Standard Roll with Paddle Behind Neck

Siukkut Tunusummillugu

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When learning this roll I really had to stretch out to rotate my core, good flexibility is key to getting a great set up to start this roll.

A: Start by placing the paddle behind your neck extended out towards your right side reach up and back with your left hand and hold the paddle across your palm, for best style marks don’t cup the end, it works if you do but it’s best not to. Your left hand will be quite close to your head, hold your right hand further out, just outside your shoulder. Now twist your core and rotate the paddle counterclockwise across the front of the kayak, dip the paddle down into the water, leaning your body towards the front of the kayak to maximize the paddle depth.

B: Roll in on the left side. Now be patient… Wait for the paddle to surface.

C: Then start the arch and sweep the paddle out and back. Because your neck is not very strong the power of this roll comes later than many of the other rolls so expect everything to happen later in the sweep, maybe when the paddle is at thirty degrees from parallel.

D: The roll finishes with your head on the back deck the paddle under your neck and your knuckles touching the deck.

Rol estándar con pala tras el cuello

a) Empieza colocando la pala tras el cuello extendida hacia tu lado derecho. Sube y retrasa tu mano izquierda y agarra la pala con tu palma. Tu mano izquierda estará muy cerca de tu cabeza. Pon la mano derecha más lejos, por fuera de tu hombro. Gira tu torso y la pala a izquierdas transversalmente a la proa. Sumerge la pala, doblando el cuerpo adelante para aumentar la profundidad de ésta.

b) Vuelca por la izquierda. Ten paciencia. Que la pala llegue a la superficie. Quizá estés un poco más hundido de lo normal.

c) Arquea la espalda y barre la pala hacia fuera y atrás. Por ser el cuello poco fuerte la potencia de este rol llega después que en otros. Así que espera cualquier cosa tras el barrido, cuando la pala está a 30 grados de la paralela.

d) Acabas con tu cabeza sobre la cubierta trasera, la pala bajo el cuello y los nudillos tocando la cubierta.

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