Chicago Whitewater Association
C to C roll
Pro's: Easy to learn, face is protected
Con's: harder to learn
Back Deck Roll
More of a sea kayak roll than a whitewater kayak roll, the main reason being is that it exposes your face to the bottom of the river.
Learning to Roll
Learning to roll can be frustrating, particularly when you are just getting started. Here are some tips, suggestions and even some videos to get you a great hip snap, dropped head, and a smooth roll up.
Tips on rolling:
NOTE: if you do swim, stay calm, get some air and try to hold on to all your gear. We've all been there, but the more calm you are the easier it will be to help you. And by all means do NOT tip over your rescuer and please KICK YOUR LEGS to help us get you and your gear to the side of the river quickly and efficiently.