Ever wondered what that wooden thingy is on top of a rolling nerd’s kayak? It’s a throwing stick used since the stone age to throw sticks, like harpoons, further. A Norsaq. This is mine. It probably took more than an hour to make, but not by much. The motto is: Be practical, don’t overdo it. I kept a little bark on the piece of fir for authenticity.
Oh, and you can use it for rolling practice. A little harder than a roll with a paddle, a little easier than a handroll. If you fail, you get good practise at grabbing your paddle under water and roll up, like you would if you lose your paddle and have a reserve on board.