2 Chest Sculling

I thought chest sculling was a piece of cake, then I started checking what I need to do to get the two points. First of all I need to scull, previously I simply used a pry to recover. To be able to scull all the way up and not rely on a pry is not hard but different and it requires other skills. Second I need to lay down over the front deck, since it's so easy I just sit straight up but that is bad form and not a low brace or chest sculling. 

As I teach - I tell my students to keep the qajaq as flat as possible on the surface and that is good for being able to have a stable low brace. Now this manoeuvre isn't only a low brace, its a chest scull. To get points for a chest scull I need to show the judge that I have complete control of my qajaq. This means that I need to tip it over passed 90 degrees - and possibly more than once. I get the support from sculling, not a face down float and a pry. 

Finally this manoeuvre is great for practicing good form, as the rolls get harder. A forceful leg drive, better sweep etc. 

Judges note: 
The kayak must be tipped over so that at least half the deck is submerged. 

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>