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Kayaking

ISBN-10: 0736067167
ISBN-13: 9780736067164
Edition: 2009
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Description: Features the expertise of master teachers from the American Canoe Association. Background knowledge, fitness basics, equipment and gear selection, nutritional needs, and safety and survival skills from the experts prepare you for adventure.   More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 10/31/2008
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 248
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Features the expertise of master teachers from the American Canoe Association. Background knowledge, fitness basics, equipment and gear selection, nutritional needs, and safety and survival skills from the experts prepare you for adventure. Step-by-step instructions help build your basic technique so you can move from easy day trips to more challenging overnight and extended trips. Lists of Web resources let you plan trips in the U.S. and throughout the world. QuickStart Your Kayak DVD reinforces basic safety and paddling techniques in convenient video format.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Preparing for a Kayaking Adventure
Going Kayaking
Overview of Kayaking
Benefits of Kayaking
Where to Kayak
Paddling Venue Resources
Types of Kayaking
Summary
Getting Fit for Kayaking
Four Components of Physical Fitness
Flexibility in and out of the Kayak
Key Components of an Effective Training Program
Cross-Training and Off-Season Training
Nutrition
Summary
Kayaks, Paddles, and Gear
Selecting Your Kayak
Life Jackets or Personal Flotation Devices
Selecting Your Paddle
Choosing the Proper Clothing and Accessories
Accessories and More Gear
Summary
Getting Ready to Kayak
Planning a Trip
Pre-Event Planning Meeting
Day of the Trip
Sharing the Waterways
Kayak Etiquette and Ethics
Summary
Water Safety and Survival Skills
Know Your Boating Abilities and the Waters
Weather
River Reading
River Currents
River Obstacles
River Hazards
Capsizing
Cold-Water Safety and Survival Skills
Summary
On the Water
Kayaking Techniques, Strokes, and Maneuvers
Getting Ready
Concepts of Paddling
Holding the Paddle
Taking Your First Stroke
Stroke Techniques
Bracing
Customized Strokes
Rescue and Emergency Protocols
Rolling
Summary
Sea Kayaking
Marine Environment
Kayaking on Coastal Waters
Launching
Landing
Navigating
Share the Waterways
Other Safety Issues
Summary
River and Whitewater Kayaking
Whitewater Safety
River Maneuvers
Paddlers' River Hazards
Dealing With Fear
Trip Planning and River Sense
Vision, Scouting, and Decision Making
Summary
Pursuing Paddlesports: Pass It On
Use and Stewardship of Resources
Limitations of Use
Paddler Environmental Ethics
Paddler Etiquette and Standards of Conduct
Paddling Opportunities
Summary
Web Resources
Success Checks
Photo Credits
About the Editors
About the Contributors

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