Advanced 1

In the Advanced 1 kayak course, you will gain confidence on class II whitewater. The aim is that at the end of the course you will be able to paddle with your friends, even without "better paddlers", on class II whitewater sections. The technique you learn here will, of course, also be used later in difficult white water.

We offer our F1 courses in Tyrol, Corsica and Slovenia. The course content and schedule vary depending on the course location and duration. Please select one of our numerous F1 courses for detailed information.

This course will make you confident at class II whitewater.

Information about the advanced 1 kayak course

  • Repeating the basic techniques
  • Refine control strokes and use them correctly
  • Flow theory
  • Recognizing and using different currents
  • Expand dynamic movement using weight positioning and upper body rotation.
  • Dynamic reversing
  • Control of the kayak by proper edging and blade pressure
  • The basics of whitewater safety
  • Draw stroke zig-zag
  • Powerstroke eight (build up and maintain torque)
  • Rope ferry across various currents (traverse)
  • Smooth and efficient sweeping with minimal effort
  • Turning water combinations with obstacles
  • Implementing fast S-turns through upper body rotation
  • Boofing into eddies and over baffles
  • Tyrol
  • Corsica
  • Slovenia

To be able to take part in Advanced 1 Course , you must

  • Be able to swim confidently
  • Be in overall good health.
  • have first experience on class II whitewater , e.g. after our Beginners Course Level 2.
  • be at least 14 years old (we offer courses for groups of younger paddlers on request).
  • Consolidate and deepen the basic techniques
  • Be able to drive independently class II whitewater

Can you already do all that? Then take a look at our Advanced 2 course!

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