When trying to explain to people what is going on underwater during a roll, video can be very powerful. But even in video subtle changes in body position are tough to discern or describe at times. I was exchanging emails with a fellow enthusiast who is trying to learn the storm roll. They are struggling with how to follow the rules of getting your eyebrows to the surface and then after wards keeping their head in the water as long as possible. The answer lies of course in the rotation of the head underwater. You start looking up. Then you rotate and end looking down. I thought the video stills help to show the start of the rotation. If I could film with half the lens out of the water, or maybe with two cameras. Then I could show how the entire rotation takes place. That will have to wait until winter and the outdoor waters of Minnesota are once again solid.

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Roll of the day - Forward Forward Hand Roll

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