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Sea Kayak Strokes: A Guide to Efficient Paddling Skills Paperback – May 15 2007

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books (May 15 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1894765850
  • ISBN-13: 978-1894765855
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 15.2 x 22.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 408 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #547,701 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Doug Alderson has been a contributing member of Paddle Canada (formerly CRCA) since the inception of the national sea kayaking program. Formerly a Coach-3 in the British Canoe Union system, he is currently chairman of Paddle Canada's Sea Kayak Program Development Committee. He is the author of three other kayaking books, including Sea Kayak Around Vancouver Island (Rocky Mountain Books).

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By Vivian on Dec 12 2011
Format: Paperback
Great little book with many good tips for novice kayakers; a must-read. We leave it at our summer digs, on a lake, for gung-ho visitors to read before taking the kayaks out for a spin.
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All on Kayak Strokes, all types, all technics, introducing in short tips good stuff! Not enough on roll
Good pictures
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Proficient Practice Prepares for Perfect Paddling Oct. 26 2009
By Dusty Bob - Published on
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Clear instructions and practice exercises promote useful muscle memories for specific strokes and stoke combinations. Includes clear step by step exercises to do while in the boat for learning to roll, which I use for practice and as warm-ups for both muscles and mind. Sometimes the small tips are most useful and this book has many of them; refining your grip or where to look during maneuvers for stability are among the tips that help fine tune your paddle technique. Paddle strokes move the boat, better strokes move the boat better. A very good book on an essential skill.
So-so Oct. 10 2012
By John Chapman - Published on
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Very thorough, but can bog down in places. I expected more illustrations or the strokes more fully depicted. This book is a quality resource, but wasn't quite spot on for what I was after.
Good. July 24 2013
By nemosemail - Published on
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As a beginning paddler this book did a good job explaining the different strokes and was pretty easy to read.
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There are better books out there on this topic Sept. 11 2009
By Peter - Published on
Format: Paperback
Not to criticize this book, but there are better offerings out there.

Kayak Handling by Doug Cooper (Pesda Press) is the definitive book on this subject.