Kayaking

Kayaking

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Get Kayaking app and learn everything about kayaking, from how to get in and out of a kayak to kayak self rescue techniques! Watch videos of pro paddlers sharing their kayaking experiences and teaching kayaking basics, and get ready to enter your own kayaking adventure!

Learn how to choose the right kayak and kayaking equipment for you!
Paddling techniques- Basic paddling strokes to move forward, backward and turn!
Lifting a kayak-How to properly lift and move a kayak!
How to upright, re-enter and tow an overturned kayak!
Discover everything about whitewater and sea kayaking!

Kayaking is the use of a kayak for moving across water. Kayaking and canoeing are also known as paddling. Kayaking is distinguished from canoeing by the sitting position of the paddler and the number of blades on the paddle. A kayak is defined by the International Canoe Federation as a boat where the paddler faces forward, legs in front, using a double-bladed paddle. Most kayaks have closed decks, although ‘sit-on-top’ kayaks are growing in popularity, as are inflatable kayaks which come without decks but which have air chambers surrounding the boat.

Whitewater kayaking involves taking a kayak down rapids, weirs and waterfalls. Sea kayaking, also referred to as ocean kayaking or touring, involves taking kayaks out on to the ocean or other open water such as a lake. It can involve short paddles with a return to the starting point (or ‘put-in’), or expeditions covering many miles and days. Kayaking at Great Falls, Virginia.

Kayaks are classified by their use. There are eight primary classifications: polo, slalom, whitewater, surf, touring/expedition, light touring/day tripping, sprint/racing and general recreation. From these primary classifications stem many sub-classes. For example, a fishing kayak is simply a general-recreation kayak outfitted with accessories that make it easier from which to fish. A creek kayak is a certain type of whitewater kayak, designed to handle narrow gully type rivers and falls. Also within these classifications are many levels of performance which further separate the individual models. In other words, not all touring kayaks handle the same.

Kayaks and canoes are also classified by their design and the materials from which they are made. Kayaks can have hard or soft chines which require different types of handling. Each design has its specific advantage, including performance, maneuverability, stability, and paddling style. Kayaks can be made of metal, fiberglass, wood, plastic, fabrics, and inflatable fabrics such as PVC or rubber. Each material also has its specific advantage, including strength, durability, portability, flexibility, resistance to UV, and storage requirements. For example, Wooden kayaks can be created from kits or built by hand, but they are heavy to transport. Inflatable kayaks, made from lightweight fabric, can be dried, deflated, and stored in a closet.

There are several major configurations of kayaks. ‘Sit on tops’, as the name suggests, involve sitting on top of the kayak in an open area. ‘Cockpit style’ involves sitting with the legs and hips inside the kayak hull with a ‘spray deck’ or ‘spray skirt’ that creates a water resistant seal around the waist. ‘Inflatables’ are a hybrid of the two previous configurations, these boats have an open deck, but the paddler sits below the level of the deck. ‘Tandems’ are configured for multiple paddlers, in contrast to the single person designs featured by most kayaks. Tandems can be used by two or even three paddlers. How a kayak is configured has nothing to do with its classification.

Because of their range and adaptability, kayaks can be useful for other outdoor activities such as diving, fishing, wilderness exploration and search and rescue during floods.

NOTE: 90% of the videos will work perfectly on all devices, but 10% of the videos might not work properly on all devices!

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Comments and ratings for Kayaking
  • (37 stars)

    by Joseph Nestasie on 28/06/2013

    What a piece of crap. Ads on desktop, notif bar, popups, and in app. Never even got a chance to use the app. Why the hell do I want an I phone? Or local hookers? Uninstalled.

  • (37 stars)

    by phil denton on 31/05/2013

    do not download...garbage....runs adds without permission, and opens them and also doesnt have anything to do with kayaking...says "check internet connection", yet downloads and runs ads constantly...possible virus

  • (37 stars)

    by Jesica Smith on 21/05/2013

    A good videos about kayaking

  • (37 stars)

    by Donald Taylor on 16/04/2013

    Great

  • (37 stars)

    by Sean Murdock on 21/03/2013

    Spam...do not download! I started getting all sorts of download info and never was able to open the real kayaking info. So...BEWARE!

  • (37 stars)

    by A Google User on 12/03/2013

    After I installed, tried to open but kept getting a "check your internet" msg, even though I'm on a high speed internet line. Nexus7 4.2.2. Deleted

  • (37 stars)

    by Gary A on 02/03/2013

    Do not download!!!!!!