Synopses & Reviews
For a generation, the Basic Essentials series has been as much a part of the outdoors experience as backpacks and hiking boots. Information-packed tools for the novice or handy references for the veteran, these volumes distill years of knowledge into affordable and portable books. Whether you're planning a trip or thumbing for facts in the field, Basic Essentials books tell you what you need to know. Discover how to read a rapid and maneuver in the river current, paddle a kayak efficiently and with control, become a safe, responsible river runner, perform self-rescue and assisted-rescue techniques, learn rolling techniques key to whitewater kayaking and much more. (5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 80 pages, illustrations, pull-out bookmark)
An authoritative introduction to the sport of whitewater kayaking, covering equipment, the full range of whitewater strokes, self-rescue and assisted-rescue techniques, and maneuvers in current.
About the Author
and Donna Jackson Kallner
own and operate Whitewater Specialty, a paddling school based on the Wolf River near White Lake, Wisconsin. Kym Lutz
has kayaked Class III and IV rivers for over six years and has worked as a whitewater raft guide. She kayaks five days a week throughout the spring, summer, and fall months. She lives near Bryson City, North Carolina.
Table of Contents
(1) Equipment (2) Getting Wet (3) The Strokes (4) Rolling and Bracing (5) Eddy Turns, Peel-Outs, and Ferries (6) Playing Rapids