15 Roll with Arms Crossed

The Roll with Arms Crossed is basically the same as a Storm roll. With the arms crossed I can't lean forward as much and it is difficult to get a good sweep. When I first tried this roll I only used a pry to recover, now I work to get more of a sweep. 

There are two ways to set up, with the hand towards the bow on top or under the aft arm/hand. Some judges require the bow hand to be under the aft hand as this is quite a bit harder. I do the harder variant as the first roll in the video above and the easier one after that. I think you can see the more upright roll first as the arms locks me in that position. It is good standard to hold up my hands after the finished roll to show the judge that the arms are indeed crossed. 

Judges note:
<Check with local rules or judge how to cross your arms.>

This article was updated on 24/04/02

David Täng

<p>David is a Rolling Lunatic! That is; he is a member of the Kayak club called "The Rolling Lunatics" or "Rolltokarna". David builds qajaqs and greenland paddles for himself and for some close friends. In 2022 he finished third in the Danish Greenland Rolling Championships (336p). In 2023 he won both the Danish (348p) and Swedish Greenland Rolling Championships (370p).  Favourite quote: "A wet David is a happy David!" He lives on the west coast of Sweden, in Onsala south of Gothenburg. He is a dedicated Judo player (Nidan) as well as a Windfoil surfer. I'd love to hear from you. You can reach me on: david.o.tang@gmail.com</p>