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by jakke
Fri Mar 06, 2015 7:18 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: PFD
Replies: 10
Views: 4564

Re: PFD

I've sold my astral green jacket and got a Palm Amp, for one single reason. The astral green jacket has a brilliant fitting with 3 straps each side. But I couldn't find the quick-release when I needed to, I was always grabbing one of the other straps. That's the one and only reason I kicked mine out...
by jakke
Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:18 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Dry land rolling practice
Replies: 48
Views: 8423

Re: Dry land rolling practice

Ken, concerning the snorkel, you could try,but I'm afraid that it would bother you too much in your movement. What helped me a lot more is strap myself into the boat (with airplane belt, so a pretty guaranteed release). So at least you have the time to think, and don't fall out. The other movements ...
by jakke
Wed Feb 25, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Getting the young ones out in open boats
Replies: 17
Views: 6637

Re: Getting the young ones out in open boats

Awesome, now bring the boat and the boof-kid ;-).

Great work, congrats!
by jakke
Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:40 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Dry land rolling practice
Replies: 48
Views: 8423

Re: Dry land rolling practice

There is something in favor and against starting to roll in a C1. I know of examples having a bomber C1 roll, but having a tough time transferring that roll to an OC1. Just as well as there are examples that have a bomber C1 roll, followed by a bomber OC1 roll. And I've seen first-time-in-oc1 kayake...
by jakke
Tue Feb 24, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Dry land rolling practice
Replies: 48
Views: 8423

Re: Dry land rolling practice

At the risk of my credibility, my roll isn't where it should be either yet. I know a thing or two about it, and am passionate about it because I'm struggling with a couple muscular imbalances. It's taken me a couple physio therapists and lots of research to come down to the cause of it. So I think I...
by jakke
Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:46 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Dry land rolling practice
Replies: 48
Views: 8423

Re: Dry land rolling practice

Ok riverken, you're asking for it now ;-). Bit of nerdy muscle talk, so you might have to google a term or two ;-). WARNING: no guarantees here though, and beware if you have medical issues you're not aware of (herniated disks or other issues). So either you accept the possible risks if you start tr...
by jakke
Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Dry land rolling practice
Replies: 48
Views: 8423

Re: Dry land rolling practice

ian123, I'd love to agree to disagree, but I actually think we agree on quite a few subjects here. Simple where it can be simple, works for the majority of the people. And often a variation of an exercise or movement is enough to make the click. Because not al phrasing works for everybody. And pleas...
by jakke
Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Dry land rolling practice
Replies: 48
Views: 8423

Re: Dry land rolling practice

I think that's the problem Jan - even I couldn't follow your previous post, a lot of terminology that I'm just not familiar with. I have no doubt that face to face you could demonstrate that stuff and make it perfectly understandable, but those of us who aren't sports scientists are not likely to g...
by jakke
Mon Feb 23, 2015 6:17 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Dry land rolling practice
Replies: 48
Views: 8423

Re: Dry land rolling practice

I've never heard anyone make rolling sound more difficult than Jakke. Rick, most would agree that the new designs still roll really well despite being quite deep…. just keep your head as low as you can. Well, clearly you are amongst the more gifted people on this planet when it comes to muscle stre...
by jakke
Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:38 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Dry land rolling practice
Replies: 48
Views: 8423

Re: Dry land rolling practice

I'd like to contest that rolling is not difficult. It all depends on your motoric skills, mobility, flexibility and strenght (of the right muscles). Some examples for your 3 steps: 1. raising the head and looking up to the surface compromises your spine position and hance your ability to work proper...
by jakke
Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Fix or paddle?
Replies: 14
Views: 3660

Re: Fix or paddle?

No Jim, summer is for paddling in the Alps ;-).
by jakke
Fri Jan 09, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Getting the young ones out in open boats
Replies: 17
Views: 6637

Re: Getting the young ones out in open boats

Where is that "like" button.
SWEET, make sure you get it ready by easter ;-).
by jakke
Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Getting the young ones out in open boats
Replies: 17
Views: 6637

Re: Getting the young ones out in open boats

Octane 59, how cool is that!!

What are you doing with it, shorten it I recon, pull it in? or remove a section length wise?
by jakke
Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: General Canoeing Technique Advice
Replies: 33
Views: 9081

Re: General Canoeing Technique Advice

I actually think it's the best technique video I have seen. The focus of the video is understanding and manipulating the 4 variables involved in carving turns independently and then eventually integrating them into your own technique. There wasn't actually any attempt to describe the forward stroke...
by jakke
Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:49 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: General Canoeing Technique Advice
Replies: 33
Views: 9081

Re: General Canoeing Technique Advice

Thank you for pointing out the MKC - Open Canoe Technique Video http://vimeo.com/96497429" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; It does a very good job of presenting the fundamentals of moving water or white water canoeing. I'm surprised that its stats show only 30 some plays. I haven't wa...