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Sea Kayaking Fundamentals Instructional Video Show Me How Videos
Actor: Peter Casson
Director: Stephen Showalter
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Sports
NR     2007     1hr 2min


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Actor: Peter Casson
Director: Stephen Showalter
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Sports
Sub-Genres: Kayaking, Educational, Sports
Studio: Show Me How Videos
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 08/13/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 2min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Lacking in the Essentials
Timothy Williams | Atlantic Ocean, USA | 12/29/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)

"This video appears on a stage already well represented by some top performers such as Nigel Foster, Wayne Horodowich (University of Sea Kayaking), Ken Whiting, and Kent Ford. These kayak instructors have provided well-produced, professionally edited videos that draw from their rich personal experiences and from sound teaching method. They cover the treated topics well, and give rich detail, important in the video format for later review. They all use step-by-step progression, and model techniques and strokes in a clear, slow, and expert manner. I highly recommend them.

This video, on the other hand, lacks the polish readily apparent in the above authors' works. It is unclear who the author of this presentation is, but it's doubtful they have much training as a teacher. The techniques presented are done so with a lack of crispness and detail necessary when teaching, and especially needed when addressing a novice or beginner to the sport.

I found one of the most distracting elements to be the music soundtrack, which is a combination of honky-tonk piano and bizarre sounds that lend themselves more to a children's cartoon program than an instructional video. Turning the music down then prevents one from hearing the voice track, necessary in this form of presentation.

This video's producers might do well to review some of the above-mentioned authors' DVD series (available at Amazon) and attempt to copy them on their next attempt. This video might have been more impressive a dozen years ago, when sea kayaking video instruction was in its infancy. It just can't compete for value as an instructional tool in its present form, with so many excellent competitors available."
Sea Worthy
T. A. Verica | California | 03/10/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This video is a simple but careful and informative guide for those interested in pursuing the joy of kayaking. I recommended to anyone whose hears the call and wants to experience the passion of kayaking on the sea to learn the most effective techniques and while keeping safety in mind."
Sea Kayaking Fundamentals
Joanne Showalter | 03/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"We found this video to be not only educational and informative,
but enjoyable for our entire family. I'm looking forward to purchasing
Peter Casson's other video.

Very helpful video
Pamela Grant | West Coast | 03/10/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Show me How Videos has produced another great "how-to" in "Sea Kayaking Fundamentals". This was a great introduction for me, a newcomer to kayaking. I found it well scripted and easy to follow. Looking forward to more!"