Playboater's Handbook II (2nd Edition)

Ken Whitling

Playboater's Handbook II (2nd Edition)

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Do you want an exciting adventure on a kayak or canoe where you can perform feats you did not know were possible? Try playboating, which brings challenge, athleticism, water sports, and pure fun together. Whether you're looking to catch your first wave or are searching for the secrets to the most advanced play--moves like the aerial loop or Tricky Whu--this fun reference guide will open up the world of freestyle kayaking to every paddler. Playboating is a fun and exciting variety of paddling that involves a variety of technical moves similar to what snowboarders, surfers, and skater do. Unlike more traditional kayaking, which focuses on travelling distance, playboaters perform flips, turns, and spins in one place, known as a playspot. It is even possible to be completely airborne during playboating! Freestyle kayaking champion Ken Whiting shares his experience and wisdom in this well-written guidebook. Whether you are new to the exciting world of playboats or a seasoned veteran, this book will be of tremendous value to any freestyle kayaker. Whiting's instructions are clear and concise with plenty of tips. He explains the right boat and equipment to buy, the fundamental concepts of the sport, and the skills you need for a variety of conditions, including white water, flatwater, eddy lines, waves, rivers, and holes. The book covers over 40 basic and advanced moves and variants like the Aerial Loop or Tricky Whu. There is even a checklist of prime destinations for playboaters to visit. As Whiting explains, "I wanted to clearly explain and demonstrate how every playboating move is performed. . .to introduce an essential set of skills and concepts that provide a foundation for every playboating move." Whether you are new to the exciting world of playboats or have been playboating for years, this book is priceless to any freestyle kayaker.
Pages 208
Publish Date 2012-08-15
series None
Size 7.5" x 9.0" x 0.4528"
Author Ken Whitling
Product Form Paperback / softback
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