The Essential Whitewater Kayaker: A Complete Course
Whitewater kayaking is a high-adrenaline Olympic sport that has won a large following and demands special skills. Beginning to intermediate river runners will find it all here: selecting equipment, padling techniques, reading a river, tips from the pros, and more. Great photos complete this companion to the highly successful The EssentialSea Kayaker.
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CLIMBING ABOARD River Characteristics Surface Features
THE WORLD OF a Team Equipment and Supplies
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