Kayak: The Animated Manual Of Intermediate And Advanced Whitewater Technique
Publish Date: 1986-03-01
Author: William Nealy
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Kayak: The Animated Manual of Intermediate and Advanced Whitewater Technique is an outdoor classic for all of those who want to live on the edge, but safely. Complete with all the details to enhance your whitewater experience, Kayak is a great resource for learning new skills for intermediate and advanced kayakers and learning rescue basics. Plus, all of this is explained in easy-to-read and understand illustrations that are as funny as they are resourceful. This book will teach you basic river courtesy rules, intermediate and advanced technique, and most importantly, how to hold on to your life and limbs and keep your sanity as well.
Anyone who kayaks--or would like to--will get a laugh out of Kayak: The Animated Manual of Intermediate and Advanced Whitewater Technique. Author William Nealy draws on his 12 years of whitewater experience to combine instruction and kayaking philosophies with his offbeat sense of humor. Through animated diagrams, Nealy explains intermediate paddling techniques, different types of Eskimo rolls, river rescue, and running a river at flood stage. The chapter on hydrotypography ("the art of using watery features to your maximum advantage") provides an excellent tutorial on river dynamics. The book's animated style is especially useful for illustrating the dynamics of eddies, ledges, holes, and other river features. Despite the humor, safety is Nealy's primary message in Kayak.