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Welcome to the Endless River Adventures Newsroom. This is your source for up-to-date information pertaining to Endless River Adventures, river news, industry updates, news about the region and more!


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The wealth of information found in our Articles catalog is unmatched in the industry: Gear Review, Kids & Paddling, tales of Whitewater River Adventures, Rolling Concepts, Technique/Skill Development, Women & Paddling, Guest Articles, and stories that capture River Magic. You will find spending time reading the articles posted both informative and entertaining. And we always welcome articles from you to share in our Guest Articles section.

Contact Info for Journalists/Writers:
Juliet Jacobsen Kastorff
828-488-6199 (office)
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Rolling Concepts
Falling over is Easy...It's the rolling back up

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06-04-2014

Whether a canoe or a kayak, one of the more challenging techniques to learn is rolling back up (the falling over can be very easy!!).  It is because rolling is technique and muscle memory. Trying to learn technique/develop muscle memory is a bit more challenging when you are upside down (aka: in a low oxygen environment).  Rolling is the foundation of our instruction program (our company founder, Ken Kastorff, developed the C-to-C roll).  Along with the remarkable instruction we have for teaching rolling are a number of articles that can help you out when you are back home following up on what you learned.  Check them out.....






Contextual Interference & Rolling on Both Sides

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06-21-2012

We are kayak instructors, not scientists, so our theories are all based on experiential application. But scientists are now spending more time looking at the same concept – called contextual interference in the learning of motor skills. Sounds much more scientific than our term “switching” and “learning both sides!”






What is Directional Rolling?

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09-21-2009

Once upon a time it was called "rolling in a circle." The term directional rolling is an updated tag line, but it is still rolling in a circle; meaning setting up to roll in the direction you are falling.  Directional rolling is a skill that every boater should be working to hone.






The Recovery/Finish Position of the Roll

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04-07-2009

Of the four steps to the roll: set up, sweep, hip snap, recovery/finish, it is the recovery/finish position that too often gets overlooked by beginner paddlers, and written off as not necessary by experienced paddlers.






Where the C-to-C Roll Came From

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06-05-2008
picking through the memories of Ken Kastorff, developer of the C-to-C Roll





C-to-C Roll or Sweep Roll?

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06-25-2005
The evolution of white water kayaks has rekindled the debate among kayak instructors over which type of roll to teach their students...





Key Innovations in Teaching the Roll by ERA Staff

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11-10-2004

Directional Rolling * The Finish Position * As a team of instructors—we look to continue to innovate rather than resting on our reputation.  Several concepts became center-and-focus for us over the past few years: Directional Rolling, Stressing the Finish Step of the Roll and presentations.






Rolling (An Addendum) by Ken Kastorff

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04-08-2004
Boats have changed “just a little, WOW” since the last time I wrote anything concerning the roll.  And as would be expected, people’s perspective of rolling has also changed.  What have not changed though are the basics on rolling.





The Bombproof Roll by Ken Kastorff

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07-11-2001
During my thirty years of boating and teaching, I have read too many articles on rolling with misleading or inaccurate information. Some friends have been asking me to write a few words of wisdom on the subject for quite a while now. And since I am responsible for coming up with the C-to-C roll and have taught thousands how to roll, I have decided (reluctantly) to put my own two cents into the fray. So here goes!







 



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