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All About the Base Progression

Skill Level

Step 4 - Advanced

Pre-Requisites

  • Solid paddling skills on all sections of the Kananaskis
  • Reliable Class II/III Roll
  • Experience on Class III whitewater

Course Price

$359 + gst

Includes

All paddling related equipment

Duration

4 x evening sessions and 1 x Full Day

Ages

16 + years

Instructor : Student ratio

1 : 5 (max)

Environment

Flatwatwer - Class III+

Start Times - Finish Times

Session 1:  5:30pm - 8pm
Sessions 2 - 4:  6pm - 9pm
Session 5:  Full Day

Locations

Session 1:   Bowness Park
Sessions 2 - 4:  Canoe Meadows
Session 5:  TBA (depends on water levels)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This is a very technical breakdown of the paddling skills required to be a confident and controlled Class III/IV paddler

GOALS

The aim of this program is to reinforce the importance of the often overlooked core paddling skills that are introduces and honed on flatwater. Once those skills are dialed in we will apply them to the Class III moving water environment to ensure that participants are u[ping their paddling game with style and control, rather than floating more challenging whitewater.  This program involves learning how we use the river to give ourselves more time to perform challenging moves, in turn allowing us to progress with control.

The sylabus of the course is built around key points we have taken from our own paddling in challenging whitewater over the years.  So, even though it is highly technical in nature, it is extremely functional and usable learning that you will be able to apply immediately.

OUTCOMES

After completing this course participants can expect to have a much better understanding of how to paddle with power, efficiency and control in whitewater that is challenging to them.  Paddlers will also have the tools and a set of individualized drills to help them progress into harder whitewater in a controlled and efficient fashion.  Expect tangible improvements and a much better understading of how to use the water to make hard moves and rapids much easier.

 NOTE:  This is a course often taken more than once by many participants.  We ensure the course content is varied and focused on each participant.  This is a very dynamic course with a huge scope for skill/confidence development.

Session Dates

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