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The hip-flick, (sometimes called the hip-snap), is a technique used in kayaking to rotate the boat around its longest axis. It is fundamental to all kayaking techniques that return the boat to upright after a capsize,[1] such as the eskimo roll and eskimo rescue.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Paddling your sea kayak:The hip flick / hip snap". kayarchy.co.uk. Kayarchy. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Mark Dykeman; Kevin Redmond. "Unit 9: Sea Kayaking Lesson 3 Kayak Rolling". humankinetics.com. Human Kinetics. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Recovery basics". kayakpaddling.net. KayakPaddling.net.