Articles - Freestyle - Training

ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships-September 16th and 20th

Posted: 08 Jun 2016

One hundred days from now, the biggest global canoeing event outside of the Olympic Games will return to the UK for the first time in 20 years. 300 of the world’s top Canoe Slalom athletes from 55 countries will descend on Lee Valley White Water Centre for the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships, which will take place on arguably the world’s most technically demanding course between September 16th and 20th.


White Water Kayaking Skills - How to Run Big Drops

Posted: 01 May 2013

As your paddling skills increase and the type of rivers that you tackle becomes more demanding it’s inevitable that sooner or later you’re going to come across a big drop or waterfall. Sometimes the wisest decision is to walk round, but sometimes, when the drop looks sweet and the landing safe you might want to test your mettle and huck it. Here's a guide to the skills you'll need to do that as safely as possible...


Why All Canoeists & Kayakers Should Learn First Aid

Posted: 27 Mar 2013

Canoeing & kayaking are adventure sports and as paddlers we spend lots of time in dynamic outdoor environments, often in remote locations so basic knowledge of first aid is a must-have skill for all...


How to Punch Through Holes - Whitewater River Running Skills

Posted: 25 Feb 2013

Expert freestyle kayaker and river runner Ed Smith explains how to successfully take on the river paddler’s nemesis – the hole or stopper wave.


How To Make Your Own Canoeing or Kayking Video

Posted: 03 Nov 2012

Tom Laws takes you through the essentials to enable you to make the ultimate canoe or kayaking video.


How to Get Articles Published in Canoe & Kayak UK

Posted: 31 Jan 2012

A Canoe & Kayak UK guide on how to write better articles about your paddling adventures and how to get your stories published.


A Guide for the Older Kayaker

Posted: 07 Jul 2011

Nic Burne, whitewater kayaking veteran and father of two globe trotting kayaking fanatics, explains how to grow old disgracefully and takes a reflective look on his river running retirement plan… with an open letter to the older paddler...


How to perform a Loop in your Whitewater Freestyle Kayak

Posted: 30 Mar 2011

The loop is one of the key moves of whitewater freestyle kayaking. It's a move that always gets a cheer from your paddling pals. Canoe and Kayak's freestyle fiend Ed Smith takes us through the steps to get more air more cheers and more fun out of our loops!


Top Ten Tips for Rolling on Moving Water

Posted: 24 Nov 2010

Plas Y Brenin Level 5 Coach Chris Evans explains how to perfect your rolling technique so it works first time, everytime in a variety of different situations.


How to Cartwheel Your Whitewater Freestyle Kayak

Posted: 27 Sep 2010

Top UK Freestyle Kayaker Ed Smith explains how to do this essential basic playboating technique


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