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The Call of the River
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Performance Video & Instruction, Inc.
Canoe, Whitewater Kayak, Sea Kayak & Ocean Kayak Surfing Instructional Videos

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The Call of The River

 


DVD

The Call of the River
Special Extended Edition

2009 75 Minutes

Retail $29.95  Your Price - $26.95

Years in the making, the excellent video covers the history of the sport of whitewater paddling.  Pulled from over 100 sources of video and covering 80 years of history, it runs from the wood and canvas canoes of the 1940's to modern roto-molded kayaks.  Many of the movers and shakers of the sport are interviewed and discussed like Bill Masters, Jimmy Holcombe, Bunny Johns, Jesse Whittemore, Jim Snyder, Eric Jackson, and so many more.  The progression of the sport, both in skills, equipment, material, and knowledge are all covered in depth in this fascinating piece of work.

 

All About Kayaking

2006 59 Minutes

Retail $19.95  Yours for $18.95

This basic instructional covers the strokes, gear, experience, mistakes, and lingo of kayaking.  Applicable to any kayak, this video will give beginners a broad understanding of the entire spectrum of kayaking.

 

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The C-1 Challenge - Kent Ford C1

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The Extra Challenge

1990, 1991, 1963, 2001

Retail $22.95  Your Price $19.95

This triple feature DVD includes The C1 ChallengeThe Citizen Racer's Workshop, and the 1963 film Give Us A River.  All this on one DVD!

The C1 Challenge - Decked canoe paddling instruction from former World Champion Kent Ford.

The Citizen Racer's Workshop - The basics of training, mental preparation, boat positioning, and paddle placement for slalom whitewater racing

Give Us a River - Adapted from Bob Belton's 1963 film with current footage, this video is a reminder of the proud heritage of canoesport.

 

 

The
River Runner's
Edge

 2005 104 minutes

Retail $29.95  Your Price - $26.95

Winner of the 2005 NPFF Professional Instructional category, this video unlocks the secrets of competent river running.  Water reading, strategies, strokes, maneuvers, and basic playboating are all presented in a manner that demystifies and enlightens.  Novice and experienced kayakers alike will benefit from this upbeat video.  Bonus chapters include the kayak roll and whitewater safety.

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Check out:
E'J's River Running :: Basics
EJ's River Running :: Advanced

 

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Breakthru!
and
The Kayaker's Edge
DVD Combo!

Retail $29.95  Your Price - $26.95

Two hours of kayak instruction on one DVD!  This disc includes Kent classic "The Kayaker's Edge" and "Breakthru!".  Page down to read about each of them.

 

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The Kayak Roll

2002 55 Minutes

Retail $29.95  Your Price - $26.95

Won Best Instructional Professional at 2002 NPFF

Kent's typical comprehensive instruction teaches a solid, adaptable roll.  It works on playboats, sea kayaks (even with rudders), and sit-on-tops.  Clearly explained techniques and underwater footage make this an effective learning tool.

 

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Another video & book about the kayak roll:
The Bombproof Roll and Beyond!
Grace Under Pressure
E.J.'s Rolling & Bracing
To roll an open canoe:
The Open Canoe Roll

The Kayak Roll - Kent Ford

 

Breakthru - Scott Shipley & Kent Ford Kayak Instruction

 

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Breakthru!

60 minutes

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Three time Olympian and World Cup Champion Scott Shipley teams up with Kent Ford to improve your technique in both river running and playboating.   This video demonstrates over 50 drills, guaranteed to improve anyone's paddling.  Breakthru! covers all essential tools for kayaking strokework, including: forward strokes, carving exercises, aggressive and corrective sweep techniques, finesse and reverse drills.  Break through to the next level of paddling!

Check out some kayaking books:
The Kayaker's Playbook
C&K's Whitewater Kayaking

 

 

IN THE SURF!

59 minutes

Retail $29.95 // Your Price - $26.95

Performance Surf Kayaking covers the basics and beyond including:
getting started in the surf
specialized boat designs
reading the waves
wave evaluation & selection
takeoff spots and advanced rudder techniques
surf zone etiquette

An excellent cross training tape for whitewater paddlers.

Learn from the masters:  Kent Ford, Doug Schwartz, Dan Crandall, Kenny King, Dick Wold, Rusty Sage, Dave Johnson, Richard Schmidt, Brooke Winger & Ric Starr.

In The Surf Kayaking Instruction

 

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Drill Time Solo Playboating II Canoe Instruction ideo

 

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Drill Time  - 50 minutes

Retail $29.95  Your Price - $26.95

Master Instructers Kent Ford, Bob Foote, Olympian Wayne Dickert, and Freestyle Champion Karen Knight demonstrate advanced, but useable paddling techniques for open boating.   Emphasis is on drills that the open canoeist can do to vastly improve boating skills.

Drill Time! completes the highly acclaimed Solo Playboating series.

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Solo Playboating! -

43 minutes

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This fast-paced video reveals the techniques and unlocks the secrets of fun surfing and easy playing.  Advanced stroke techniques, as well as rolling and bracing are demonstrated and explained.  Filmed on the American, Nantahala and Gauley rivers.

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Solo Playboating Canoe Instructional Video Kent Ford

 

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Retendo Freestyle kayak Instruction

 

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Retendo!

59 minutes

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Retendo! demonstrates and explains precision playpaddling, unlocking the secrets to cartwheels, squirt turns, and an array of exciting moves.  You'll learn all the new moves like Whippets, McTwists, Splitwheels, and Screwups.

Animations and other visual tools explain and simplify the most complex moves.  Learn from rodeo stars Scott Shipley, Chris Spelius, Marc Lyle, and others.

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The Kayaker's Edge

58 minutes

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This fast paced video reveals the techniques and unlocks the secrets of smooth surfing and easy playing.  Advanced stroke techniques, as well as rolling and bracing are demonstrated and explained.  Slow motion underwater shots of rolling enhance the presentation.  Enders and sidesurfing are demystified.

DVD Version available in combo DVD above

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The Kayaker's Edge Kayak Instruction

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The C-1 Challenge - Kent Ford C1

The C-1 Challenge

24 minutes

Retail $19.95  Your Price $14.95

This 1990 classic discusses advantages to C-boating over kayaks & open canoes.  It shows the roll, how to outfit the boat, and a number of useful drills and techniques.  Excellent basic C1 instruction.

This tape is now included on The Extra Challenge

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Whitewater Self Defense

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Whitewater Self Defense helps paddlers avoid trouble and deal with unexpected problems. The emphasis is "everyday" river rescue, and fundamental skills every whitewater paddler should know. Includes new and proven safety techniques, without the use of complex systems.

 

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A Good Book to go along with this tape:
Emergency Medical Procedures for the Outdoors

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Performance Sea Kayaking

Retail $29.95 Your Price $26.95

This video covers all aspects of sea kayaking.  From high efficiency strokes to rescue techniques, it's the best choice for a sea kayaking instructional video.  You'll learn basic seamanship, navigation, boat handling, and a host of other important information.

 

 

 

About the demo avi downloads:

The Intel version of the demo file will look much better than the Microsoft version as long as your PC has the drivers needed.

* These files use Intel's Indeo Video Interactive Version 4.3 drivers.  If you don't have them, your system will report an error that says something like "no suitable decompressor available".  If you get this message, click here to get the drivers from Intel free.