Rob Mousley

Stroke Correction by Video #2

Saturday, 18 August 2007 13:27 |

ImageThis is the second in our series of stroke correction videos.  The idea is that you grab your camera and a friend to take some video footage of you paddling - upload the video to youtube (or send it to us & we'll do it for you); we display the clips here and elicit comments to help you improve your stroke.  It's amazing what video footage reveals.

 

Stroke Correction by Video #2

Saturday, 18 August 2007 13:27 |

ImageThis is the second in our series of stroke correction videos.  The idea is that you grab your camera and a friend to take some video footage of you paddling - upload the video to youtube (or send it to us & we'll do it for you); we display the clips here and elicit comments to help you improve your stroke.  It's amazing what video footage reveals.

 

Stroke Correction by Video

Wednesday, 08 August 2007 17:01 |

ImageMany of us start paddling without much idea of correct stroke technique.  If we're lucky, more experienced paddling buddies throw us a few pointers, but for most it's a case of try it and see.

Surfski.info has several surf ski schools listed in our links, but they're few and far between!   So how do you get expert advice on your stroke if you live far away from the experts?

 

Stroke Correction by Video

Wednesday, 08 August 2007 17:01 |

ImageMany of us start paddling without much idea of correct stroke technique.  If we're lucky, more experienced paddling buddies throw us a few pointers, but for most it's a case of try it and see.

Surfski.info has several surf ski schools listed in our links, but they're few and far between!   So how do you get expert advice on your stroke if you live far away from the experts?

 

Race Grading ? How & Why

Wednesday, 15 November 2006 19:12 |
One of our US readers asked about the grading system used in some of the races in South Africa - this article explains the system.

 

The largest surf ski race series in South Africa is the Discovery Men's Health series which takes place in Durban during winter and East London and Cape Town during summer.  Look at the results of the races on www.surfski.co.za and you notice two things - every paddler is graded, and each result is expressed as a percentage of the winner's time.

 

Race Grading ? How & Why

Wednesday, 15 November 2006 19:12 |
One of our US readers asked about the grading system used in some of the races in South Africa - this article explains the system.

 

The largest surf ski race series in South Africa is the Discovery Men's Health series which takes place in Durban during winter and East London and Cape Town during summer.  Look at the results of the races on www.surfski.co.za and you notice two things - every paddler is graded, and each result is expressed as a percentage of the winner's time.

 

Tip: Juice stowage inside Fenn XT.

Saturday, 25 February 2006 20:53 |

ImageDehydration is generally regarded as a Bad Thing when paddling. So, if a race is likely to be more than an hour long, paddlers take liquid with them - and where to stow it is a subject of considerable debate.

 

For many, the solution is to tape a bladder to the deck in front of the rudder pedals and to run a pipe back to the seat. Others prefer "Tripper" type PFDs that have a pocket on the back into which the bladder can be fitted. The pipe is run through a series of Velcro straps to the front of the PFD.

 

Both of these solutions, by adding weight above the centre of gravity of the ski, lessen stability.

 

This article describes a solution implemented by David Cade who lives in Hout Bay, Cape Town.


Tip: Juice stowage inside Fenn XT.

Saturday, 25 February 2006 20:53 |

ImageDehydration is generally regarded as a Bad Thing when paddling. So, if a race is likely to be more than an hour long, paddlers take liquid with them - and where to stow it is a subject of considerable debate.

 

For many, the solution is to tape a bladder to the deck in front of the rudder pedals and to run a pipe back to the seat. Others prefer "Tripper" type PFDs that have a pocket on the back into which the bladder can be fitted. The pipe is run through a series of Velcro straps to the front of the PFD.

 

Both of these solutions, by adding weight above the centre of gravity of the ski, lessen stability.

 

This article describes a solution implemented by David Cade who lives in Hout Bay, Cape Town.


New National Emergency number for NSRI

Friday, 09 December 2005 19:06 |
If you're paddling on the open ocean, it's generally considered a Good Thing to be carrying a mobile phone in a waterproof pouch (like the Aquapac).

But, who do you call?  The National Sea Rescue Institiute has a new emergency number valid for the entire country: 082911.  Memorise it.  And store it in your mobile phone's address book.

New National Emergency number for NSRI

Friday, 09 December 2005 19:06 |
If you're paddling on the open ocean, it's generally considered a Good Thing to be carrying a mobile phone in a waterproof pouch (like the Aquapac).

But, who do you call?  The National Sea Rescue Institiute has a new emergency number valid for the entire country: 082911.  Memorise it.  And store it in your mobile phone's address book.

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