Path of the Paddle: Solo Basic

This short film from canoeist Bill Mason illustrates the joy and poetry of paddling solo. All the basic strokes used to control the canoe are rendered with perfect clarity through animated lines.

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Film Credits

Bill Mason
Bill Mason
Bill Mason
William Brind
executive producer
Colin Low
Ken Buck
Blake James
Bev Davidson
sound editing
John Knight
Larry Crosley
Michel Descombes

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  • Benjy

    “I would have loved to have met Bill before he passed on. I have watched this video a couple of times and always learn something every time I watch it. I used to use the goon stroke all the time until seeing this video. I used the j-stroke on the Lower French River and it is by far a faster paddle stroke.” — Benjy, 4 Aug 2010

  • Stevo

    “Instructional paddle books just don't do it for me. This is the first time I have been able to see how the different strokes work. A wonderful film for novice paddlers like myself.” — Stevo, 30 Apr 2010

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