The Kayak Roll
Best Instructional Video National Paddling Film Festival
The Kayak Roll demonstrates and explains a smooth and effortless
Crystal clear underwater footage, animation, and explanations make this a
video you don't want to miss!
Designed for every skill level, beginner to teacher. This two part video
presents a step by step learning progression enabling you to learn an
effortless roll from scratch. The diagnostic section offers solutions to help
you tune-up or teach that labored roll.
Every paddler will enjoy it, whether they are beginner struggling to
learn, an intermediate seeking to improve, or an advanced boater learning to
teach a buddy. For whitewater and sea kayakers.
Produced by Kent Ford with Dan Crandall, Mary DeRiemer,and
Phil DeRiemer 62 Minutes.
"...way above anything else that has
ever been made...Students have done infinitely better since we started using
the new video. We have yet to have anyone complete the course who has not
been able to roll."
- Steve Christensen,
Instructor, Carbon Country Recreation Department
"The Kayak Roll video is just the best. Excellent in all respects.
This is going to help so many people you should be very pleased"
- Mike Aronoff , Paddling instructor
"I watched the Kayak Roll and taught a class using those concepts
last night with great success - 5 of 7 students rolled. Then there's me! I've
been struggling with my roll, but for teaching and demonstration purposes,
I've not been at all happy with the way the roll looked and felt. I tried the
"no resistance" paddle position last night and came up on the first
try with a "perfect finish" position. I was so excited and my students
couldn't believe that was the first time I'd tried that roll."
- Ardie Shaffer, Instructor
"Nice teaching progression."
- Wayne Horodowich
Just want you to know that the dvd "The Kayak Roll" is by far
the most professional I have seen on kayaking! The instruction is clear and
concise; the filming is obviously done by a pro!
A guide to smooth pain-free rolls!, August 20, 2005 Reviewer: D. Fox All of the
reviews seem to agree that this is an excellent instructional video. I
concur, I would just like to add that in addition to being an effective style
of roll, it is also VERY easy on your shoulders. After a few seasons of failure
and shoulder pain attempting to do a C-to-C roll I plunked down the money for
this video. It was well worth it. It still took a few sessions to master
(mainly just forcing myself to do what the video tells me to do!) but I now
have a solid, trustworthy roll, and don't really have pain in my shoulders.
It's true, once you have a roll your confidence and ability really starts to
Roll or Die, December 19, 2004 Reviewer: Jeff
(MN) I finally picked this DVD up a year ago, watched it a couple times through
last winter. Got it out in early spring, watched it again. Went out and still
bombed a few attempts. Payed closer attention and within an hour was popping
rolls fairly frequently. Excellent teaching tool, by the end of the summer I
was rolling on both sides, fully loaded sea kayak. Rough water, cold water.
Just put the boat away for the winter two weeks ago, here in MN, no open
water left. Last thing I did before the end of the season, a couple of real
Amazing teaching guide, July 16, 2004 Reviewer: Mark Svendsen (Seattle,
WA USA) I bought this DVD after struggling to learn the roll, and finally
learned it on the second pool session after watching it. It was mostly filmed
in a slow-moving river with whitewater kayaks, but also shows some sea-kayak-specific
scenes, and the whole video applies to either form of kayaking. It even has
some pretty amazing footage of kayakers riding some pretty serious ocean
It works, May 23, 2004 Reviewer: A viewer I spent MONTHS trying to
learn the C-to-C roll, including classes, books and pool practice sessions.
At best my roll was 50/50. I got this video, which teaches the sweep roll as
opposed to the C-to-C roll, and after really studying it (i.e., watching
attentively at least 5 times, all the way through), I was able to
successfully do a sweep roll on only my second attempt, and it's only been
getting better since then. This video is a good explanation of a good
technique for rolling the kayak.