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Kayaking-American Canoe Association
presents the basics of this exciting and popular sport as well as the skills and knowledge required for becoming a successful paddler. This book is written by the American Canoe Association—the nation's premier paddlesport organization, which has been actively promoting and advising the paddling public for over 125 years.
Throughout this book, expert kayaking instructors provide you with; practical guidance on gear and equipment selection, nutrition, fitness and stretching, water trail etiquette, and safety and survival skills; useful consumer, technique, and safety tips; and Web-based resources to help you plan trips throughout the world and find paddling organizations and instructors. In addition to the detailed photos and illustrations, this book includes the Quick Start Your
to reinforce the paddling strokes and safety information found in the book. It features videos of kayaking maneuvers, which will make anyone capable of learning the basics. This introductory book presents the techniques and skills you need in order to enjoy your water adventure and then challenges those skills with more complex rolls and maneuvers. After reading Kayaking, you'll feel confident enough with your kayaking skills to test more challenging waterways and even overnight or extended trips with friends and family.
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publication, a demo and safety DVD is included.
A companion DVD with demonstration of many of the techniques and safety tips included in the book.
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