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PostPosted: April 13th, 2011, 4:08 pm 
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This shows why more tandem teams should consider portaging when on whitewater rivers in the wilderness.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVomaDpd ... re=related


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PostPosted: April 13th, 2011, 4:29 pm 
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I'm not sure that I quite see the connection to tandem whitewater in a wilderness setting. But it was entertaining watching everyone get pushed to the middle and then spun around. :D

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PostPosted: April 13th, 2011, 5:08 pm 
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That's hilarious! :rofl:

I especially like the ones who were taught that a brace stroke is when you grab the gunnel of the boat next to you!

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What a gong show!

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PostPosted: April 13th, 2011, 11:58 pm 
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Holy Doodle!

Funny and scary all at the same time.
Looks like a great race organizer. :roll:

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At least it wasn't a keeper. :wink:

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PostPosted: April 14th, 2011, 8:09 am 
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Looks like everyone is having a blast. Hope nobody got hurt. To quote my mother, "it's all fun until someone loses an eye".

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PostPosted: April 14th, 2011, 9:15 am 
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Here are some tandem teams that make it and some that don't. This annual madness is coming again this weekend.. Just after ice out.



The primary obstacle is the "Easter Eggs"(overturned rec kayaks) at the bottom of Six Mile.

Note the Old Town canoes paired with Zaveral paddles.


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Every time I see the title of this thread I read it as "weird dollies". Kinda freaked me out the first time I read it that way.

Looks like everyone is having fun, and there's such a large group, I don't think safety is a concern. Hope not, any way.

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PostPosted: April 14th, 2011, 9:56 am 
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No wonder they are all going upside down. They are Irishmen and have been in the pub all morning before the canoe event. :rofl: :rofl:


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were they all so close together to provide better entertainment for the spectators, or was it just out of ignorance I wonder?

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I think they'd had a mass start not very far upstream, and hadn't had time to spread out.

For a "normal" downriver race, we let boats leave the start every 30 seconds, and we let the faster classes go first. That greatly reduces the problems with boats having to go through the same rapid at the same time.


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