One of the keys to a solid Standard Greenland roll seems to be the ability to lean on to the back deck of your kayak. Being somewhat inflexible this takes some execise and determination. I could only wish for a nice lean like this. Amanda practicing last summer. By the way, she learned to roll in only a few hours.
From his pipe the smoke ascending
Filled the sky with haze and vapor,
Filled the air with dreamy softness,
Gave a twinkle to the water,
Touched the rugged hills with smoothness,
Brought the tender Indian Summer
To the melancholy north-land,
In the dreary Moon of Snow-shoes.
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow