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How To : Build a Redneck Kayak Out of PVC and Duct Tape

The thing about building your own stuff is that it's incredibly satisfying. There's just something about taking the time and dedication to construct something beautiful out of virtually nothing but the necessities. Another reason we build things is because it's cheaper. We've ...more

How To : Secure a Kayak on Car or SUV Using J Bar Roof Rack

Video: . This video will show you how to secure your kayak to a J bar roof rack carrier. We see people attach kayaks all the time the wrong way using these systems only to loose the kayak off the side of the vehicle. This video will show you what to do, what to look for, and ...more

How To : Kayak without back pain

We caught up with Doctor David Lorczak to discuss the benefits of proper outfitting and posture to promote a long and healthy kayaking career. In Dr. Lorczak’s opinion the advancements in the Bad-Ass outfitting allows the kayaker to maintain better posture while allowing sligh ...more

How To : Throw a cast net whlie sitting, from a kayak

In this how-to video, you will learn how to throw a cast net while sitting down. Take your index finger, middle finger, ring finger, and pinky in order to throw. This counts for about a third of the lid. Take the other end with your weaker hand. Once this is done, you just sim ...more

How To : Boof effectively in whitewater kayaking

Shane Benedict explains key techniques to an effective boof. Everybody wants to know how to boof. The boof is, without a doubt, the most essential weapon in your creeking arsenal. There are several key points to making this move effective; approach, stroke, and body placement ...more

How To : Load a kayak onto a car

In this how to video, you will learn how to load a kayak on a vehicle. Doing this properly will mean both the kayak and vehicle are safe. A simple upright system is fine for your kayak. You want to look for J and V bars with padding to transport your kayak. To lift the kayak o ...more

How To : Use a trolley anchor on a kayak

In this how to video, you will learn how to use an anchor trolley on your kayak. First off, the critical part with kayak fishing is being able to present your bait to the fish. This system anchors you in order to position yourself in any way to do just that. If you are fishing ...more

How To : Kayak using effective paddle strokes

Kayaking is a great way to stay in shape and engage with the outdoors. This video tutorial demonstrates proper kayaking methods and offers a few helpful tips. When paddling a kayak, keep your strokes close to the side of the vessel. Make sure to use your legs to balance the ka ...more

How To : Kayak for beginners

Learn the basics of kayaking, about different types of kayaks, and kayaking safety measures in this free online video series. Part 1 of 13 - How to Kayak for beginners. Kayak for beginners - Part 2 of 13. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Kayak for beginne ...more

How To : Use a kayak rudder

First of all you have to understand that if you don't have a rudder in you kayak, still you need not worry. The rudder is far from being any essential piece of the kayak. However if you still decide to want one then you can add one later. Rudder is placed on the side of the ka ...more

How To : Kayak & canoe for beginners

Learn kayaking and canoeing basics and maneuvering techniques such as how to paddle and steer in this free boating video series on kayaking and canoeing for beginners. Part 1 of 21 - How to Kayak & canoe for beginners. Kayak & canoe for beginners - Part 2 of 21. Click through ...more

How To : Troll live bait in your kayak

In this how-to video, you will learn how to troll large live bait in your kayak. Use a circle hook and attach it to your rod with a small loop knot. This will allow the live bait to have a natural presentation. This means you must troll slowly. You must have slight tension on ...more

How To : Put on a spray skirt in kayaking

In this how-to video, you will learn how to put on a spray skirt while kayaking. This is important if you want something to wear while you kayak. A dry top has a latex neck and wrist. A semi-dry top has a neoprene neck and wrists. For both of these, a feature called a double t ...more

How To : Sea kayak

Sea kayaking can be a very dangerous sport that not everyone is made for. Learn many great details on this sport and how to be safe while doing it. Part 1 of 30 - How to Sea kayak. Sea kayak - Part 2 of 30. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Sea kayak - Par ...more

How To : Do beginning kayaking tricks

In this video series, watch as expert kayaker James Sullivan teaches beginning kayaking tricks while playing in holes and waves. Learn how to find a good hole and identify a bad one, how to enter a hole from above and the side, how to move forward and backwards in a hole, how ...more

How To : Use the Kayak Ergo

Check out this video to learn how-to use the kayak ergo to improve your enjoyment of the water (no, just kidding, there is no water--this is exercise equipment but it can be used to improve your kayaking skills). Part 1 of 2 - How to Use the Kayak Ergo. Part 2 of 2 - How to U ...more

How To : Eskimo roll when kayaking

Matt Preye teaches you how to make a proper Eskimo roll. An Eskimo roll is the ability to correct a kayak that is upside down. Follow these steps to do it properly: Before you roll over, bring your paddle parallel to your boat. When the boat is upside down you turn your paddle ...more

How To : Do basic whitewater kayaking

Janet Cowie shows us how to do the basic whitewater kayaking moves. Part 1 of 15 - How to Do basic whitewater kayaking. Do basic whitewater kayaking - Part 2 of 15. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Do basic whitewater kayaking - Part 3 of 15. Click throug ...more

How To : Canoe and kayak if you're a beginner

Ray Temeyer introduces beginners to the canoe and kayak. The canoe has been used for thousands of years to explore and trade upon waterways and seas. Though motor boats have, for the most part, replaced the canoe for commercial trade canoes and kayaks are very popular as recre ...more

How To : Mount a fish finder on your kayak

In this Outdoor Recreation video tutorial you will learn how to mount a fish finder on your kayak. There are many ways of doing this. All the methods work. It’s just a matter of personal choice where you want to mount it. Some boats are designed for a through hole transducer ...more

How To : Paddle a whitewater kayak with awareness

Whitewaterinstruction.com presents a lesson on Paddle Awareness by Shane Benedict. Rocks aren’t always getting in the way of your kayak, occasionally they’ll do a number on your paddle as well. That’s why this post is devoted to paddle awareness. This particular skill may seem ...more

How To : Deal with rocks in whitewater race kayaking

Whitewaterinstruction.com presents a lesson on dealing with rocks from Shane Benedict. Rarely is there a line on your favorite creek which doesn’t incorporate at least one ill placed rock. Dealing with rocks and not letting them affect your plan is an important skill to learn ...more

How To : Tandem paddle a kayak

In this how-to video, you will learn how to tandem paddle a kayak. First, try it with someone you will be paddling with before purchasing one. The person in the back has to copy the person in the front. For example, if the person in the front is paddling on the right, the back ...more

How To : Tie a "Uni-to-Uni" knot for kayak fishing

In this Outdoor Recreation video tutorial you will learn how to tie a "Uni-to-Uni" knot for kayak fishing. When fishing for Tuna, you don’t need a heavy leader. You need a 30 -40 lb test as a leader. Most spools come in 25 yard roll. Take half of the roll and use it as the l ...more

How To : Use kayak river rescue gear & techniques

Learn about water safety and river rescues with this free how to video on life jackets and throw bags with tips from an expert. Part 1 of 15 - How to Use kayak river rescue gear & techniques. Use kayak river rescue gear & techniques - Part 2 of 15. Click through to watch this ...more

How To : Exercise with the kayak twist

Learn how to exercise by doing the kayak twist. EXERCISE DETAILS: Primary Muscle Group: abs and obliques Secondary Muscle Group: biceps, lats, levator scapulae, serratus anterior, shoulders, traps - lower, traps - upper, triceps Base Movement: trunk rotation Equipment: bench, ...more

How To : Move your kayak laterally with a draw stroke

This how to video will show you how to do draw strokes for kayak angling. This is helpful if you are pulling up to or away from a dock. First, reach out from the hip. The more vertical the paddle is, the more lateral pull you will be able to exert. Now, paddle to the hip. Rele ...more

How To : Prepare the right safety gear for kayaking

This video will show you the right and proper safety gear for kayaking. Kayak safety gear is one of the most important aspect of kayaking. The most important kayak safety gear is the life jacket. It should be short torso so you can move freely and it does not rise up. Make sur ...more

How To : Do kayak tricks

In this tutorial, we learn how to do kayak tricks. The first trick is called the cartwheel trick. This is where you throw the bow of your boat down, bringing the stern over your head and slicing it back into the water behind you. You can do cartwheels over and over and over. T ...more

How To : Survive and master slides in whitewater kayaking

No matter how you cut it, slides are tons of fun. There are all types of slides, and while some are big and scary, many are not. Regardless of whether you are having a blast on some mellow slides or trying to set a world speed record on something large there are a few techniqu ...more

How To : Do sea kayaking

Learn sea kayaking, paddling and safety skills from Peter Casson of Eastern Mountain Sports in this video.

How To : Kayak

Be it the ocean, a lake or a river, there is no better way to enjoy the water and nature than by kayaking. Like all outdoor activities, being prepared and knowing how to use your equipment will help insure you have a great time. Kayaking is both great fun and great exercise. ...more

News : Kayak Sky Dive

Warnings THIS STUNT IS INCREDIBLY ENTERTAINING This idea came along while I was talking with my friends during school. During this stunt I will be sky diving in a kayak over the ocean or a body of water in a race with friends to see who can reach the water first and who can ...more

How To : Calculate the Cost of Driving

With gas prices soaring in the US and around the globe, the cost to drive to a vacation destination is becoming a much larger expense item in the overall travel budget. Although it's easy to see that gas prices have risen dramatically in the past several months, it's not nearl ...more

How To : Dry shoes in the dryer without the noise

There is more than one reason you would need to dry your shoes. Whether you're an athelete who frequently runs in the mud or goes kayaking or you live in New York where the winters literally freeze your face off, tossing your shoes in the dryer gets them clean and warm. We've ...more

How To : Steer when rowing

Check out this instructional rowing video that demonstrates how to steer when rowing. Steering is a fundamental rowing skill. It is similar to rowing a canoe or a kayak. Learn facts and skills for competitive rowing in this rowing video. Take action and remember these tips: U ...more

How To : Make a Snorkelbox underwater video camera housing

How to Make Snorkelbox A $12 underwater video camera housing How to make the Snorkelbox . A $12 in parts low cost easy to make underwater video camera housing for video cameras less than 6 inches long and 3 and 3/4 inches tall or wide. Can go to 12-15 feet deep. Simple finger ...more

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