Kayak Rolling – The Qajaq Side Scull

Posted: May 12, 2010 by Jeff Fabiszewski in Greenland Qajaq, Kayak, Kayak Class
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The Inuit call this roll Innaqatsineq.  It simply means that the kayaker lays on their back in the high brace position with palms facing skyward.  During a qajaq competition judges look for the participant to keep their kayak deck at a right angle to the water.  When not in competition the kayaker arches their back as much as possible to keep the kayak flat and deck parallel to the water.

History/Purpose:

    Side sculling is a resting pose that aids in capsize prevention and roll training.

A kayak roll Is the fastest type of self rescue.  It also requires little upper body strength; the kayaker uses their hips to roll.  If you would like to schedule a private or group class please use the Contact Us Link.

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