BOOKS ABOUT WHITEWATER


The Kayaker's Playbook!

By: Kent Ford, Phil DeRiemer, Mary DeRiemer

Author Kent Ford has a remarkable background for producing a paddling text. A two time World Champion slalom paddler, and former coach for the US Junior Team, Ford has considerable experience observing and developing systems that help improve paddling skill. Assisting with the text were instructional authors Phil & Mary DeRiemer. These veteran instructors are well known for their concise articulations of paddling techniques. The authors are so confident the book will prove helpful to any paddler that it includes a money back guarantee to improve paddling.

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Kayak : The Animated Manual of Intermediate and Advanced Whitewater Technique

By: William Nealy

Veteran kayaker William Nealy shares his twelve years of whitewater experience in this unique intermediate and advanced instructional manual. Learn how to execute three types of rolls, how to read rapids, how to run rapids safely, and much more. In Kayak - The Animated Manual of Intermediate and Advanced Whitewater Technique, the emphasis is on practical survival paddling. Over 180 pages of animation show the reader everything he or she needs to know about paddling technique, river playing, body english, river rescue, and rapid hydrology, as well as countless other techniques.

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Whitewater Rescue Manual : New Techniques for Canoeists, Kayakers, and Rafters

By: Charles Walbridge

Regardless of skill, running rivers near the limits of one's ability is exhilarating but taxing. There is a random element of risk in even the simplest drops. Accidents are always possible, and river runners must be prepared to deal with them. This book presents the best techniques for self-rescue and rescue of companions on the river. Subjects include, equipment safety, rope-handling skills, swimming rescues, recovering a pinned or runaway boat, and first aid. Exciting case histories are interlaced as sidebars to the running text. Whitewater Rescue Manual is for all whitewater paddlers, beginning to expert.

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Whitewater Paddling : Strokes & Concepts (Jackson, Eric, Kayaking With Eric Jackson.)

By: Eric Jackson

When a kayaker perfects fundamental strokes before attempting to tackle whitewater, he is rewarded with efficiency, simplicity, control, and speed. Expert kayaker Eric Jackson provides detailed lessons on 16 such strokes, each illustrated in step-by-step photos of Eric in action on flat water and in the rapids. Each section includes advice on the early correction of common paddling mistakes, warm-up and practice drills, as well as how each lesson combines with others to improve technique.

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River Rescue : A Manual for Whitewater Safety

By: Les Bechdel, Slim Ray

Whitewater paddling is exciting, adventurous_and sometimes risky. That's why every fast-water paddler needs the skills so clearly defined in River Rescue. This completely revised third edition of the AMC classic manual gives expert advice, with clear, concise instructions and hundreds of vital illustrations and photographs that cover all aspects of river safety. Features:

_ expanded material on big-water rescue
_ self-rescue and rescue of others_by hand, boat, rope, and other ways;
_ tools and techniques_rope work, throw bags, boat handling, high and low-tech gear to use when seconds count;
_ rescue organization: leadership, teamwork, patient care, evacuation, and more

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The Complete Whitewater Rafter

By: Jeff Bennett

Simply the best, most comprehensive guide to whitewater rafting, this is also perhaps the most entertaining. The thrill of trips down wild rivers is communicated vividly on nearly every page. Visually appealing and written in easygoing, friendly style, this guide is aimed at skill levels from beginner to expert. Author Jeff Bennett begins with an introduction to whitewater river running's dramatic history and chronicles recent advances in the sport, which every year attracts new legions of independent adventurers making unguided river runs.

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The Essential Whitewater Kayaker

By: Jeff Bennett

Thorough and well-written, it opens the door to attainable whitewater river adventures.--David Harrison, Editor-at-Large, Canoe & Kayak Magazine. "A comprehensive resource that includes concise, easy-to-read sections on everything from kayak selection and rolling techniques to river safety, advanced rodeo moves, and expeditionary kayaking. I only wish this book was available when I was learning to boat!"--Bob Gedekoh, Editor, American Whitewater. "Bennett's most nimble trick is to make whitewater kayaking accessible to the novice, playboating accessible to the accomplished paddler, and safer, smarter river stewards of us all."--Mike McLeod, Editor/Publisher, RIVER Magazine. A complete course for the whitewater kayaker--skills, equipment, and resources. A complete course in the dynamic sport of river running, this easy-to-follow manual guides you step-by-step from basic skills to advanced techniques. Packed with detailed information and resources, The Essential Whitewater Kayaker covers equipment selection; paddling techniques. river reading, safety and rescue; playboating; surf kayaking; steep creeking; camping; exploratory paddling; racing; and much more. Along the way, pick up tips from premier whitewater kayakers Shane Benedict, Sam Drevo, Dan Gavere, Cathy Hearn, Lars Holbek, Brandon Knapp, Jamie Simon, James Snyder, and John "Tree" Trujillo

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Outfitting Whitewater Kayaks (Nuts 'N Bolts Series)

By: Charles C. Walbridge

Whitewater paddlers don't just sit inside their boats; they wear them! Well-designed, correctly placed outfitting is vital for safety and performance. Outfitting Your Kayak teaches you how to do just that, from cutting and placing walls to fitting and gluing hip and thigh pads.

Boat outfitting has advanced considerably from the days when crudely formed parts were held in place with scraps of fiberglass. Charlie Walbridge shows you how to maximize performance without sacrificing safety. Walbridge also instructs you how to rig your kayak to help in rescues. Learn how to outfit your boat with confidence by reading Outfitting Your Kayak.

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