Friday Carnage..

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Friday Carnage..

Postby Phil@kukc » Fri Mar 17, 2006 12:22 pm

Heres a vid I just found of the Irish getting it wrong..Its not going to win any Oscars but as with all carnage its entertaining before wondering if they are ok...

All I can say for the guy on the hill towards the end is ouch!

clickety click

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Postby David Fairweather » Fri Mar 17, 2006 12:36 pm

That was a fun diversion from work. I hate to think how quickly those guys must get through boats!
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Postby Randy Fandango » Fri Mar 17, 2006 12:48 pm

Nice one Phil.
It must have been entertaining as a friend watching it over my shoulder (who claims to dislike kayaking) asked me to forward the link to him.
Maybe another convert at last.
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Postby fatty » Fri Mar 17, 2006 12:49 pm

That was quality!!!
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Postby MadHatter » Fri Mar 17, 2006 12:51 pm

Sweet Vid, and there's nothing like retro music to go with that kind of action.

Boats cant last very long with them!
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Postby fatty » Fri Mar 17, 2006 1:02 pm

I think if you have got an old boat, that hasn't got any retail, then use and abuse. I know some people that will get out and walk there boat if they see a single rock in a river. When I go paddling, it is all about fun, finding seal launches, big hills, anything for a buzz. Anyone else got some carnage vids, great to pass the work day away.
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Postby Randy Fandango » Fri Mar 17, 2006 1:12 pm

fatty wrote:I think if you have got an old boat, that hasn't got any retail, then use and abuse.

Much better than leaving them gathering dust in a garage!
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Postby ol » Fri Mar 17, 2006 7:33 pm

That was great, the music was particularly anthemic....

Like the guy doing the sand dune near the end, he needs slightly less edge I would say.
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Postby Mark R » Fri Mar 17, 2006 7:40 pm

Worth a hundred 'Dynasty's.
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Postby WetnCreeky » Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:56 pm

It's great watching other people do what you once did....or still do ;-)
Especially when your sat at home in the warm.....
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Postby CptBorg » Sat Mar 18, 2006 1:55 am

And remember:

"Death is only a heartbeat away...."

Quality music selection, not entirely convinced about their lines though....

/sigh

I have no idea where kayakers get their reputation. 8p

I just enjoy the tranquility and the scenery, honest!
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Postby PhilC » Sat Mar 18, 2006 11:19 am

That was really funny, especially the part with the two boats capsizing each other.
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Postby Patrick Clissold » Sat Mar 18, 2006 10:41 pm

I have always wondered about Irish white water. Ireland is very close if you live in North Wales. Has anybody been there? Is it any good?
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Postby Daffers » Sat Mar 18, 2006 10:51 pm

At the NEC today I saw the Irish WW Guide. It was next to the Lakes WW Guide. The Irish one was about 1/5 of the size in thinkness... Don't think theres much there :-p
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Postby Mark R » Sun Mar 19, 2006 12:03 am

Patrick C wrote:I have always wondered about Irish white water. Ireland is very close if you live in North Wales. Has anybody been there? Is it any good?


Obviously Ireland is a wonderful place, but the WW paddling is hard work...plenty of good stuff around, but the rivers out west are pretty tiny and take phenomenal amounts of rain to get them going - due to peat bog catchment?

http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/irel ... aypics.htm

There are no low-water-fallback rivers. Either you get loads of rain, or you go surfing.
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Postby cian » Sun Mar 19, 2006 4:25 pm

The clip of the two boats capsizing each other was at Jackson's Falls on the Annamoe in Wicklow at this year's Big Boat Bananza which I highly recommend attending even if only for the party.

Don't really have anything else to add about Irish white water other than to agree with Mark. Most of the rivers are really rain dependent but there's always the surf which is some of the best in the world.

Oh yeah access is less of an issue than England and Wales.
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Postby trickywest » Tue Mar 21, 2006 1:28 am

cool vid - I think I know the guy in the blue necky vibe getting re circulated, he didnt get that much of wooping in africa when we were there haha!
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Postby damo » Tue Mar 21, 2006 2:38 am

Daffers wrote:The Irish one was about 1/5 of the size in thinkness... Don't think theres much there :-p


Like Mark says there are good rivers over here but it takes alot of rain to get them going and they tend to run off pretty quickly after.

If you want any info about Irish rivers, the best place to ask would be http://www.irishfreestyle.com/cgi-bin/ib3/ikonboard.cgi
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