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Re: I have to agree
In Response To: I have to ask ...... ()

: Given that an Eskimo Roll is significantly faster and less strenuous than any
: kind of reentry, and that exposure to the water during a reentry equals
: exposure to hypothermia, I find myself confused over the advise you have
: received from your friends. It's a given that a loaded kayak is moderately
: more difficult to roll than an unloaded one, but certainly it's only a
: finesse issue. The more heavily laden boat will require a slower and more
: powerful technique, but it is not a significantly more difficult task.

I have to agree with you. A reenry in flat water is hard once your hands are cold and wet. In rough water it may become impossible quickly.

But as they say ...

any recovery is better than none.