Monday, July 23, 2007

Firsts!!


The plan was to meet up with Liza and some folks for a Saturday morning fitness paddle, but I had a minor injury to my right hand at work. I didn't know how I'd hold up for the fitness paddle, so I opted for some easy paddling on Bush Lake instead. I met up with Ron S. from Novorca Paddles with a plan to work on some rolls. Both Ron and I had a "first" on Saturday ... I hit my first Storm Roll, Ron S. hit his first offside Narsaq Roll! I also came so very close to my first Narsaq Roll, I had it up ... just a quick snap might have saved it, but it still was a very good day! Not to stop with first times for the weekend, I was coaching Jill W on Sunday afternoon, and she was able to get three real solid rolls in a row. So we've got another roller ... way to go Jill!

5 comments:

Jill W said...

All compliments go to RON on his perseverence with this slow student! For the record, my slowness in hitting the rolls is NOT a reflection on Ron's teaching ... he's patient, eager & observant of all details. I honestly think Ron was as excited as I was when I hit the roll yesterday.

Although I'm not sure I can call myself a "roller" yet, I sure do feel that I'm getting closer.

Thanks Ron ... THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!

Ron said...

Hey Jill ... those were good rolls, I know you have it figured out this time. Was a fun time working with you. I figure I'd get some culinary coaching along the way too!!

Alex said...

congrats to you, ron, and jill!

DaveO said...

I knew she'd figure it out! Given past experiences I figured she would be very comfortable upside down ;). Also, having seen firsthand her mastery of the half roll it was only a matter of time before she added the last half.

Silbs said...

Well done all around. Now send Alex to QAJAQ camp to teach me some of that stuff :)