This kayaker shows you 5 crazy freestyle tricks

Freestyle kayaking can be very dynamic – and very hard to follow. What move did he do? Find out.
By Josh Sampiero

Dane Jackson is without a doubt one of the best freestyle kayakers in the world – but what does that exactly mean? It means he can do tricks like nose blunts, McNastys, and Air Screws at will. Now what does THAT mean? Watch the video below to find out.

Dane Jackson’s kayak trickology

© Dane Jackson

The first thing that's apparent? None of these moves are easy – and all of them require lots of practice, a keen sense for what the river's doing, timing, and of course, years of experience.


Dane Jackson during a kayak sesh
Dane shows off his winning smile at GoPro Games © Dane Jackson

Thankfully, Dane's got all these in spades – after all, the boat he's paddling bears his name. His father Eric, one of freestyle kayaking's pioneer paddlers, started the company back in 2003 in Sparta, Tennessee. So when we say Dane grew up on a kayak, we mean it.

And how good is Dane? We'll see at the Kayak Freestyle World Championships on the Ottowa River in late October.

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