freestyle expert, Karen Knight, at an LL Beans event. Upon invitation
Karen agreed to try one of Platt's canoes in Wiscasset Harbor.
Though Karen seemed a little indifferent about the experience,
Platt was very surprised to see how quickly she could spin the
canoe around in the water - and without capsizing it! Her turns
and stunts happened faster than the camera could fire. Below is
a sequence of images that sort of demonstrates some of her freestyling.
is for sure - if you get into a canoe with someone who banks up
on one foot and one knee with a firm vertical grip on the paddle
- you'd better hang on!