So far we've discussed avoidance techniques, use of your boat as a launching platform, and aggressive swimming pushing over the strainer. The later works reasonably well on small diameter branches, what if the branch is over a foot in diameter? This is where the Canadian Log Roll technique becomes a viable option.
- Slow down for a soft landing with your feet on the large diameter strainer
- Arch your back to enable your body to plane on the water surface
- Once stable, shuffle your feet along the log to reach one of the ends
- Jump off the log
This takes a bit of practice to master but can be very effective (and a lot of fun).