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PostPosted: May 10th, 2011, 9:26 pm 
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Just saw this on face book, thought I would share.
Open boats with decks and covers!
An interesting history lesson.
http://vimeo.com/20975551

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PostPosted: May 11th, 2011, 8:36 am 
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Interesting. No helmets or pfds, huge boats, mostly stern corrections, duffek not yet invented. Some pretty amazing paddling.


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PostPosted: May 12th, 2011, 9:17 am 
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Too bad they had to paddle in what looks like a concrete ditch . . . . .


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PostPosted: May 12th, 2011, 1:45 pm 
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What is neat and historicial is that this was the site that became this in 1972
http://www.kayaksession.com/augsburg-WC2008.php
That was something I did not know. and even it is not posted on thw wiki site.
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PostPosted: May 14th, 2011, 8:47 am 
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Very cool. The stand up paddler wearing the pontoon “Jesus Shoes” was a surprise.

I had an unskinned pair of those hanging in the shop for years.


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