Kayaking:

Kayaking and other water sports

Kayaking is great and exciting but it lots of movements from the body especially the arms. Competitive events demands lots of experience but people can just enjoy kayaking outdoors in lakes or rivers for fun. If you want to try practicing kayaking you might need several items ( click here.) . However the main thing that you will need first is this equipment .

This youtube video shows what you need to know about the basics of kayaking.

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Video of basics of kayaking. Click on picture

Kayaking is great and exciting but it lots of movements from the body especially the arms. Competitive events demands lots of experience but people can just enjoy kayaking outdoors in lakes or rivers for fun. If you want to try practicing kayaking you might need several items ( click here.) . However the main thing that you will need first is this equipment .

How to operate a kayak

There are different kinds of paddling strokes. This includes forward stroke, sweep stroke and edge stroke. In the forward stroke the person reaches forward to exit in the water. This pushes the kayak forward and faster, with less energy. Kayaker must learn to sit well inside and also get out the kayak. In this case the back should be well fit on the seat so pelvis can freely move forward. Also, the foot should have enough room to peddle and operate the foot pedals.

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Click on picture to watch how to kayak

The double blade paddle, should help to navigate well without falling over. Hold straight up in front to be able to rotate freely. Chest should be parallel with paddle Head should be well balanced by center of gravity. Hold near bottom of paddle on top of the blade.
Reach forward and catch water .Catch the water up and in front near the front toe. Push with top of hand and drive through with foot. Reach for stroke and allow paddle to move out of water.

Sweep stroke take the paddle and sweep away from kayak. This turns the kayak to left or right. Like drawing a big semi-circle. Foot would assist to drive the boat and head should point to direction of each turn.

Combination of forward sweep and reverse sweep should turn the kayak 360 degrees around.

Click on picture to watch a video of rapid water kayaking

In case you fall over with face down, do not panic.  Just grab your items together and swim to kayak then climb over and grab the kayak and turn it over. To get back up onto kayak. Grab both edges of the kayak across the diameter and climb onto kayak so your belly lies on the center of the seat of kayak. Kick the water and climb onto the seat then adjust your body.

 

Types of kayaks


There are several kinds depending on what they are going to be used for and type of water. They also come in many different sizes and brands.
There are basically kayaks for fishing and kayaks for sports or recreation or touring. Both of these come in different brands and prices.

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Examples of fishing kayaks include ;

Intex Excursion Pro Fishing Kayak.,

Lifetime Tamarack Angler 100 Fishing Kayak

Sevylor Quikpak K1 1-Person Kayak

Examples of sporting kayaks include;

BKC PK11 Angler 10.5-foot Sit On Top Solo Fishing Kayak : Instant Reverse Pedal Drive, Hand Control Rudder, Paddle, and Upright Seat

BKC PK12 Angler 12-foot Sit On Top Solo Fishing Kayak : Instant Reverse Pedal Drive, Hand Control Rudder, Paddle, and Upright Seat

Examples of touring kayaks include;

BKC PK14 Angler 14-foot Sit On Top Tandem Fishing Kayak : Instant Reverse Pedal Drive, Hand Control Rudder, Paddle, and Upright Seat

BKC SK287 Angler Touring Kayak – 14.75-Foot Solo Distance Sit-In Travel Kayak : Open Water Paddling , Collapsible Paddle Included.

However to purchase a kayak , you must invest money to buy as well as research into the best kind of kayak to buy. There are multipurpose kayaks that can be used from multiple situations or conditions. These are usually called Crossover kayaks. These types are very common and some are more biased to be useful in one situation than the other.

Examples of crossover kayaks include ;

The Katana kayak

The Stratus kayak

 

There are kayaks that are affordable to purchase for practice as a beginner to get used to the sport .Examples are listed below;

1. Intex kayak challenger inflatable set with aluminum oars : High output : two person shoes

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