A basic guide about kayaking (Part 1)

It’s important to consult the basic guidelines before you start kayaking. If so, attend rowing classes organized by your local kayak retailer or kayaking clubs.

You need to know how to row, guide fixed feet and thighs when sailing and rescue skills in distress. Not only with kayaking, but with any picnic, you need to be familiar with using emergency medical first aid, CPR, how to handle the down hypothermia.  

To start kayaking, sit inside the boat. Keep your back close to the back of the seat, so your knees should be comfortably bent. To find the right place to put your foot, straighten your leg and shrink back a step. If you put your foot too straight, you will feel the pressure on your lower back. If your legs are bent too much, you may bump into the boat’s knee fixing device when you row.

To find your hands on the paddle, start with your arms parallel to the middle and shoulder width. When you bring the paddle up to the top of the head, the elbow should create an angle of approximately 90º. The length of the tongue and the handle of the paddle outside your grip should be equal.

Paddle divided into 2 types including feathered or nonfeathered. The “nonfeathered” paddle is arranged with 2 oars on the same line and plane. Feathered abrasives are not like that, they are arranged at a certain angle apart.

The main benefit of rotating the paddle blade is to reduce wind resistance and reduce wrist fatigue, because one paddle into the water, the other paddle blade will glide through the wind. These two paddle blades usually rotate at an angle of 30 to 45 °. The smaller the angle, the easier it is for the wrist to work; Wider angle, the rowing effect is bigger.