Tag Archives: Kayaking

Mounting a river knife on a buoyancy aid

Externally mounted river knives are a little frowned upon in the UK, mostly because they look quite aggressive and our rivers are usually fairly close to urban areas. In the past, I have carried a folding knife in the pocket … Continue reading

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Caring For Your Drysuit

For the recreational paddler, equipment should last a decent amount of time. However, the more you paddle, the more wear and tear your equipment will accumulate. It’s not unheard of for those who are involved with coaching or guiding to … Continue reading

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Paddle Sports Psychology

Another lazy blog entry from me again… I’m currently working in Ireland as an outdoor instructor and doing my best to get out as much as possible in my free time. I’m finding it hard to get out on white … Continue reading

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Split Paddles

A “split” is a kayak paddle made of several parts – usually four, that is stored inside the boat until it’s needed. They’re there as a back up for if a kayaker breaks their main paddle, or loses it on … Continue reading

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All bunged up…

Losing a bung from your kayak is a real pain. Nothing is child proof – hence why the little bit on the bottom of a kayak bung designed to stop you losing it is often broken on centre boats! Luckily, … Continue reading

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Playboat Rebuild 1

A few years back I decided to try my hand at freestyle kayaking, unsuccesfully at first. I bought a Dagger G Force 6.1 and was soon able to dip the stern, as my height meant that most of my weight … Continue reading

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Double Trouble – Getting Vertical In Your Playboat

The “Double Pump” bow initiation stroke is the one technique that seems to give people the most problems. Once mastered, the door is opened to all of the flat water tricks. Go to any kayaking club and you’ll spot a … Continue reading

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