Canoe & Kayak Sports - Fun on the Water with History

The sport of canoeing is widespread and finds more and more sports enthusiasts who want to venture into the water with pleasure. Canoeing is generally distinguished between the kayak and the Canadian canoe. The kayak is usually closed at the top and is propelled by a double paddle. It originated in Greenland and was already used by the Inuit for hunting as a fast, maneuverable boat. The modern kayak varies greatly in appearance because its shape adapts to the particular use: There are sea kayaks for the open sea, rodeo kayaks for whitewater, hiking kayaks for long tours on inland waters, or racing kayaks, which are used for races and glide extremely fast through the water due to their shape. The canoe, on the other hand, is an open canoe that is ridden with a paddle. Many people immediately imagine a canoe when they hear the term canoe.

The Canadian finds its origin in North America. There, the indigenous people first built such boats and used them to transport large loads as well as for hunting and fishing. This type of canoe also comes in a wide variety of designs - depending on the area of use (e.g. canoe hiking, canoe racing). Most recreational athletes probably use the canoe to take a boat trip with friends or family in calmer rivers and waters.

At Rehband you will find sports bandages and neoprene bandages for water sports, which will make your next tour more pleasant, protect you from injuries, or even prevent them from occurring in the first place.

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Canoeing - a sport without risk?

There is hardly any sport that can be practiced entirely without any risk of injury. However, the injuries that occur in the context of canoeing are rather minor. Since the person practicing kayaking usually has his or her legs positioned or stretched out in front of him or her, injuries to the lower extremities tend to be less common. Injuries to these parts of the body usually only occur when you are forced to leave the canoe, for example, to reach the shore or to carry the boat a short distance to move it. However, if you have injured your ankle or knee, a neoprene ankle brace or a neoprene knee brace can help you to resume your sport even though you may still feel instability in the joint. The compression of the neoprene brace will give you the security you need, and the neoprene will provide additional warmth, which is especially nice for an injured joint in colder waters.

Particular injuries while practicing canoeing in a canoe or kayak occur mostly in the wrists, elbows and shoulders. Head injuries are not very common. The canoeist contracts these mainly when the kayak is guided through rapids or white water and capsizes, for example, due to the canoeist's inattention. A canoe bandage can help protect particularly vulnerable parts of the body from injury.

A water sports Bandage for support

The use of a kayak bandage can help in kayaking, for example, to support and stabilize the wrists, which are particularly stressed by the paddling movement. Tendinitis can heal more easily with the help of a modern and ergonomically adapted wrist bandage. If a bruise, strain or overuse of the joints, tendons or ligaments of the upper extremities has occurred during canoeing, special bandages can help by stabilizing the corresponding area. By the way, you don't have to be afraid that the sports bandage will restrict you and hinder your movements. If you pay attention to the correct fit, a very high wearing comfort is guaranteed. Our size charts will help you with this. So if you buy the right size, then nothing can go wrong and nothing stands in the way of a relaxing time on the water.

Neoprene Sport Supports as a warming factor

When you're out with your kayak or canoe, it can get colder. Either because you are not one of those water sports enthusiasts who only go out when the weather is nice, or because the body of water you are on is very cold - e.g. a mountain stream. Here your body is exposed to special demands. In order not to lose the fun, warming neoprene bandages or thermal clothing can help you a lot. Not only that they protect your body from cooling down, but they can also prevent unpleasant strains caused by cooled muscles. Rehband offers you various products that are made of high-quality neoprene and are particularly suitable for water sports. If you are on the sea, however, it is advisable to rinse your Rehband neoprene bandage or thermal clothing with fresh water after your paddling session, as salt water can reduce the durability of the material in case of frequent contact with neoprene.