Technique Training

At kayak Technique Training you will learn the most important techniques of whitewater paddling down to the smallest detail! Here we practice what we can! We will analyze, discuss and execute many movements from whitewater and slalom sports together. We will spend the majority of the time on slalom courses, where we will carry out exercises with the help of gates and other obstacles.

After a theoretical review of the basic techniques and a general explanation of the terminology, we will get started! We will gradually increase the demands and difficulty of the exercises, starting with the absolute technique basics. In this way, this course will take you from the simplest exercises to very complex movements through the world of different kayaking techniques.

In order to offer you the greatest possible learning success on this course, we will take a maximum of 4 participants per kayak instructor. This ensures that there is enough time to deal with all topics and questions and to work with video analysis again and again during the course.

To take part in Technique Training , you should already have the basic techniques(F2 level or higher).

This course makes your technique more precise.

Information about the kayak Technique Training

  • Explanation of the most important terms and techniques
  • Setting individual goals for the participants
  • Flow theory
  • Driving precise lines and using currents
  • Expand dynamic movement using weight positioning and upper body rotation.
  • Generate "torque on the kayak" and use it for paddle strokes and direction changes
  • Dynamic sweeping with various pulling stroke combinations
  • Slalom technique and its possible uses in white water
  • Execution and correction of basic strokes
  • Crossing intersection zones (current/channel; eddy/current; current/current)
  • Rope ferries and crossings over strong rapids
  • Ride sweeping water combinations and lines cleanly
  • Simulation of typical problems in white water with the help of gates
  • Slalom combinations with several gates
  • Video analysis and explanation of how to use them sensibly

To take part in the technical course, you must

  • Be able to swim confidently
  • master the Eskimo roll in white water.
  • Be in overall good health.
  • have experience on WW III(F2 level or higher).
  • be at least 14 years old (we offer courses for groups of younger paddlers on request).
  • Improve and refine technique
  • Effortless paddling
  • Improve boat feel and control over maneuvers
  • Recognize own technical deficits through video analysis and feedback from the trainer
  • Define individual exercises that you can continue to work with after the course
  • Find suitable training locations independently

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