Adaptive Canoeing : Canoeing for the Disabled: Stabilizer Floats

Adaptive Canoeing : Canoeing for the Disabled: Stabilizer Floats


Now that we know how the stabilizer floats
work, and how the chosen valley canoe seat works, let’s do a quick demonstration of how
it all works together. My friend Paul is sitting in front with adaptive seating, and I’m in
back. Usually you want to organize the paddlers in this fashion. I have a lot more experience
canoeing than Paul does and so I’m sort of taking the charge of being the steerer of
the canoe and Paul is acting as the motor. And as you can tell, he’s seated very comfortably,
he has a lot of support in his back, on his sides and so he won’t tip out of his chair.
And even if his weight does start to shift, we also have the canoe stabilizers here that
will help us stay upright in the canoe. I love using this system because not only is
it safe and it makes the participant comfortable, and it’s a pretty effective system, but just
knowing that my participant is in this safe, adjustable seat as well as using these canoe
stabilizer floats, it also gives me a lot more confidence in my skills as well. And
so putting all three of these systems together, it just makes for an enjoyable experience.

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