Fist of Boof - Land on a Stroke

Boof with stroke on one side, land with stroke on the other

Land on a Stroke
Technique with Sensei Stafford
Photos by Spencer Mauk

Today's lesson is short and simple. It really is a simple concept yet when done correctly it can enhance the effectiveness of multiple areas of your boof. Below is a sequence of Boof Leroy to help illustrate the technique. Land on a stroke. The ideal is to take a stroke on one side of your boat and to land with a stroke on the opposite side. This is not a technique for large waterfalls, which we should not be boofing in general anyway.

By focusing on your follow through, you allow three major components of your boof to be completed almost effortlessly. The first is your torso rotation. The further you wind up the more momentum you have to take a stroke on the opposite side when you unwind. Second, spotting your landing. When you uncork and lean forward for your follow through stroke, it will most certainely be easier to see your landing zone, and thirdly, landing in control. When you land on a stroke your are much less likely to roll, and much more likely to be leaning forward and moving in your desired direction, ready for the next stroke.

Torso rotation

Grab some water, i.e. ready for take-off


Spot your landing and pull through, i.e. launch


Use your uncorked torso rotation to be lined up on the opposite side for a stroke upon landing. Ideally leaning a bit more forward than Boof Leroy here

Land on that stroke feeling balanced and poised

Ride off into the sunset



What do you think? Leave a comment

All comments are moderated before being published

About Us

We're a group of whitewater kayak, raft, and stand up paddleboard enthusiasts committed to stocking the highest-quality gear and deliver it to you as quickly as possible.

Learn more about us

Don't Forget About These

What else are we up to?

View all
Whitewater Kayak Paddle Buying Guide

Whitewater Kayak Paddle Buying Guide

Jonny Ortiz
Choosing the right paddle for whitewater kayaking can be daunting with all the available paddle options to consider. We are here to help! ...
All Aboard the Love Boat!

All Aboard the Love Boat!

Benjamin Thornton

Have you ever had a tough time convincing your family that your black eye isn't that big of a deal? Or spent an hour explaining to your Tinder date the difference between "homeless" and "houseless," just so they would understand why you brought them back to a tent in the woods? 

If you answered yes to either of these things, hopefully this blog can help avoid some of those awkward conversations! 

In Case You Missed It: Liquidlogic Hot Whip and Pyranha Firecracker sales dominate Jackson Kayak Antix 2

In Case You Missed It: Liquidlogic Hot Whip and Pyranha Firecracker sales dominate Jackson Kayak Antix 2

Jonny Ortiz
In this blog, we'll explore how the Firecracker takes the lead in performance, while the Hot Whip stands out as a top-value choice. Additionally, we'll throw the ol' Jackson Kayak Antix 2 into the mix for a comprehensive comparison of the top players in this dynamic niche!