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Doubles Whitewater [electronic resource]: Path of the Paddle

National Film Board of Canada
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Running rapids will always be a calculated risk. But risk diminishes with skill and knowledge. In Doubles Whitewater, a film by famed canoeist Bill Mason, two canoeists paddling double demonstrate how to read the rapids, plan a course, and follow it in complete control of the boat, using the basic paddling strokes. The strokes can be used in endless combination to reduce the risk of whitewater canoeing and increase the sheer joy and exuberance of a whitewater run.
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28 min.
11 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 28, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Path of the Paddle
Bill Mason's Path of the Paddle
Path of the Paddle
  • Credits: Doubles Whitewater: Path of the Paddle (0:48)
  • Reading the Water (4:13)
  • Back Ferry Technique (2:26)
  • Importance of Strategy (2:46)
  • Dangerous Rapids Ahead (4:11)
  • Eddy Turn/Setting Technique (2:14)
  • Safe Landing in the Current (2:27)
  • Moving the Canoe Downstream (1:43)
  • Single Canoeist Strategy (2:36)
  • Making Camp (3:54)
  • Credits: Doubles Whitewater: Path of the Paddle (0:09)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c1977.
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  • 52061s Films Media Group
  • 52065 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (28 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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