Directional Rolling-It is Not a One-Sided Affair

Directional rolling is at the heart of our kayak instruction program. Part of learning directional rolling is learning to roll on both sides (since we cannot train the river to let us tip over to just one preferred side!!). There is always…

What’s the big deal about Directional Rolling?

Rolling your kayak: Onside/offside/righty/lefty/directional/switching… Question: Why do we think that onside should be called the righty roll, and offside a lefty roll? How about this for an answer: The baggage that an “offside” roll carries…

What is “Directional Rolling”

Directional Rolling has become a tag line among the ERA instruction staff.  But directional rolling is a technique that every paddler should embrace.  And execute.  It comes in handy in big water like surfing down along the Pillow at Pillow…

Thought Provoking Concepts During WOR

During the Carolina Canoe Club’s 2009 Week of Rivers, the roll master Ken–along with Steve and Maria, spent a day at the lake working with paddlers on their rolls. The day began with a thought provoking session on some of the rolling concepts…