Paddle in front Roll

中文 – Chinese

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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. Your lower (left) hand will grasp the paddle with your palm towards your body. Your upper (right) hand will grasp the paddle palm forward. Lean forward and dip the tip of the 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.

Rol con pala frontal

a) Empieza con la pala frente a tu pecho y abdomen. Mano derecha en el mástil. Mano izquierda más baja cerca de la punta. Dóblate adelante y hunde la punta de la pala en el agua.

b) Vuelca por la izquierda y espera a que la punta de la pala llegue a la superficie. Gira el cuerpo por delante de la pala.

c) Arquea tu espalda y presiona la rodilla para rotar el kayak. Mueve tu cuerpo y la pala a la vez hacia popa.

d) Recupérate sobre la cubierta trasera con la pala aún extendida por la izquierda unos 45 grados respecto al kayak.


a) 開始時,將船槳對著自己的胸腹間。右手抓LOOM,左手在下握住槳頭。身體前傾,槳頭點水翻入水中。

b) 由左側入水,等待槳頭浮至水面,身體旋轉要先於船槳.

c) 背部反弓起,膝蓋上頂轉動船身,向後擺動你的身體和船槳。

d) 身體回到後甲板完成翻滾,此時船槳朝向後,與船成45度。


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