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Teaching myself to roll

After watching Shawn, Andy, and Chris Cunningham at R2K, I went out to the local lake yesterday to see what I could do. I can roll down, and then up, on both sides with the paddlefloat. I need to get the sweep, and the setup a little better. I think it's the C to C roll. I notice Andy's comment about shoulder injuries being common, apparently I am putting too much weight on the float (or just need to work out a little).

What are some good excercises to do for the shoulders this week, and any tips for next weekend?