Freestyle Canoeing: Contemporary Paddling Technique
A graceful, beautiful sport, freestyle canoeing is based on the quiet, ripple-less paddling techniques of Native Americans. With an extensive collection of photographs and easy-to-understand text, veteran paddlers Charlie Wilson and Lou Glaros explain freestyle canoeing for both the beginner and the expert. Join them as they detail the strokes and movements that make canoeing a work of art. (8 1/2 x 11, 148 pages, b&w photos, diagrams)
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