Basic Kayaking by Jon Rounds & Wayne Dickert
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The basic kayaking book has the perfect illustrated introductions to river kayaking with a full-color gear guide plus chapters on river safety and reading the water.
This newest title in Stackpole's Basics series takes on the wildly popular sport of river kayaking. Packed with information and featuring hundreds of full-color photographs and illustrations, it provides clear, easy-to-follow instructions on selecting gear, getting your boat on the river, and mastering fundamental moves. Also covered are the ferries, peel-outs, and turns required to maneuver a kayak in moving water. For would-be day-trippers, river-runners, creekboaters, and even those aspiring to the world of extreme rodeo playboating, Basic Kayaking is where the journey begins.
- 2005 National Outdoor Book Award Winner
- A fully illustrated introduction to river kayaking with a full-color gear guide plus chapters on river safety and reading the water
- Step-by-step instruction on essential techniques, including all major strokes and rolls