Part 1:  Mid Stream S-Turn

by aquabatics-calgary
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Part 1: Mid Stream S-Turn
Aquabatics Calgary
by Aquabatics Calgary

Our philosophy is that there is a style of paddlesporting that everyone can enjoy. It’s our job to facilitate that experience.

This video is an instructional lesson from Aquabatics Calgary on how to perform s-turns in a whitewater kayak using mid stream features.

Before tackling the S-Turn you need to be proficient at:

  • Carving eddy turns
  • Using the sweep stroke for direction control
  • Have good edge control when crossing eddy lines

Find a location with following attributes:

  • Midstream boulder with crisp eddy lines on both sides
  • Room above the boulder to easily set up for the move
  • Ample room in the eddy to exit with speed below
  • Bonus: ability to attain and practice this move over and over to become proficient

Now let’s watch as Simon gives us some tricks and tips and shows us some of the common mistakes…