How to paddle your kayak
April 17, 2008 2:46 AM   Subscribe These animated sea kayak paddling tutorials, created by a single student as a final work, just won Finnish eLearning award over national broadcasting company and other big name publishers. Try for other languages.
posted by Free word order! (8 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

This is fantastic. The interface, animations - everything's really well thought out and executed.

I never could get the hang of the eskimo roll. This might have helped even me...
posted by dowcrag at 3:16 AM on April 17, 2008

Beautifully done.
posted by mania at 4:57 AM on April 17, 2008

I have been thinking about getting a kayak to use on the river near my house; these tutorials are just the thing that may inspire me to take the plunge. Great post!
posted by TedW at 5:22 AM on April 17, 2008

Now that's a-paddlin'.
posted by Mister_A at 5:47 AM on April 17, 2008

very well done. makes me long to put the kayak into water, but the snowy local hills are still singing their siren song.
posted by seawallrunner at 7:51 AM on April 17, 2008

Thanks, this is great. Mr. thinkpiece capsized recently and had a very hard time (we were in calm water so it was hilarious to watch) getting back in the kayak -- it seems like it would be easy but it's not. I'm going to send this paddling tutorial right on over.
posted by thinkpiece at 8:16 AM on April 17, 2008

I design training for a living. I want to hire that guy!
posted by prodigalsun at 12:00 PM on April 17, 2008

That's just great. That's the first time I've been able to envision an eskimo roll in my mind and have it make sense.
posted by Dr. Send at 6:00 PM on April 17, 2008

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