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Monday, 16 May 2011

£220m Training Pool...

Not really a trip this but a decent three hours on the water nonetheless.
I fancied a little skills practice in the bay on Saturday but after a few calls no one was available. Turned out however that Scott & Aiden were heading to the Bay on Sunday, game on then, time to get my paddles wet :)



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Rolling on my bad side...

Thanks to Scott for the Vid & Images of me...
Edging...
Rolling...
We warmed up with a leisurely paddle up the Taff, not very hardcore but a nice change seeing the city from a new angle though I did feel a bit like I was in a goldfish bowl with the spectators on the riverbank. Heading back to the bay I practiced a few rolls, in fact I spent most of my time on the river practicing edging, leaning, inside turns, cross bow rudders & forward & reverse sweeps.
To good a opportunity to turn down...

Entering the Bay & the wind as I had hoped was picking up nicely...

 Very nicely in fact...
With the strong wind & waves hitting us I decide to do another roll as I need to practice in all conditions. I manages to fluff this one though, I ain't fluffed a roll in ages but I'm glad I did as I can learn from it & be more prepared next time.
The problem it seemed is that the boat didn't go completely upside down, it felt like it laid on its side & Scott & Aiden confirmed that. May be its something that happens in rougher water? Thinking about it now I think that's what happened during my four star training when I tried to roll in a bumpy tide race. More practice to find out I think...
 Aiden giving it some into the wind...
I follow the guys back to channel View where they put in & then make my way back to Penarth, quite a pleasant few hours & I'm feeling better for having got off my arse for some solid practice...

1 comment:

  1. Check out Gordon Browns book page 64 with regards to rolling and the boat not coming up. It's quite common with sea kayaks because of the buoyancy, no doubt the wind had an effect as well. Got to get in my boat soon it's driving me mad! Would have been a trio of Easkys if I came out.

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