On more than one aspect.
Hardshell Kayak Sail Rigs
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Posted by: CapeFear on Jan-29-14 12:39 PM (EST)
A nice article to point out the importance of giving situational awareness the priority over generalized items learned in a class. Your watercraft, your skill level, your strength, all part of situational awareness, along with the on-water situation. I think a good instructor recognizes there aren't a lot of absolutes, and the author seems to feel people are being taught "rules" that shouldn't be considered "rules" based on varying situations. I wouldn't know whether or not this impression would be based in fact.
Yeah, I saw that one earlier|
Posted by: pblanc on Jan-29-14 12:40 PM (EST)
Don't agree with title or conclusions|
Posted by: suiram on Jan-29-14 1:50 PM (EST)
A quote I heard at a eulogy - "he showed why knowing more than one kayaking stroke makes going down the river fun"
It wasn't most ww stuff he was alluding |
Posted by: spiritboat on Jan-29-14 2:29 PM (EST)
to...It was a run with no place to eddy-out. I think all he was getting at, was backferrying as the conservative approach to negotiate an unknown-unscouted rapid--Hugging the safest route, avoiding the faster channels. Especially in longer tripping boats.
I think all-or-none interpretations...|
Posted by: Guideboatguy on Jan-29-14 2:25 PM (EST)
This is CJ's job!|
Posted by: pknoerr on Jan-29-14 2:52 PM (EST)
True...Somebody dumps and he writes|
Posted by: spiritboat on Jan-29-14 4:13 PM (EST)
(I believe, quite humorously)"and the rest is history." --As if taking a spill on a river will forever be written on the side of an obelisk/pyramid. Most of us who go places without "benefit" of a guide(and who survive)see it as just part of the learning curve.
I liked the article|
Posted by: tdaniel on Jan-29-14 6:51 PM (EST)
Minor terminology correction|
Posted by: Guideboatguy on Jan-29-14 7:47 PM (EST)
Also, won't a sweep|
Posted by: redmond on Jan-29-14 11:18 PM (EST)
stroke turn the boat even if you're going the same speed as the current? I know a rudder stroke doesn't but I would think that a sweep one would.
Posted by: Guideboatguy on Jan-29-14 11:35 PM (EST)
well technically and perhaps|
Posted by: tdaniel on Jan-30-14 8:33 PM (EST)
My explanation failed.|
Posted by: Guideboatguy on Jan-31-14 12:16 AM (EST)
Our first canoe was a tandem, and |
Posted by: g2d on Jan-30-14 1:00 AM (EST)
I learned tandem ww canoeing out of books that were written before 1973. Back ferrying was the key skill taught to allow sliding sideways into eddies, or into more favorable parts of the current.
Posted by: kayamedic on Jan-30-14 8:38 PM (EST)
He paddled a WildFire on a trip I was on. Not really ww but enough here and there to surf.