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Video Stroke Analysis Class

  • June 03, 2018
  • 9:30 AM
  • Sauvie Island Boat Boat Ramp
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  • Active club members, including kayaking professional and lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by the trip organizer if this is a paddle

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This trip is limited to members with a wet exit certification (except for level 1 trips when the paddler is not using a spray skirt).  To successfully register you will need to sign into your OOPS member account, and your account will need to be a member of the "Wet Exit Certified" group.  Your acceptance is conditional on approval by the Organizer, who may contact you with questions about your skills and equipment.

Timestamp 5/13/2018 10:24:40

Full Name: Tim Mattson

Email address:  tgmattso@gmail.com
Activity Title: Video Stroke Analysis Class
Date of Activity:  6/3/2018
Narrative: We have worked with people on their strokes for many years as part of our instructor training workshops. A highlight of that training (ask anyone who’s been through one of our workshops) is the video stroke analysis. It is valuable, and sometimes a bit painful, to see your strokes on a screen for everyone to dissect. All of us have “issues” with our strokes and in our experience, there is no better way to understand those “issues” than to see it visually.

This full day class will start at the Sauvie Island Boat ramp in the morning (be ready to launch at 9:30 AM). We will paddle up river a couple miles to Pat’s house pausing along the way to review the foundational strokes of kayaking (sweep, forward, reverse, draws, rudders, braces, rolls). Then after a short break we will video tape the strokes. We will take an extended lunch break at Pat’s house (isn’t she wonderful to volunteer her place for this?) to eat and review the video. Then we’ll get on the water and work on the “issues” we found in the videos as we work our way back to the boat ramp. We should be off the water by 4:00 PM.

Meeting Time:  9:30:00 AM
Launch Time:  9:30:00 AM
Type of activity: Class
Put in: Sauvie Island Boat Ramp
Take out: Sauvie Island Boat Ramp
Route Alternative for bad weather: None. Multnomah channel doesn't have weather issues. We will cancel if thunderstorms are in the forecast. 
Required equipment: 
Minimum Immersion protection: PolyFleece/Shell
Primary Organizer: Tim Mattson
Assistant Organizer(s): Pat Welle
Has organizer paddled here before? Yes
Has organizer led an OOPS paddle here before? Yes
Organizer's first aid and CPR current? Yes
First Aid /CPR Person: Tim Mattson
Maximum number of paddlers: 6
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 75
Estimated Water Temperature: 60
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 6.5
Tide times & heights: 
Current information: 
Wind strength: Level 1: 0-7 knots (8 mph)
Swell/Surf size: Level 1: Under 1' waves, no breaking waves
Sea state: Level 1: Waves up to the deck seam; water glassy to rippled, no whitecaps
Landing types: Level 2: Frequent landing opportunities including docks or moderate sloping banks, brush or overhanging trees
Currents: Level 1: None or mild (less than 1 knot)
Total distance: Level 1: Up to 6 miles
Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
Paddling Environment: 
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: This class is for level 3 paddlers or level 2 paddlers looking to advance their strokes. Conditions will be easy level 1.  
Location (Optional):  15475 NW Ferry Rd, Portland

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