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Advanced Strokes and Technical Skills Clinic

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Progress your Kayaking Skills in the Advanced Strokes and Technical Skills 1 Day Clinic

Learn the skills that will take your kayaking to an intermediate level on our Advanced Strokes and Technical Skills 1 Day Clinic on the Deerfield River. Find out how to break class III whitewater down into smaller, less intimidating sections and practice planning and executing moves more consistently as you paddle the rapids of Zoar Gap. This clinic focuses on improving your precision kayaking and is appropriate for class II kayakers. Participants need to be able to cross challenging eddy lines confidently and should have started practicing the kayak roll.

We will begin the day with a review of strokes and dial in fundamental techniques. Based on the knowledge of the participants, instructors may focus on a variety of strokes to help those in attendance improve their paddling. We create self-sufficient paddlers by practicing the use of river signals, scouting techniques and assisted rescue techniques to help fellow paddling friends after a swim. We focus on challenging moves in class II whitewater that will be used to help push into the class III realm.