Equipments of Canoe Slalom

Canoe Boats

In canoe boats, athletes use single-bladed paddles. The types of canoes used in Canoe Slalom are known as “closed cockpit canoes”, with competitors taking a kneeling stance when driving.

Kayak Boats

In kayak boats, athletes use a paddle that has a blade at either end. Kayaks are available in a wide variety of different designs, are used in several types of water sports in addition to Canoe Slalom. Competitors sit inside a cockpit when driving kayak boats.


Canoe Slalom involves completing the course in the fastest possible time, and whilst there is no points system as such, players can be given time penalties for failing to adhere to rules and regulations on the course. The fastest Canoe Slalom players often complete courses in less than two minutes, but this can vary depending on the complexity of the course and difficulty of the conditions.