• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

I am going to look at the different types of equipment that are need for people who are beginners of kayaking and also the more advanced kayakers.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Equipment for Kayaking I am going to look at the different types of equipment that are need for people who are beginners of kayaking and also the more advanced kayakers. The different types of equipment I am going to look at are * Paddles * Buoyancy aid * Helmets Paddlers There are different types of paddles that can be used by people who are at different skill levels. The beginner should use a basic shaped paddle, which can be used in different circumstances but not in strong waters like for whitewater kayaking. There are 3 different points that you need to consider before you buy a paddle and they are 1. Blade length and shape. 2. Shaft length and shape. 3. The materials used to construct the paddle. Before you do choose the paddle it is important that you what type of paddling you will be doing as this will help determine what type of paddle is the right one for you. You also need to work it out with your height and body strength, and also the width and length of your kayak. The Blade length and shape The paddle blades can come in different shapes they can be long, short, narrow, wide, feathered, unfeathered, symmetrical, asymmetrical, spooned or dihedral. ...read more.

Middle

Gold anodized takedown shaft has comfortable foam grips. * 6" x 20" spoon blade delivers superior power. Push-button takedown. * Lengths: (in inches) 84, 90, 96. * Shaft Diameter: 1". * Weight: 45OZ (90") * Price �45.99 Helmets When you go kayaking it is very important that you wear a helmet in case you get in to any difficulty, and hit in to anything with your head as this can cause serious health and injury problems while you are in the water. When you go to buy a helmet it is important that you look at the important factors which are 1. Make sure that you buy a brand new helmet 2. Make sure that the helmet is a recognised type and has had a safety check taken on it When you have or are choosing a helmet it is important that you. Do's * Make sure that your helmet fits properly. It should be level and rest solidly an the head (snug enough so that when you rock it back and forth it doesn't fall over your eye's.) * Make sure that the helmet isn't too tight so don't let it pinch, create hot spots or pressure points on your head. * Upgrade you helmets every few years, as plastic can break down over time. ...read more.

Conclusion

* A 40mm waist belt with quick release buckle, plastic non-clog zip and elasticated sides. * Brightly coloured affordable buoyancy aid. * This buoyancy aid costs Splash Buoyancy Aid �32.00 * It is important that every one who goes kayaking wears some kind of buoyancy aid. (http://www.lifejackets-uk.co.uk/product-pages/csr-splash.htm) The next kind of buoyancy aid I am going to look at is a more expensive type as it is for some one who likes to go kayaking more frequently as it is a more hard wearing buoyancy aid. * This is a hard wearing type of aid as it is for more frequent use. * This cost �68 from the Internet (http://www.lifejackets-uk.co.uk/product-pages/csr-splash.htm) Yak Zambezi This kind of aid is more advanced as is has a heavier float in it. People who are going kayaking down the rapids and the people mainly use this. * This buoyancy aid costs �119.95 this is because it is more advanced and is made to help people in the deeper waters. * It has a elastic band around to help hold it secure * It is still brightly coloured so people can see you while you are in the water. * This aid has lots of different places that you can put things in it for example a whistle so if you do get in to any danger it is easier for you to try and get help. (carlislecanoes.co.uk) Hannah Watson 1 ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Resistant Materials section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Resistant Materials essays

  1. The Effect of Different Types of Insulation on Heat Retention

    This maybe because it cannot cause the restriction of heat. It may, however, be a good conductor as it is absorbing heat very quickly as the particles are transferring heat energy at a very fast rate. Even though it is the worst insulator out of the materials I used in

  2. EFFECT OF MOISTURE ON THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF NYLON

    8 H-[HN(CH2)7 CO]n- OH Conj. 9 H-[HN(CH2)8 CO]n- OH Conj. 11 H-[HN(CH2)10 CO]n- OH Comm. 12 H-[HN(CH2)11 CO]n- OH Comm. 13 H-[HN(CH2)12 CO]n- OH Conj. IDENTIFICATION OF TYPE OF NYLON Rapid Identification Using Fisher-Johns Melting, Specific Gravity & Solubility Determining the Fisher-Johns "melting point", "specific gravity", and solubility behavior frequently does the identification of the most common chemical type of Nylon.

  1. am going do this by going to different shops and checking the prices of ...

    CM 19780 CM Heater 95 CM 127 CM 12065 CM Window 170 CM 104 CM 156860 CM FORMULA AREA= LENGTH X WIDTH CHECK/ESTIMATE WALLS HEIGTH/LENGTH WIDTH AREA 1 200cm 350 cm 7000 cm 2 200 cm 120 cm 24000 cm 3 200 cm 130 cm 26000cm 4 200 cm 120

  2. This case history documents events that occurred at the Markham coal colliery in Derbyshire, ...

    We can see all elements met the specified chemical composition. Each element value of brake rod steel lie within the ranges of BS 970:1947 for En 8 steel. Metallographic examination also revealed the secondary cracks present at thread roots close to the main fracture plane and inclusions were present in the steel.

  1. We have been asked to redesign the conveyor belt system on a Cold Milling ...

    The take-up Mounting the take-up proved to be a tricky job due to the C-section facing outward. To overcome this problem we cut the top part of the C-section off, this only needed to be a 400mm section. Now the take-up can be mounted onto the frame.

  2. Investigate and evaluate the differences and similarities in the key features in planning the ...

    Approved Contractors have been assessed as being capable of carrying out safe, quality work to the required standards. If a problem arises between an N.I.C.E.I.C. Approved Contractor and his customer concerning electrical safety standards, the N.I.C.E.I.C. Complaints Procedure and Guarantee of Standards Scheme ensures a thorough investigation.

  1. Communication of Safety In the Design Phase.

    found that communication was the most important factor affecting safety performance on construction sites and second most important affecting the company as a whole. In summary the 1997 CIRIA report indicates that there is increased awareness of H&S issues as a result of increased planning, control and behavioural changes.

  2. Six sigma methology for solving automotive engineering problems.

    The three configurations shown are needed to provide different sized drivers of a vehicle the required visibility and the comfort. This requirement is normally stated as the required "H-point" travel of the seat in Z and X co-ordinate axes as shown in Fig.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work