I need to learn to Eskimo roll in my current kayak, a Perception Expression 15. When I bought this Kayak I did research and saw several people complaining that the seat back is too high to Eskimo roll making self rescue near impossible. Can anyone tell me why this is so?
I’m going to take a class next spring to learn to do the roll and other self rescue attempts, but if it’s going to be impossible I don’t want to waste my money. I can see the high seat back making it hard to reenter your kayak if you fall out or dump, but if you are just rolling it over I am struggling to see how the high seat back will keep you from doing so.
I really enjoy the comfort of the high seat back, I will change it if I feel like it’s in my best interest. I did try to dump and reenter at the lake this summer, and I was never successful at reentering, but I also never made it up to the seat, so I can’t blame the seat back.