Saturday, March 28, 2009

The first roll

This evening Jelle made his first roll with a paddle at the swimming pool-happening of the Alphense Kanovereniging de Kromme Aar. Jelle could already handroll the ww-kayak (left and right), but until yesterday he found rolling with a paddle a bit too confusing. Yesterday he got the hang out of rolling with a paddle - this video shows his 3rd or 4th unassisted attempt. Technique isn't perfect yet, but it's amazing to see how naturally Jelle changes to his off-side (left) when the roll on the on-side (right) fails. Kids learn so fast!

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