Hydrospeed is a new discipline that will excite you.
You will be on board a kind of snow bob, designed to deal with the descent of the river and using fins as the “engine”, you will have lot of fun completely immersed in water.
POSITION TO TAKE ON THE BOB
The correct position to take on the bob is obtained by forming an angle of 90 ° with the elbow, that will later be placed on top of the bob in the special groove that hosts the arm. The head must be well raised while on the bob in order to maintain good visibility and, at the same time, to avoid crashing your face on the bob in the presence of gaps or holes.
The maneuvers in hydrospeed turn out to be quite unnatural for the beginners. With a minimum of effort, they can be easily absorbed, and if they are duly understood, they ensure even to the beginners great fun. To steer the bob in the water use your elbows.
RIGHT AND LEFT
Once in the water with the tip of the bob facing to the valley (in the direction of the current) and you want to turn right (remember that the orographic right or left of a river is always to be considered looking at the valley of the river itself). We have to direct the tip of the bob in the direction desired, (to the right in this case), while maintaining more or less an angle of 45° compared to the line of current, and pushing (making pressure) on the left elbow. In this way the belly of the bob, (the bottom of the bob in direct contact with the water), will rise slightly and will allow the drift of the bob to harness the power of the current, that will finally help us to reach the set point. Essential is however finning until the end of the entire maneuver.
To turn left, the technique to be adopted is the same, we must direct the tip of the bob to the left, while maintaining an angle of 45 ° compared to the line of current, pushing on the right elbow and continue finning until the end of the maneuver.
It is not difficult, just follow the instructions of the Guide you’ll impart before and during the trip. You will even learn some amusing developments such as surfing, the candles, the Eskimo and … the rest is to be discovered!