Posts Tagged ‘tulik’

I am adding fuel to the fire of debate with this post.

Bubble Street 12 Feb 2008

Greenland paddlers like to say we “qajaq”.¬† We sometimes wear a tulik that make us look like a talking seal.¬† The paddle we use looks like a thin-down two by four piece of lumber.¬† We prefer to play between the edge of where air and water meet.¬† It is totally “Old School”. And for some it is all about the show of rolling.

Is going Green’ a cult?¬† By definition it is.¬† One of the common definitions of cult is “An exclusive group of persons sharing an esoteric, usually artistic, or intellectual interest”.¬† The rejecting of modern technology to embrace the technology of history is the sine qua non of relating to the water in a way that land lovers may never understand.

In the next few posts I will share with you why I am a Greenland style paddler.  The logic behind why I see value in paddling with several styles of paddles.  And why I enjoy teaching this traditional style of kayaking to Florida paddlers who want to improve their paddling form and feel of the water.  РJeff