Paddling upside down

Pusilluni Paarneq

One way to start is to set up with the paddle under the kayak and then roll over, the alternative is to start like the under the paddle roll and roll under the paddle. Either way you need to end up upside down with the paddle across the kayaks hull. The key is then to crunch forward and hug the forward deck, this allows your arms to extend upwards to manipulate the paddle, then paddle the kayak forward, if the kayak is large or the paddle short it is useful to rock the kayak towards the side you want to dig the paddle in, this allows the paddle to sink deeper into the water to assist with forward propulsion. Make sure you leave some oxygen in your lungs to roll up either a storm, standard or angel roll will allow you to get up quickly.

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