When I’m coaching I use examples of good and great practice and often refer my clients to videos showing what I consider good practice, good coaching and useful techniques. These examples make it look easy but they take practice, timely coaching and more practice in increasingly challenging conditions.
Deep water rescues
Heel hook demo from Gordon Brown.
Myself demoing the re-entry and roll. This is my preferred way to self rescue.
Cowboy / back deck rescue
A demonstration of Greenland Rolling given by Lesley Mackay, assisted by Alan Forsyth filmed on Isle of Bute, Scotland.
Fitness and mobility
Kayaking is great for physical health and wellbeing but it also asks a lot from certain parts of the body. I like and use these routines to keep things in working order. First a series of movement for hips mobility and strengthening, then some shoulder mobility.