Video: 3 Components to the Kayak Boof

The Aquabatics Calgary team recently came up with a good instructional video on how to boof a kayak. I think it’s helpful that it’s tailored to moderate whitewater, which makes it more usable for a lot of people (even though the concepts and moves are fundamentally the same as they would be on more difficult stuff).

Notice the edge transitions, which are nicely demonstrated. And remember, the key to great progression (in my opinion) is getting comfortable with hard moves on easy whitewater – it’s usually not too hard to find Class III, IV and even V moves on runs that are a class or two easier. So just because everybody else is bopping down doesn’t mean that you have to. :)