I did a lot less rolling during this last pool session with Dubside. I spent most of the time spotting my friend Dick as he worked through the standard Greenland roll in his Pygmy Arctic Tern. Yeah, it was definitely "spotting" -- I certainly wouldn't call it "instructing". It seemed like there were quite a few people there just being introduced to Greenland Style. As you can see, some even chose to bring their Euroblades.
Dubside and Tom spent most of the time standing in the pool giving personal instruction. They had planned to have these pool sessions every month, but there has been enough interest that now they are having them every two weeks. They only ask for $10 to help pay for the pool rental fee. The schedule is listed on Dubside's website. If you are local and interested in stopping by sometime, ask to be put on their emailing list. Just don't forget to bring some beer and chips or whatever for the potluck afterwards.
The pool session was the first time I got to try out my Big Stick, a 30 inch norsaq. I guess I should call it a rolling stick rather than a norsaq, because it's embarassingly long and can't function as a harpoon throwing board. By the way, did you know that there is no limit specified for norsaq length in the Greenland National Kayaking Championship? I made it to practice the forward recovery rolls, norsamik masikkut and norsamik kingukkut. With the Big Stick I can slow down my roll and rely less on power, but it's still very mechanical and inconsistent. I'm going to need a whole lot more practice.