I have had a pretty reliable roll for more than 20 years. Not now.
I concentrate on the following:
- Knee pressure on the brace.
- Curling the non-working hand toward my chin, i.e., not punching out.
- Initial sweep direction.
- Sweeping with body, not arms.
- Head position.
- Wrists bent forward at start, and back at finish.
The problem is I cannot keep all this in mind at the same time. My paddle tends to dive. I temporarily switched to an extended paddle (Pawletta) roll, so I do the exact same roll with my GP, Euro, wing, all unfeathered.
Yesterday, for example, I went into 4 ft water with the GP and did 6 ugly but successful rolls in a row. The GP just hit the bottom each time. Very annoying.
I am much better with the extended Euro rather than the GP, and even better with the wing, which does not dive at all.