Monday, January 25, 2010

Heads Up...or not

Remember Rick and his scull from a few posts back? Well, he was back in the pool last night, and his scull is now looking good. Good for Rick.

Now, let's work with Carl.

Paddle Safe...
DS

7 comments:

steve said...

to quote you, "lets off with their heads", would solve a lot of kayak problems

Anonymous said...

Maybe it could help Rick to scull not 90 degrees to the hull but more like 45 - 60 degrees from the bow. More relaxed, better for the shoulder, flatter back, and as stable.
Dominique

Susan said...

Eee - is that a scull? I try and start people floating on their back with their head in the water and a more extreme arch to their back than they think they need while I "spot" them from the opposite side of the kayak. Then add in the high-brace scull maneuvre and gradually let them take over. I'll credit David Johnston for that one - is what he did to me and it works ;-)

Silbs said...

That's the way I do it. These guys are really at the pool on their own while everyone gives them 1,000 suggestions.

Silbs said...

Steve: I checked, and your solution is illegal in Wisconsin.

Susan said...

The "pool noodle static brace" is also a nice intermediate training tool, too - little more floatation than paddle but not enough that you can totally ignore that back arch

Silbs said...

Poodle noodle, eh? New name to me.