Vol. 1 Getting Started
The fundamentals of everything you need to know to
get started in the exciting sport of sea kayaking.
World-renowned author and instructor Nigel Foster
gives you the detailed information you need including
the history of kayaking, boat selection, hull design,
gear, clothing and safety equipment. Whether you
are a seasoned paddler or just about to purchase
your first boat, this tape is packed full of information
that will make you a better paddler.
Vol. 2 Essential Strokes
Paddling forward, turning, moving sideways and backwards,
Essential Strokes examines the quiver of techniques
required to get you around in your kayak. Go beyond
the essential safety procedure that you practice
case you should overturn. Learn how to rescue another
paddler, and how to help in your own rescue. This
volume offers a good grounding in essential skills.
Vol. 3 Directional Control
Quit fighting the effects of wind, current and waves
and learn how to make your boat go exactly where
you want, when you want. World-renowned author and
instructor Nigel Foster gives you multiple layers
of techniques, blends one with another and highlights
why certain techniques work better than others depending
on the conditions. “Directional Control” will
teach you the secrets of paddling in a straight line
or turning with ease regardless of wind direction.
Regardless of your skill level, this is a must have
tape which is loaded with essential information that
will help you become an efficient and safe paddler.
Vol. 4 Rescues
A capsize to a kayaker may be an inconvenience but
should not be a problem. “Rescues” offers
both mental and technical solutions. Learn how to
empty a kayak at sea, how to re-enter your own kayak
from the water, and how to take control of a rescue
until the swimmer is safely back in their kayak.
number of different techniques are covered with guidance
as to how to decide which method is best for each
Vol. 5 Forward Paddling
Keep up with your paddling friends with the minimum
of effort. Learn good blade placement, efficient
of power and how to keep a straight course without
wasting precious energy. What causes blade flutter
and why do kayaks weathercock? What part do your
legs and torso play in your forward stroke, and how
can you modify your stroke to take advantage of a
following sea? Learn the answers and much more from
someone who has fine-tuned the forward stroke through
thousands of miles of expedition paddling.
Vol. 6 Rolling and Bracing
If you have a reliable roll and brace, your confidence
level in a kayak will rise to new levels. Nigel Foster
looks at some non-intimidating ways to learn a roll,
examines the essential components of different braces
and a variety of practical everyday rolling techniques.