The Next Level with Sam MansonRegular price $595.00
These courses are all sold out for 20/21. Please contact us to go on the waiting list.
This two-day course is all about stepping up your skills.
It is the perfect next step after your Grade II Certificate Course, or the seasoned paddler who is ready to get more out of their kayaking. If you’re new to kayaking your Grade II Course is just the beginning. Even if you have been paddling for years, this course will help you to improve both your river reading and paddling skills with the aim of understanding how to identify the fastest lines for race day. You will gain in both confidence and ability over the duration of this course. This is a great couple of days on the river with Sam and we cannot recommend it enough.Day One
Day One focuses on improving your boat control, boat placement, forward paddling and river reading skills. We will be teaching you how to set your boat up for paddling bluffs, wave trains and gaining further control of your boat on the river, particularly the gorge. We will be taking you through a series of drills and techniques to help improve these areas. You can expect to see some whiteboard theory and some video analysis too.
Day Two will see you travelling by jet boat up into the Gorge for the day. Today will be focused on running a variety of bluffs and rapids and further improving the techniques and skills we worked on during Day One. We will be looking to build your skills and confidence on some of the tricker features on the river. There will be the opportunity to paddle some of these features multiple times and fine-tune those lines! Sam will demonstrate good race lines and continue to work on your river reading skills.
This is a great weekend on the river and we cannot recommend it enough.