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Wednesday we should be paddling blog #4

In this weeks blog we have a trip down memory lane, some Kayak and Canoe tips, something a bit different to develop your balance and core plus..

Exercise

I bit of fun to practice balance and improve your core, and a diy project for you whilst in lockdown

Have a look at the wobble board




Were you inspired by the wobbleboard video?

Here are the plans and instructions for building one.... https://www.kayakessentials.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Building-the-Anglesey-Wobbler.pdf

Kayak Skills Some tips on ensuring your helmet fits properly

https://youtu.be/qm5vidCIu0k



Canoe Skills

Key skills for the Canoeist the J Stroke, and position in the Canoe a lesson from Ray Goodwin (www.raygoodwin.com )

https://youtu.be/qmExaexsCAQ


Knots

Whilst at home why dont you learn some important Knots this week the HIGHWAYMAN’S HITCH

Once used to secure horses, but have them quickly released for a quick getaway, can we used for trying up you boat?


https://www.animatedknots.com/highwaymans-hitch-knot

And finally a trip down Memory lane

- last years 2 Aqueducts 2 Tunnels 2 Countries paddle

It was a very windy day when we paddled the Llangollen Canal across a World heritage site the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and beyond.


Disclaimer: These links are posted as helpful hints only, and a guide only, they don't replace formal training from a qualified coach who will assess your individual requirements and ability.

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