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Even if you know how to backdeck roll, you’ll want to watch this video for a modified version. The rule is simple, stay in the box and keep your elbows down. If you do that, the backdeck roll is faster, safer, and even better for shallow water and rocks than any other type of roll. In this video, I’ll not only teach you how to do the standard backdeck roll, but I’ll also teach you a modified version that I’ve used for decades in some of the biggest, hardest, and scariest whitewater in the world, safely. Even more, I’ll demonstrate how to use it when the hits keep coming in shallow water, just don’t forget those elbow pads.

This video is for people who already know how to roll. If you’re still just learning how to roll, I highly recommend you check out the Rolling Basics video here: