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GRABNER Paddle Academy

In these videos you will learn the most important basic paddling skills. You will learn which different types of boats there are, how to safely get into a boat, which seating position is useful and the basic paddle strokes. Everything is explained as simply as possible so that you can concentrate on the essentials.


The Grabner Paddle Academy Team wishes good success and lots of fun on the water!

 

1. DIFFERENCE KAYAK, CANOE, ROWING BOAT

 

In this first video, we'll give you an overview of boat types and paddle styles.

Let's start with the different types of boats...

 

2. KAYAK SAFE ENTRY & CORRECT SEATING POSITION

 

In this video we show you how to safely get in and out of your kayak. We also talk about the right seating position for more comfort and performance.

 

3. KAYAK PADDLING TECHNIQUE BASICS SHALLOW WATER

 

In this clip we show you the basics of paddling technique on flat water. The correct position of the paddle and techniques for beginners to ambinionated paddlers ...

 

4. KAYAK PADDLING TECHNIQUE BASICS RUNNING WATERS

 

In this clip you will learn important paddling techniques and basics that you should familiarise yourself with before your first trip in flowing water.

> Edging the boat > Sweeping water > Negotiating a sweep - swinging in > Negotiating sweeping water - swinging out > Rope ferry > Waves > Rolling > Impact water

 

5. CANADIAN SAFE ENTRY & CORRECT SEATING POSITION

 

In this video we show you how to safely get in and out of your canoe. You will also learn the optimal posture for more comfort, stability and effective propulsion.

Canadians are paddled in a kneeling position with a paddle. Depending on the model, two or more people can paddle together ...

 

6. CANADIAN CANOE PADDLING TECHNIQUE SHALLOW WATER BASICS

 

In this clip we show you the basics of paddling technique so that you can progress efficiently and safely with the canoe.

> Paddle stance > Forward stroke > Steering handle > J-stroke for advanced paddlers > Backward stroke > Bow stroke > Draw stroke - lateral displacement

 

7. CANOE PADDLING TECHNIQUE BASICS FLOWING WATERS

 

In this clip we show you how to move with your canoe on the river.

Flowing waters are different because of the speed of the flow, the amount of water they carry and the obstacles they ...



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