|by Hank McComas
I have never seen this roll described in books, video or other web sites. But when I tried it, I hit it the first time and it is becoming a staple of my kayaking skills. I would use it anytime the water was deep enough to execute it properly.
Once you have gone over and are hanging upside down, bend slightly to the side you want to come up on. Move your paddle to the extended position with your near surface hand on the end of the paddle. Your hand should be no closer to the surface than your shoulder. The rest of the paddle should extend toward the bottom at about a 30% angle with the bottom. Start to roll the boat away from you by pushing away with the top hand and pulling in with the bottom hand. The top blade of the paddle remains underwater until the very end of the roll. Bring your body and head out of the water last. The paddle finishes in a good position for extended paddle sculling support. If the roll should fail, you will fall back into the water in the correct position to try again.
Steve Rohrs - Deep Water setup
To me it is the most natural of rolls. Once you have achieved the correct setup position, success is almost guaranteed. Then again, maybe I just "get" this roll much better than the screw, pawlatta or C to C. You mileage may vary.
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