New Video Teaser Released for Gordon Brown’s Kayak Rescue DVDWednesday, 01 June 2011
BCU kayak coach and author, Gordon Brown is working on a new kayak skills DVD. Last time his DVD focused on general paddling skills so this time it’s all about rescues, rough water and staying safe.
Topics are going to include: rescues (assisted and self), technical landings, towing techniques (both contact and distance towing), and towing scenarios so you know there is a huge amount of material to work with.
Like volume 1, it’s being shot in Scotland but from what I have read it’s going to be slightly different then before in that Gordon is going to be teaching a group of students through the different techniques rather than just talking to the camera as in Volume 1. This is exciting for a couple of reasons. As a student, you get to learn the techniques but for instructors you can watch and see how he teaches a particular skill so it’s going to be a great resource.
Simon Willis is putting the whole thing together again. If you don’t know who Simon Willis he is the guy who put together that massive collection of very high quality sea kayak podcasts and interviews.
This time round Simon has been assembling short video diaries throughout the filming process. You can watch them below. The first video diary deals with towing so pay particular attention to all the little tips and gear tricks scattered throughout. Video diary 2 is some really cool balancing drills you can do with your students (or friends).
Can you tell how excited I am about this video coming out?
David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.