Paddling Your Skin-on-Frame Kayak

taught by Brian Schulz
  • 2 Videos

Course Curriculum

Course description

This free course contains instruction on caring for your kayak, transporting it safely, getting in and out of your kayak, basic maneuvering, tips for rolling, rescues, and bracing, and a discussion on judgment and safety, as well as a bunch of skin boat specific information and helpful hints. We'll be adding on the water footage to these videos over time.

Warning:

These videos are not intended to substitute for qualified sea kayaking instruction. Kayaking is an inherently dangerous activity and it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to seek qualified kayaking instruction before you paddle.

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Instructor

Brian Schulz
Brian Schulz

Hi, I'm Brian Schulz, owner and instructor for Cape Falcon Kayak. I've been teaching skin-on-frame boatbuilding for the last 15 years. I'm passionate about skin boat design and and helping people learn this amazingly easy and fun boat building system. My other passions include sustainable agriculture, natural building, and off-grid living. Enjoy the classes, and email me if you have any questions.

Reviews (11)

Freemium gem for sea kayakers!

by b ser
the content is definitely “MasterClass” quality! as a seasoned sea kayaker, the content was a great refresher as well as it provided certain “hacks” to further improve my techniques to paddle safe. Thank you!!!

Good to know

by Pierre Boireau
Very interesting course, I saw greenland paddle on youtube but never tried them and thought it was something "exotic". Pleased to understand how it can replace (in some cases) my "plastic/fiberglass" one. Especially for cruising on long distance reducing arm/shoulder strain. Also interested in the bracing process. I'm more waveskiing than kayaking so that's important to me because it's much more unstable than a kayak and should prevent from roll over, i'll try to train on this! Thanks a lot. I just discovered your youtube channel 2 days ago and spent my all evening watching the skin-on-frame canoe playlist. Your explanations are great! your "do it for real instead of guessing" way to improve your design is so different from other builder! I like it!

Really useful briefing !

by Keith Crockatt
These videos are a great 'value-add' ... thanks so much !
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Freemium gem for sea kayakers!

by b ser
the content is definitely “MasterClass” quality! as a seasoned sea kayaker, the content was a great refresher as well as it provided certain “hacks” to further improve my techniques to paddle safe. Thank you!!!

Good to know

by Pierre Boireau
Very interesting course, I saw greenland paddle on youtube but never tried them and thought it was something "exotic". Pleased to understand how it can replace (in some cases) my "plastic/fiberglass" one. Especially for cruising on long distance reducing arm/shoulder strain. Also interested in the bracing process. I'm more waveskiing than kayaking so that's important to me because it's much more unstable than a kayak and should prevent from roll over, i'll try to train on this! Thanks a lot. I just discovered your youtube channel 2 days ago and spent my all evening watching the skin-on-frame canoe playlist. Your explanations are great! your "do it for real instead of guessing" way to improve your design is so different from other builder! I like it!

Really useful briefing !

by Keith Crockatt
These videos are a great 'value-add' ... thanks so much !

Getting somewhere safely

by William McCaffrey
I thought that this was a great introductory course into safely deploying your boat and getting between points A and B. From transporting your boat, getting in the water and staying afloat. IMHO -You covered the basics and some dynamics as well as possible without actually being in a boat on the water. I think a great 2nd course (still out of the water) would be to discuss safety and practical thinking for solo and group trips. You touched briefly on a couple of points in this course, but there is so much more to think about and practice for both solo and group outings. As a master scuba diver and an avid motorcyclist I learned that being prepared and having ground rules is essential to a safe a fun outing.

Tips and tricks

by Sixten Pettersson
Hi, many good tips for paddling. I specially liked the stretch program and I have made progress with that. Also many other useful tips. thanks Sixten

by Daniel Andreas Klein

Brian another great class.

by Tim Robb
Well worth the time to watch. I picked up some real nuggets of wisdom. Thanks.

Makes sense to me!

by Curt Brown
This is beauty. Nothing else out there compares to what Brian has put together in this body of information. A rich blend of Skin kayak knowledge with a love of teaching and paddling. All this is presented in a fresh, lively, concise format. Highly recommended for newbie or seasoned paddlers alike. These boats, paddles, coupled with consistent effort will yield a life time of enjoyment exploring the water world with grace. It will strengthen your core, preserve your shoulders, while growing a high performance practice with high performance tools. This is a gift. Enter here.

Great Overview

by Roland McDevitt
I like the way you have assimilated information and techniques from a variety of paddling traditions. I have some Greenland background, and a good bit of paddling modern kayaks, and you do a great job of combining the best of these (and white water) to explore lots of practical techniques. Your enthusiasm and communications skills are also great. Thanks for the videos.

Rolling video.

by william george
I have struggled with rolling having done a few courses this year here in BC , and will do another session in the pool in two weeks with the White Water club in Chilliwack. I have a great hip flick BUT I need to get in my head the paddle bit when upside down in the water . Of as an aging triathlete not scared of water. I am going to work on the feather scull as you show. I know where you are in Oregon but it;s two days south even if I live on the Wash border ! Thank you again I wish you better health in 2017 . Al George , Abbotsford BC.

great info

by Alexander Kuzmin
can't wait to see some of the on the water demonstrations. Thanks for making these free