Why A Pool Roll Is Not Always A Whitewater Roll

During the winter, it is tempting to save all your roll practice for the pool.   And for some – the winter pool sessions are the only time a roll is really ever practiced intentionally.  True, winter paddling is not really conducive to lots of…

Contextual Interference And Rolling Your Kayak on Both Sides

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…