Tips and Techniques
Tap into Bob's wealth of paddling knowledge with his Tips & Techniques. Tips with the camera icon have photographic illustrations.
Tips with the icon include video clips in both Windows Media and QuickTime formats. Click on the appropriate link to download a player if you don't have one installed. The Windows Media clips tend to be a bit smaller and will download faster.
Front Surfing Part.4 ( One Stroke Drill ) - The fourth tip in the surfing series.
Front Surfing Part.1 (Getting on the wave) - The first tip in the surfing series.
The Prodigy - An interview with Bob on the design of his latest boat.
Develop Your Balance - Try these off-season exercises.
Using the Water - Save strokes & energy—let the water work for you.
To Run or Not to Run - "Should I run this rapid or not?"
Improve Your Side Surfing - Key points on technique and safety.
Fiddle Widdle - Control your position on the eddy line.
Loosen Your Grip - Suffering from tendonitis? Here are some ideas for relief.
The Stern Draw - How to master this important correction stroke.
The Forward Stroke - Pointers for a new and improved power stroke.
Running Big Water - How to tackle the big stuff.
The Golden Principals - Excerpts of Bob's classic teaching tips.
The Phantom - Bob talks about the design of this hot boat.
Linkage - The paddler's power tool.
Don't Lose Control - Tired of fighting the river? Keep your paddle in the water!
Staying Put - The evolution of thigh strap systems.
Cross Forward - The pro's and con's of using this stroke in an open canoe.
Roll up & Stay up - Common mistakes in the open canoe roll.
The Classic Eddy Turn - New thinking on an old move.
Stretching - Avoid injuries with these simple stretches.
Canoeing: The Essence of Life - Bob's philosophy on paddling & Life.