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New Dagger Playboats, Jackson Kayaks, Wavesport Kayaks, and Liquid Logic Kayaks or Playboats require intermediate kayaking skill tips that you can learn from a qualified American Canoe Association Kayak Instructor. If you want to learn how to loop a kayak, you have to learn how to bow stall a kayak first. If you want to learn how to spin a kayak on a wave, you have to make sure you have good sweep strokes that use your torso muscles. These kayak playboating tips take a long time to master and kayak rolling and playboating videos or DVDs can't give you the feedback a really good instructor can. The Potomac River near Washington DC has really great whitewater rapids for park and play. In fact there is always a river feature available to learn on thanks to the volume of water in the Potomac River Gorge. A sweet level for playboating at the Virginia Chute and Maryland Chute on the Potomac is 3.7 on the Little Falls Gauge. 5.7 is sweet too for Center Chute. DC is a paradise for park and play whitewater playboaters. Welcome! You'll make lots of new friends!