How to do a Double Pump in flat water- Nick's Kayaking Tips and Tricks

The Double Pump is a great way to start your flatwater cartwheel or initiate a bow stall. I breakdown on the techniques and stroked used, as well as some common mistakes for the Double Pump. I hope this helps you get your first Double Pump and get vertical in the flatwater.


  1. Dianne DeMille on December 8, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    Hey Nick, thanks for video! Is this move harder in a Rockstar compared to something more slicier? I’m guessing yes. Any tips for a smaller paddler in a Rockstar? Do I have to muscle and edge it more? Have a hard time with this one!

  2. Jay Dixon on December 8, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    Great video

  3. Easton Rough on December 8, 2020 at 9:42 pm

    Cheers, after watching this video and focusing on the troubleshooting tips something clicked and I can now double pump!

  4. Paul Brower on December 8, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    I’m curious if there is some edge transitioning that must take place once the bow goes down as mine often pops back out. Your next video could be what to do once you get onto the bow or how to progress onto a flat water cartwheel. Thanks for adding the troubleshooting tips. Can’t wait to get back into the pool.

  5. Ranger77 on December 8, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    ….and you’re going to land on your head @1:02 🤣🤣🤙🤙

  6. Sam Perkins on December 8, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    A Bow stall tips and tricks would be useful

  7. Alex Bunn on December 8, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    Another thing I’d say is that if you go too far back on the bow up stroke it can throw you off balance

    Luckily I’m past this stage and a couple years back got the bow stall without the first half of the double pump, not very useful, just fun to challenge others with

  8. eriksendaniel on December 8, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    The Party trick and flatwater cartwheels would be awesome

  9. channel removed on December 8, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    There are plenty of videos on kickflips off waves but make a video of the move similar to a kickflip but land 180° and more of a freewheel.

  10. Sean Gregan on December 8, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    Thanks I got it now

  11. Lredski ‘s on December 8, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    upon going into bow stall, i typically get shot back into a stern stall. i can’t find how to hold or even get into the bow stall, any tips?

  12. Compix on December 8, 2020 at 10:20 pm

    Thank you, Nick.
    >> Flatwater space godzilla
    >> How to make flatewater loops aeirial

  13. Doug Cabell on December 8, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    The Double Pump is a Natural Ability. Be thankful IF you have it

  14. jeremyrevis on December 8, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    I’ve had a lot of trouble with bow initiations, but I’ll remember your tips next time I’m on the water.

  15. Travers Hehnen on December 8, 2020 at 10:28 pm

    Funny I was in the background failing to cartwheel

  16. Jonas Sattler on December 8, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    Nice 🤣🙈

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