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"Iron Out Some Kinks" - Basic River Running Kayaking Course

  • 294.00
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"Iron Out Some Kinks" 

So you enjoy paddling and need some progression when it comes to developing the finer details of your strokes and paddling. This course will strip down what technique you have built and iron out some kinks to develop you into a technically sound paddler. We all have areas to develop and all have an "off side". Let's give you the tools to technically develop your paddling and become a stronger paddler.

Whitewater is now your chosen hobbie! You are eager to learn more and love the adventure a whitewater environment can provide. We are excited to provide your next step in your basic river running progression course.

Our aim of this course is to coach you through the next beginner steps into class II whitewater, creating an understanding of linking foundation skills and developing confidence running a class II river.

In this 2 day course you will learn how to apply the river running skills you have been practicing and begin to link moves together in class I-II water:

Day One (Recap and More):
Equipment and River Boats
Carrying and Lifting
Hazard Awareness
Grade or Class Scale l - V

Swim the River - You will get Wet!

Balance (Trim and Edge/Lean)
Accuracy and Timing (Speed and Angle)
Down River Speed
Reverse Paddling
Foundation Manoeuvres
Crossing the Current (Ferry Glides)
Breaking In and Out of Eddie
S-Turns
Linking skills in class II water

Day Two (River Running):
Class II River Run
An all in rescue will take place lead by your instructor

DETAILS:

Duration: 12 hours of class I/II over 2 days (7 hours pers session)
Time: Sessions will run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (meet and leave times)
Location: Mamquam River Kayak Site, Squamish or Chilliwack River, Chilliwack
Equipment: All kayak related equipment is provided.

River Environment: You will need to invest in proper kayaking clothing including a wetsuit, drytop or outer layer, and footwear (river shoes, neoprene booties, old runners). All other kayak related equipment is provided (kayak, paddle, PFD, helmet and spray skirt)

The following is a list of recommended equipment required for the participant in this course to have (please email us at course@waterflow.ca if you need advice);
Throwline
Whistle
Knife
**Bring a Lunch!!**

PREREQUISITES:

  • Able to Swim in normal paddling clothing
  • Introduction to Whitewater course or equivalent training. It is recommended you have spent time in a boat after this course to practice skills learned on the Introduction to whitewater course.
  • A first aid certificate is not a pre-requisite. However holding a first aid certificate is strongly recommended for all paddlers


If you have any questions or concerns that were not addressed on this page, please don’t hesitate to contact our Course Director at courses@waterflow.ca

PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE HAS A MINUMUM PARTICIPANT REQUIREMENT. YOU WILL BE INFORMED TO ANY COURSE CHANGES OR CANCELATIONS. Thank you in advance for your co-operation.


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