The hand kayak roll is an advanced kayak rolling technique recommended for those who have already mastered the conventional kayak roll. If you ever lose your paddle in a rapid or in the surf, knowing how to hand roll could come in very handy. It’s also fun skill to learn, even if you never need it in a real situation. In this video from our Kayaking Fundamentals series, kayaking instructor Ken whiting demonstrates the three main elements of the hand roll: the setup, the catch and the recovery. Practice the techniques Ken demonstrates, and you’ll be well on your way to learning how to hand roll a kayak.
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