Tonight was the first of the KKC pool sessions. Rather selfishly, I have decided that since I am coaching at the OSKA sessions, I am going to use the KKC sessions for personal development and improving MY skills.
My pool session goals for this year are:
1) Learn to back deck roll
2) Learn to roll polo boat properly
3) Learn to hand roll reliably
4) Hand roll polo boat
With these thoughts in mind, I started the session by jumping in the polo boat (thank you Hairyaker) and doing some hip flicks at the side of the pool. I was a bit reluctant to try and roll it after my appalling attempts during polo practise a few weeks ago but I gave it a go and happily succeeded. I was thinking about a back deck roll as I did it but I think I currently have a weird hybrid roll so I must work on tidying that up. NK gets to grips with the polo boat
My next aim was to work on my handrolling. I want to learn to hand roll for playing canoe polo, but am interested in the art of handrolling as another kayak skill.
Mackayak has spent a lot of time this summer working on handrolling her sea boat which is no mean feat. We are not sure how she manages to be so graceful, I shall have to get her to teach me after Christmas.
Last roll of summer from Mackayak on Vimeo.
Tonight I attended ‘Malcolm’s School of Handrolling’. After several failed attempts, thanks to Malcolm’s patience I managed several hand rolls so I was quite chuffed with that. Thanks Malcolm!
Since it’s getting late I’ll end this post with Malcolm’s demonstration…..