Freestyle canoe (max/gnarly/extreme)

So I guess when you get too creaky to risk a skateboard or a BMX, this is the next step… Now, a little slow to start, doesn’t really get going ’til what, 1.28 or so? But when the music kicks in, that man shows his paddle has a soul, straight up. Beautiful. It’s all there, the grace, the showmanship. Fantastic. And crank the volume too – you won’t want to miss the music.

“American Freestyle canoeing is the art of paddling a canoe on flat water with perfect control of its movements. The canoe is usually leaned over to the side to help the boat turn sharply and efficiently and paddle strokes are taken on either side of the canoe depending on the individual move. Balance, paddle placement and turn initiation are a few keys to this control. Since the movements seem dance-like, some practice this art timed to music, which is the ultimate in control.”

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