Monday, June 13, 2011

Sometimes, slower is better

I rolled the Cetus MV a lot last summer, but I haven't rolled the new boat much. With the Inland Sea Sea Kayak Symposium starting this week, I thought it time to find out what wasn't working. To do so, I took the roll of the instructor and "watched" me roll in the roll of student. I saw it instantly. "You're sweeping too fast," I told the old guy. I slowed things down and rolled just fine, thank you. Now, on to the symposium.

Paddle safe...
DS

4 comments:

Steadfast Ahoy! said...

does the temperature of the water have anything to do with your hesitancy to "roll"?
Many that must be nasty!!!
Rosemary

Silbs said...

It does to some extent, although the water is warmer now....about 50F. I wear a neoprene cap and a full face mask along with a dry suit and gloves.

Peter Svensson said...

I'm a bit stressed and sweep to fast when the water still is cold. The roll becomes therefore not that graceful. An you still have 50F, brr...

Silbs said...

Peter.it sounds as if we share a common challenge.