Solo Playboating (英語) ペーパーバック – 1997/12
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The Solo Playboating workbook explains of dozens of exercises that show how to improve your canoe paddling. These drills will help you avoid bad habits that arise from improper practice, so you can eliminate years of learning by trial and error. Improve your control and confidence, get longer surfs, and have more fun on the river, guaranteed! Best when used with one or both companion videos.
Kent Fords highly acclaimed books, videos and instruction has made him one of the most recognized paddlers in whitewater sport worldwide. Kents unique background includes twenty years of international whitewater racing and coaching, combined with similar experience teaching recreational boating to all levels of paddlers. His ten videos and books on paddlesports have influenced the education of tens of thousands of paddlers. Kents paddling resume includes ten years as an instructor and several as manager for the Nantahala Outdoor Center, which is the largest canoe/kayak school in the World. A member of the U.S. Whitewater Team almost every year since 1977, Kent posted several top 7 finishes in World Championships and is a several time National Champion, and was twice World Champion in C-1 slalom team. He worked as the public address announcer at the last two Olympics and several World Chapionships. Kent is the technical producer of ten instructional books and videos known worldwide as the best instructional videos in outdoor sports. These include: Retendo!, The Kayaker's Edge, Solo Playboating!, Performance Sea Kayaking, and Performance Mountain Biking.
A veteran of over 300 rivers in 25 countries, Kent has been a member of expeditions to the Soviet Union, Costa Rica, Turkey, and Mexico.
Kent holds a BS. in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University and resides in Durango, Colorado.