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  • 2016-04-14 8:30 PM | Dave Watts

    Bow Paddlers Are People Too

    Bow Paddlers are People Too :)

    One of the negative aspects of canoe tripping is that you're forced to spend time in cramped quarters with another person all day; and even worse, you have to communicate with them if you want to get anywhere. I've even heard some people compare canoeing to that of riding a two-seater bicycle. Maybe that's why kayaking is on the rise (kayakers are just canoeists who never got along with their canoe partner).

    Basically, if you don't communicate well with someone, you really shouldn't go canoe tripping with them. Here's usually what happens.  ......

  • 2016-04-14 8:26 PM | Dave Watts

    How to do the Carving Off-Side Turn Canoe Stroke

    Carving an Offside Turn - Solo Canoe

    Just another neat little skill :)

  • 2016-04-07 7:32 PM | Dave Watts

    Is your PFD old, fading, torn or doesn't fit anymore? Check out this funny little video from Paddling.NET on 'Choosing a PFD'.  

    Choosing a PFD, from Paddling .NET

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