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» Forward paddling
Forward paddling seems easy, but there is room for improvement.

» Reverse paddling
Reverse paddling is an important kayaking technique.

» Stopping
Stopping your kayak suddenly requires practice as well.

» The forward sweep stroke
The forward sweep stroke will help you turn your kayak effectively.

» The reverse sweep stroke
The reverse sweep stroke is also highly important to learn in order to turn your kayak.

» The draw stroke
The draw stroke is an effective method of pulling your kayak to the side without turning.

» The sculling draw
The sculling draw is another effective sideways kayaking move.

» The support/brace strokes
The support/brace strokes can help you avoid capsizing.

» The low support stroke
The low support stroke will help you maintain support while you're kayaking.

» The high support stroke
The high support stroke is more difficult, but will also prevent capsizing.

» The low brace turn
The low brace turn is one of the best ways to turn the kayak while in motion.

» The stern rudder
The stern rudder is an easy to learn form of steering your kayak.

» The bow/draw rudder
The bow/draw rudder is one of the hardest, but most efficient, kayaking strokes.

» The bow rudder
The bow rudder is related to the bow/draw rudder, but it is slightly easier to perform.

» Sculling for support
Sculling for support will keep you upright if your kayak is at rest.

Latest kayaking articles

» Is kayaking expensive?
Before you start kayaking, this is one thing that you will probably be concerned with.

» How to maintain your kayak
Once you've found the perfect kayak for you, and you're ready to go kayaking, there's one other thing that you need to learn about first.

» Currents explained
Another thing that you need to watch out for if you're going kayaking are ocean currents.

» The HI-rescue
The HI-rescue is a useful rescue technique if you have two kayaks to help.

» The T-rescue
The T-Rescue is a two-person method of righting a capsized kayak.

» An introduction to eskimo rolling
If you're planning on going kayak touring, one of the most important things you can do is learn the techniques associated with eskimo rolling.

» The put-across roll
A good kayak roll to teach beginners is the put-across roll.

» Buying a used kayak
When buying a used kayak, you should be careful to make sure that it is not a damaged kayak.

» Signaling equipment
Signaling equipment will keep you safe if you are kayak touring.

» How to launch your kayak
Launching your kayak does not have to be difficult as long as you know what you’re doing.

» How to empty water out of the kayak
If you’re learning how to empty water out of the kayak, make sure you realize that there is more than one opportunity to do it.

» Kayak paddle blades
Different kayak paddle blades will have different effects on the control you have over your kayak.

» Emergency blanket
An emergency blanket is an important part of any safety kit.

» Hypothermia
Hypothermia is easily treatable, but can be very dangerous.

» Wooden kayaks
Save money and look into building your own wooden kayaks.

» Touring kayaks
Touring kayaks are sturdy enough to take on sea kayaking trips.

» Whitewater racing kayaks
Whitewater racing kayaks are very maneuverable and can be used to do tricks.

» Flatwater kayaks
Flatwater kayaking is easier and better to learn than any other type of kayaking.

» River kayaks
River kayaking can entertain both beginners and experts.