The Different Types of Kayaking Strokes

The Different Types of Kayaking Strokes

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Kayaking is a great way to spend your time in the water. It may look quite simple, but you need to understand the personality of water and paddle accordingly. Kayaking is all about controlling the boat, and just by learning a few strokes you will be able to go anywhere efficiently. The following are some of the types of strokes you will need to know to manoeuvre in the water: Forward stroke: Forward stroke is one of the most fundamental strokes in kayaking. You will be using forward stoke most of the time, and this stroke requires a lot of arm power. As the name implies, this stroke will make you move forward. You also need to involve your core and back muscles to do most of the work in…
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Kayaking Tips for First-Time Paddlers

Kayaking Tips for First-Time Paddlers

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Kayaking is a brilliant sport, and it is quite simple to pick up. It is an up and going sport and also a great way to spend your time in the water. It may look hard, but if you get the hold of some of the basic skill sets and practise them regularly, you will quickly master kayaking. So if you are interested in having an adventurous ride paddling through the waters, the following are some of the tips you can use if you are paddling for the first time: Learn the basics: Do not get into the water without getting yourself a lesson in Kayaking. You might think it is not hard, but there are certain things you need to know before paddling your way through the waters. You…
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Amazing Places to Go Kayaking

Amazing Places to Go Kayaking

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Kayaking is an awesome experience. You get to see places that your feet can’t take you. There are so many beautiful things to see in this world and with a little bit of skills and muscle power you can paddle your way through the waters to see some of the most beautiful places on the earth. The following are some of the amazing places to go kayaking: Maldives: When people come across Maldives they think about beaches and sandy beaches but the small island has more to that than just sunny beaches. Maldives is an excellent place for kayaking and they have some brilliant resorts where they provide you with some of the best water sport activities. Gilding through the clear waters can never be any better. Greenland: The blue…
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Freestyle Worlds o Feature Revolutionary New Scoring System

Freestyle Worlds o Feature Revolutionary New Scoring System

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New Technology Brings All-New Spectator Appeal to Developing Discipline For the first time ever, a completely paperless real-time scoring system will help determine the winners of the International Canoe Federation’s Freestyle World Championships. A new, custom-designed scoring system will debut in championship-level competition at the 2013 Freestyle Worlds, which begin September 2 on the Nantahala River in North Carolina. Designed by the event’s host Nantahala Outdoor Center, the system promises to take freestyle competition to the next level, informing spectators and athletes of competition status and results immediately after each run. Until now all freestyle competitions — even international-caliber events — have been scored and tallied with pen and paper, a process that includes time-consuming compiling and review processes before scores can be published. Consequently, spectators could rarely be certain of…
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World Champions Opening Ceremonies Draws Large Crows to Bryson City Nc

World Champions Opening Ceremonies Draws Large Crows to Bryson City Nc

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September 3, 2013 - Last night kicked off the 2013 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships with the parade of athletes and opening ceremonies in Bryson City, NC. Athletes marched through crowds of people sporting their nation’s flag and getting rousing cheers from the spectators. Speeches were made by ICF officials and event hosts to welcome all athletes and guests. After the official opening, spectators enjoyed watching the Warriors of AniKituhwa perform a traditional Cherokee dance. Spectators also had the opportunity to watch the “Big Air Show,” where kayakers launched their boats off a custom-built ramp into the Tuckasegee River in downtown Bryson City.  Athletes and paddling enthusiast alike enjoyed taking on the challenge of the ramp and showing off their best moves to onlookers watching from the Everett Street Bridge. This…
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