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    Exclamation Pics for Ron / or anyone who wants to see a wipeout!

    A friend of mine asked me if I wanted to go paddling on Saturday.
    He told me what creek he wanted to to paddle. It was a creek that I paddled a few times back in the late 80's early 90's when I did whitewater. It surprised me a little since he has never done any whitewater. I mentioned most of the creek should be no problem, but there is a rapid section that requires some technical paddling. He said he wanted to paddle it, and that I could use 1 of his kayaks he has.
    This really interested me since the past 2 years I've made mention to my wife about joining the paddling club again and getting a white water kayak for the trips.

    Using my friends kayak had me concerned since I've never paddled the boat before, never white watered in a kayak (always used my canoe), and he did not have skirts for them.


    Anyway here's some pics of the trip:

    This was a run my friend decided to portal around....


    Almost done the run....


    Oh crap... No saving this boat, with no skirt, as soon as some water starts coming in...


    You're gonna take a swim.


    That was the first of 2 swims I took on the trip. My buddy took 1. Funny as we both dumped on the same set of rapids.


    When we got to the technical run, we scouted it. My buddy said not doing that, and I had to agree with him. Even though I was getting more comfortable with the handling of the kayak, without skirts, it was a major wipe-out in the making.

    Pics of part of the rapids. (Made this run a few times, years ago in my canoe). The rapids do not look as menacing as they where in person.









    Ron you are correct, I might get into a kayak.... a whitewater one.

    Hope you enjoyed the wipe-out.


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    No skirt? Suprised the thing wasn't already full


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    Looks like some scary type of fun...
    By the way, I'm envious of your "magic window". I wish my appartment had a south facing window The best I have is a north-west facing window, and I have to grow most of my tropical plants under lights, which creates some space issues.
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    Just goes to show, you should always wear your skirt when you go kayaking...
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    Quote Originally Posted by lance View Post
    No skirt? Suprised the thing wasn't already full
    LOL Definitely had more water at the end of a run then at the beginning.



    Buddy just sent me this pic.
    Found this ball, and was trying to form a polo kayak team.....



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    Whitewater kayaking without sprayskirts - yikes heck when we paddled the Delaware we put our sprayskirts on our flatwater boats (good thing too since many of the rapids had waves that smashed into our chests - & would have filled the boats!)
    Quote Originally Posted by elgecko View Post
    Ron you are correct, I might get into a kayak.... a whitewater one.
    I've still got a whitewater boat overhead in our garage. Had a lot of fun in it - back in the day ...
    All the best,
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    Gonna paddle a white water kayak after work tonight and most likely will be coming home with it.

    Also looking at a touring kayak for the wife. She's made mention about wanting to paddle a kayak for several months now, but I know her, she'll go a time or 2 and that will be it.
    I think I'll be selling my canoe.....


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