Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Freestyle Canoeing

Art on the water

On September 12 in Peninsula, OH, the ACA will host the Freestyle Canoeing National Championships.

This canoeing discipline has been described as "ballet on water." Extremely precise and effficent strokes are used to move a canoe through the water, in sync with music.

This type of canoeing truly is art, expressed on the water.

Some of the strokes used in freestyle canoeing are: Christie, Axle, Post, Jam, and Gimble.

Did you know that an Inner Gimble is a canoe stroke where the entire paddle is under the water: blade, shaft and grip?!?

2009 Freestyle Canoeing National Championships

Chris Stec on the Selway River, Idaho
Paddle Safe - Paddle Often,
Christopher Stec
Safety Education & Instruction Department

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