"Let's Get Technical" - Intermediate Development Course
What you now know is how to paddle whitewater, you have the basics and a little more. It is time for you to be a skilled ninja on the water. Having the base knowledge gives you the fundamental skills. In Let's Get Technical we show you how to use those skills, build your confidence and adapt a strong understanding of the class III whitewater scene. It's time to build your Paddling future and build a strong connection with the river.
Our aim of this course is to challenge what you know in a class II/III setting and adapt to the next class of river. Build a strong understanding of what class III has to offer and show you how to negotiate this challenging water.
In this 2 day course you will learn how to redevelop your skills from you amazing paddling history. We will take what you already know, give you definition to how to move forward and build your confidence in a safe and controlled setting:
Day One (Recap and More):
We start by establishing where you are struggling, your comfort zones and what you want to develop. Get ready to sweat, from hour one you will be on your toes being pushed to your limits.
Balance (Trim and Edge/Lean)
Accuracy and Timing (Speed and Angle)
Down River Speed
Crossing the Current (Ferry Glides)
Breaking In and Out of Eddie
Linking skills in class III water
Day Two (River Running):
Class III/III+ River Run with a focus on pushing the developed skills you have learned.
More advanced moves in controlled settings
Cross Current Momentum
Bring a granola bar and eat a hearty breakfast.
Duration: 14 hours of class III/III+ over 2 days (7 hours per session)
Time: Sessions will run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (meet and leave times)
Location: Chilliwack River, Chilliwack BC
Equipment: All kayak related equipment is provided.
River Environment: You will need to invest in proper canoeing clothing including a wetsuit, drytop or outer layer, and footwear (river shoes, neoprene booties, old runners). All other canoe related equipment is provided (canoe, paddle, PFD canoe helmet)
If you have your own please do not hesitate to bring it and let us know.
The following is a list of highly recommended equipment required for the participant in this course to have (please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need advice);
**Bring a Lunch!!**
Able to Swim in normal paddling clothing
Back to the Future and Beginnings of a Roll course or equivalent training. It is recommended you have spent time in a boat after this course to practice skills learned on the beginner/intermediate whitewater courses.
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 email@example.com
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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