Strokes, Balance and Maneuvers Workshop

Cost: $150pp

Location: Bowman Bay, Deception Pass State Park

Course Description: Maybe the most fun kayaking class we offer, and also one of the most informative! We will focus heavily on edge management and the blending of strokes and have a seriously good time learning how to make your kayak perform with style through a mix of balance games, stroke development, maneuverability exercises and individual coaching. A large portion of this class will also explore how water pressure creates proficient movement when applied across concave/convex edging. There will even be a video analysis of your strokes to leave you with individual take-a-ways to practice post class. One of the biggest barriers to kayaking for all levels is feeling stable and in control of your kayak in a range of conditions. By the end of this course, participants will feel that they can take their kayaking to the next level with a higher degree of stability and attentiveness to their strokes and maneuvers.

A sampling of the course content includes:

  • 6 degrees of freedom (movement of a kayak in a 3 dimensional space)
  • Boat design and stability 
  • Balance and maneuverability exercises
  • Blending of strokes 
  • Opportunity for one-on-one coaching
  • Intuitive movements
  • Individual video analysis of strokes and maneuvers

Ages: 18 and up.

Duration: 6 hours. All equipment provided.

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