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Instructional descriptions, tips, and videos on the art of canoeing, for the beginners as well as experienced paddlers:


Video Teaching Series Presented by eHow

eHow has many free instructional videos available on the subject of canoes and canoeing.  The series of videos listed below are only but a few.  These videos cover everything from the very basics to detailed topics.

How to Steer and Paddle a Canoe

Learn about solo flatwater strokes and maneuvers for flatwater canoeing in this free series of outdoor sports videos from a canoe expert.  (17 eHow Videos)

Basic Maneuvers for Solo White Water Canoeing

Learn how to maneuver a canoe through white water river rapids in this free online instructional video series.  (14 eHow Videos)

White Water Canoeing Gear

Learn what canoeing gear and supplies you'll need to go white water canoing in this free instructional video series.  (14 eHow Videos)

River Reading & River Safety for Whitewater Canoeing

Whitewater canoeing is fun and exciting, but if you don't know how to read a river or you don't bring the right safety gear and follow proper safety guidelines, it can be a dangerous sport. Learn how to read a river and get general whitewater canoeing safety tips in this free online instructional video series.  (16 eHow Videos)


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Reading The Water
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A discussion of the factors influencing water flow.  When traveling down an unknown river, every boater ought to know how to spot rapids and falls so that they can navigated as required.

Paddle Strokes Page 1
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Nice, if not lengthy, descriptions of various canoe paddling strokes.  Here's where to start for the classic strokes we all know and love.

Paddle Strokes Page 2
The J-Stroke of course, but ever hear of the Indian Stroke and Box-Stroke Pivot?  Well neither had we until collecting this bit of info.  Here's where we'll try and pass on the more obscure canoe strokes to go out and try.