Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Learning how to roll

After MANY unsuccessful attempts to roll my kayak I finally pulled off my first roll a few weeks back.  I tried again right away for a second but had no luck.  After watching a few more videos I tried again last Wednesday and got 2 in a row, I thought I'd end with a good note and quit while I was ahead on that one haha.  Saturday I did 4 consecutive rolls followed by many more failed attempts. Monday after a half dozen fails or so I got my rhythm and managed to pull off 4 or 5 rolls where my wife finally got a video, so I thought I would share.

My roll needs some work but its a good start I'm happy with. 
Along with some help from my kayak friends this video helped me out a lot.


  1. Way to go Shane. It will take a lot, and I mean a lot, of practice before your roll gets engrained in muscle memory. Don't be discourage by misses. If you do miss one, analyze after to pinpoint what went wrong. And, enjoy the ones you get.

    Tony :-)

  2. Thanks a lot for the encouragement Tony! I'll keep working hard and hopefully ill have a good solid roll my next summer!