How To Paddle Whitewater, According to Stock Art


You can learn a lot from watching better kayakers. If you don’t have anyone better to paddle with, consider watching kayaking videos online. Even better is to look at stock art. The models in stock art are always the best in their field, modelling.

Let's start with getting to the river. To avoid having to tie your boats down use children as weights to hold them on. Let’s start with getting to the river. To avoid having to tie your boats down, use children as weights to hold them on.

Equipment is important. You might not need a PFD, or helmet or dry suit. But you should take some kind of suit.

Equipment is important. You might not need a PFD, or helmet, or dry suit. But you should take some kind of suit.

Instead of carrying your boat to the river, forests make convenient lanching ramps.

Instead of carrying your boat to the river, forests make convenient launching ramps.

If you think you are going to flip over then a very high brace should help.

If you think you are going to flip over, then a very high brace should help.

The helmet shaft behind the head is an excellent brace position as well.

The helmet shaft behind the head is an excellent brace position as well.

Paddling waterfalls is fun and easy. just make sure you hold the paddle above your head, so you can land in a super high paddle behind the head braces as above.

Paddling waterfalls is fun and easy. Just make sure you hold the paddle above your head, so you can land in a super high paddle-behind-the-head brace as above.

Don't try to "Boof" or pencil, its just for show. Any boat angle will do.(In all seriousness I have a poster of this guy on my wall :P)

Don’t try to “boof” or pencil, it’s just for show. Any boat angle will do.

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Here’s one more shot so you can make sure to get that waterfall running technique down pat.  Make sure you close your eyes on the way down too.

Always yell the line back up the waterfall, don't use hand signals, they are too confusing.

Always yell the line back up the waterfall. Don’t use hand signals, they’re too confusing.

Advanced Paddling: Racing. Serious kayakers usually race against a bikini girl who just jumps off of stuff while they kayak. She usually looks better doing it. And wins.

Advanced Paddling: Racing. Serious kayakers usually race against a bikini girl, who just jumps off of stuff while they kayak. She usually looks better doing it. And wins.

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