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Published on May 30th, 2023 | by Kayak Session

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Cobra Flop (Entry #10 Beaters For All 2023)

Follow Shane Simoneaux working on his waterfall freestyle at Rock Island, the perfect training ground! Heres one outtake from his Cobra Flip attempts…

« A day at rock island always provides safe spots for progressing your waterfall freestyle. The cobra flip is an extremely committing trick that requires all gas no breaks. After shooting for the trick, I just didn’t have enough commitment and went straight onto my head and had an epic auto eject. After a puppy swim with my kayak and paddle, I was pushed into an eddy with a self rescue. Good times! »

By: Shane Simoneaux

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Disclaimer: Originally, we created the Beater For All Video Contest with fun beaters in mind (kayakers getting worked and swimming out of it (or not…) with a smile. However, we have been receiving more and more videos showing scary & sketchy situations, some being real close calls. This created a debate among us, enriched by comments from viewers: should we or should we not show those videos? By encouraging and magnifying carnage and beatering, do we promote it? Do viewers forget the dangers of kayaking? We think otherwise. We came to the conclusion that those videos can be educative and show how dangerous the sport of whitewater kayaking can be, and how nasty and quickly can a situation turn from funny to bad. By showing those videos, we firmly believe that these can create discussions and a space for exchange about what could/should have been done to avoid such situations, which will ultimately lead to increases in safety and river knowledge. Note, we never show videos in which people would get hurt badly, or even worse, showing fatal accidents. Last but least, the videos are submitted by their authors, most time the « victims » themselves. NB, We do not poach videos.

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