The Basic Essentials of Kayaking Whitewater
Make it easy to get started in the exciting and demanding sport of kayaking. Introduce yourself, your family and your friends to a sport that allows you to test your full physical potential. Teach others proper kayak technique. Know the sophisticated technical terms of the sport before you begin lessons. Know what to expect from whitewater instruction schools. Eliminate bad paddling habits while kayaking in rough waters. Choose the latest equipment necessary for a safe whitewater experience.
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