This month I treated myself to the Jackson Levator GoPro pole. The main reason being I wanted to see what I looked like while I was paddling. I have become a bit of a perfectionist recently so I hope to use it for a bit of self-coaching. From this run I know I used a sneaky back stroke (excluding backbarrow) which annoyed me, can you spot it? . It will also give me another angle for any upcoming vids I make.
Overall, I am impressed with the set up. A few points that I have noticed from today:
1) When you think the pole it is tight enough, tighten it some more.
2) You can’t back deck roll with it fitted (going over on left rolling up on right). So if you are like me and this is your go to roll it could become a bit of a pain.
3) May not be suited to the tighter more over grown rivers/becks of the Lake District.
Here is the vid of my solo run.
*not happy with my line through Backbarrow, I was too central which caused me to be kicked left. Definately not ideal if there was more water in the river.