Daily Photo: Way #15

16 Ways to Take Your Boating to the Next Level.

Way #15: Use Rocks.
It’s time to start taking advantage of some of the river features you might usually avoid. Smooth rocks at or slightly below water-level can be used as long pads, creating a clean line out of an otherwise portaged set. Lean your weight forward and aim to hit the rock with speed at around a 30-degree angle. Plant a boof stroke just before coming in contact with tthe rock and it will carry you up and over. You may have to adjust the angle you hit the rock to control the direction your boat lands. Not enough speed or too much contact with the rock will leave you high and dry. Practice first over small holes and progress to safe drops

Learn the other 15 ways to take your boating to the next level by reading the full article from the Spring 2012 issue of Rapid, for FREE!

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