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I have been a landlubber for a few weeks because my back got stiff and the water got huge and I need something easy and flat to undo my back before I do big things. See also: summer is for courage, winter is for techniques.

I have decided enough is enough and I am going to go to the pool tomorrow with Manchester CC and work on rolls, that might unlock my back a bit. Also I really should learn to roll the slalom boat. In a plastic boat I could get it 90% of the time both sides, plus hand roll 80ish% (hand roll = no paddle, just lean right back and sort of wiggle the boat round), but the slalom boat is half the weight and the centre of mass of (human + boat) is further away from the axis of rotation, so it is a bit trickier. Plastic boat, centre of mass is somewhere around your hips; slalom boat it's closer to the chest so much easier to drag yourself back under when it starts to come up.

So:
-Minimum target: one roll, RHS. (Last year I managed to get them on 60% of right hand side attempts.)
-Would be excellent: also one roll, LHS :)

Date: 2016-01-10 11:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] feanelwa.livejournal.com
Woo! I did it! Some on the right, some on the left. Then I tried going over without having the paddle ready in the right position - success on both sides! Then I tried going over and then trying to come up using the opposite rotation direction to how I went in. Success on the right, not on the left - I can tell from the beginning when it's going to fail but can't tell how I can tell, which is a bit frustrating. Must figure that out.

Date: 2016-01-11 12:56 pm (UTC)
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Yay!

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