Paddle in front roll

This is not one of the standard competition rolls. I first came across it on YouTube called the “Viagra roll” for obvious reasons. I gave it a slightly more politically correct name. If anyone knows an official name for this please email me. This is basically a spine roll with the paddle held in front of you rather than behind you.

A: Start with the paddle held against your chest and abs. Lean forward and dip the tip ofthe paddle into the water.

B: Roll in left and wait for the paddle tip to surface. Rotate your body ahead of the paddle.

C: Arch your back and press with your knee to rotate the kayak. Swing your body and paddle aft together.

D: Recover on the back deck with the paddle still angled out to the left about 45 degrees with the kayak.

Start and finish with the paddle held in a vertical position for maximum effect.

Carbon Norsaq
Scarecrow roll or Crucifix Roll

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