Kayaking Technique Forum

Find advice on all aspects of kayaking and using small boats on big water

Risk Minimization?

Any opinions on the most important factor or factors, i.e.: judgement, skills, skill development, equipment, experience, knowledge, more experienced kayaking partners, a cautious nature, cross training, etc. for minimizing the risks associated with kayaking as an individual progresses from a novice-intermediate-advanced-to expert or with kayakers from certain age groups, physical abilities or personality types? Any opinions? Of course, any sage or not so sage advice in this area could help many of us enjoy the benefits of kayaking for a life time...