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Moving Forward: Why The Most Important Solo Whitewater Canoeing Stroke Is Dead

Paddling a solo canoe in whitewater has evolved. We no longer paddle small tandem boats, but solo ones—a very different craft that cannot be paddled…

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Open Boat Surfing using the Rudder Stroke

Paddle Pointers’ Paul Mason recently released a great instructional video on the rudder stroke for use while open boat surfing.  READ MORE: Open Boat Creek…

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9 Most Important Skills For Whitewater Paddlers

You can never stop developing your skills in whitewater paddling. That's one of the reasons whitewater is so addictive. Changing seasons, varying water levels and…

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Leverage Techniques for Canoes

This whitewater open boat technique article originally appeared in Rapid magazine. Over the years I’ve picked up some lesser-known canoeing techniques that have allowed me to do…

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Open Canoe Technique: Creekin' Rocks

  Running steep, low volume rivers draws on both traditional water reading skills and a host of unique tricks designed to take advantage of exposed…

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Open Canoe Technique: Wave Turns

There you are, heading downstream, a maze of breaking waves, holes and fast current ahead. Off to the side is a great shore eddy with…

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Master The Low Brace

Class IV and V water means technical water. Drops and slides that you don’t find on easier rivers require a rock-solid low brace to keep…

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Canoe Modification Techniques

There are 14 customizations every whitewater canoeist dreams of, including performance seats, a custom trim job and a lift kit. There’s no reason to let…

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Skills: Taboo Breaker

Running sustained rapids in a canoe requires both dry lines and fancy boat work to keep water out when colliding with breaking waves. Wave blocking…

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Stroke Style for Short Canoes

 In the past decade short solo canoes have bobbed into the whitewater scene. Now, short and long solo boats share the river in about equal…

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Get Better in the Bow

Having someone ask if you would paddle in his or her bow is a great compliment and there’s much anticipation of greatness in your first…

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Tandem Technique

Provincial and state bans that make it illegal to chat on cellphones while driving make perfect sense—conversation is a distraction that increases your risk of…

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Solo Canoe Self-Rescue

On remote expeditions, your canoe is your number one survival tool. Losing it is not an option. When travelling solo on whitewater expeditions, the only…

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Tips to Strengthen your Offside

Devote some time to practice and you’ll realize there is no such thing as offside. Use these not-so-secret Jedi training tips to improve your offside…

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Jet Ferry Open Canoe Technique

I’ve long used the jet ferry as a reliable meth­od for crossing wide expanses of current, or reaching mid-river surf waves. But the incred­ible speed…

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