each style has its own application, pros and cons. This tutorial will help you determine which style works for you…

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  • How to Choose a Recreational Kayak Paddle

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    How to Choose a Recreational Kayak Paddle

    This online tutorial will help newer recreational paddlers make an informed purchasing decision for their first kayak paddle. There is so much information out there, and so many different options and manufacturers. Here we try to simplify the process int…

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  • Beginners Guide to Whitewater Kayak Gear

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    Beginners Guide to Whitewater Kayaking Gear

    This video is to help those new to the sport of whitewater kayaking figure out the gear they need to get started. It is shot and edited from the standpoint of knowing little to nothing about what is required to safely and comfortably get into whitewater…

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  • How to Boof Using Cross Current Speed

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    Video: How to Boof a Kayak

    This tutorial is a 3 step breakdown on how to perform a basic boof using cross current speed. Many intermediate paddlers think the boof is just a big vertical stroke. This is a bit of a misconception and we have found this teaching progression is a great way…

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    Video: How to do a Loop

    Over the many years, I have been teaching kayakers it has always been a goal of mine to stay current with the evolution of our sport. This has meant many minor (and some major) tweaks to teaching progressions to ensure that our team is delivering content and…

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  • A female paddler gets into a kayak from shore.

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    Video: 6 Steps To Get In And Out Of Your Kayak

    As a specialty kayak retailer, we are the first information source for many people when they are thinking about purchasing or kayaking for the first time. When we chat with people considering sea or recreational kayaking, one of the most common discussion…

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  • A video from Aquabatics Calgary showing how to id carve and spin momentum.

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    Video: How To ID Spin Vs Carve Momentum

    In this skills video Simon Coward from Aquabatics Calgary helps both beginner and advanced paddlers identify the difference between spin and carve momentum. The value in understanding the difference between these two kinds of momentum are that they will…

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  • Simon Coward from Aquabatics Calgary demonstrates the hanging stern draw on a river

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    Video: How To Do The Hanging Stern Draw

    Are you an intermediate or advanced paddler looking to add some new techniques to your skill bank this season? In this skills video, Simon Coward from Aquabatics Calgary introduces the hanging stern draw. This underused by seriously useful skill that uses…

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  • Simon from Aquabatics Calgary demonstrates how to do a carving eddy turn
  • Simon Coward from Aquabatics Calgary demonstrates a kayak sweep stroke in his orange boat.
  • Simon Coward from Aquabatics Calgary shows a paddler how to wet exit a kayak.

About

Aquabatics Calgary was founded in 1999 by Susan Azofeifa. In 2009, after running starting up and running the kayak school Simon Coward and his wife Nikki purchased the business and have been running it ever since.

The business has been built on, and continues to run on the foundation that every customer experience is a quality one and most importantly personalized. Whether it is on the water with our internationally certified instructors, in our Calgary store, through our You Tube channel or our industry leading website. We strive to ensure every interaction with customers and paddlers is a positive one.

Our staff are and ownership are stoked on what we do, and we think it shows int he product we deliver.