Roll of the day – Spine Roll

Spine Roll The Aariammillugu or spine roll has little to do with your spine. In fact the more literal translation of the original name is “touching the area between the shoulder blades”. This more accurately reflects the position the paddle is in. When I started learning this roll I tried very hard to make the paddle stay straight up and down my spine, that did not work out so well. After watching the technique of the Greenland champion rollers I noticed they never keep the paddle there. Instead they angle it out the to the side to make sure they can brace with it as well as it helps keep the paddle out of the way when sliding onto the back deck.
You can view the video and tutorial here.

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