Hard Moves on Easy Water: The Ferry - Mind Body Paddle

Hard Moves on Easy Water: The Ferry

Hard Moves on Easy Water: The Ferry

How’s your angle, vision, momentum and edge? Are you using powerful stern draws on your downstream side?

This blog post is for you my whitewater kayakers! BUT hold on everyone else… these aspects can apply to getting you where you want to go in life as well.

On and off the river it’s important to set you angle effectively, look where you want to go, move in that direction with action, and be willing to get a little uncomfortable to get there – lift your upstream edge!

For those of you who are out paddling this summer the ferry is a foundational river running move that you want to master. It allows you to get from one side of the current to the other without losing too much ground.

In this vlog I break it down for you and give you tips.

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