The Chain

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Any listeners to the Radcliff and Maconie show on BBC Radio 6 (ex Radio 2) will be aware of “The Chain” - officially the longest listener-generated thematically linked sequence of musically based items on the radio.
http://www.thechain.co.uk/

Could a UKRGB version exist?
Officially the longest browser-generated thematically linked sequence of kayaking based items on the internet...

All you need to do is link the previous post with a picture/video of your own. The more round about/tenuous the connection the better!

I’ll kick things off:

Here is a photo of an awesome rock grind in an old skool kayak from 2013 Pyranha Fest last weekend courtesy of Welsh Rivers Guidebook

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So, from this rock grind to.....
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This kayak once met a rock:

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Jim was lucky he didn't meet a rock, as he's wearing a WW comp helmet:



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Answer: Yes, I do:

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From one invert on the Etive, to another on the Dee.

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This is me in a kayak in a WW race helmet, with a canoe with a guy who is so gnarr that he needs no helmet... instead he wears a hat fasioned out of a real raccoon.

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From a racoon headed man in an open canoe, to a silver beadered man in an open canoe:

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...to another old man with much less hair but far better dress sense...

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Who does a but of show boating from time to time.........

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I did have a shot of Nick Burnes, but Mark was toooooo fast.

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Old-school showboating pile-up...

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Pile-up narrowly averted on trip to Skye:

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Piling up boats helps with color coordination.

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No colour co-ordination...

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Diamond Dave wrote: old skool kayak ..
Overflow was a great boat..

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No colour co-ordination, to co-ordinated orca attack:
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Attack?...yes! Attack ATTACK!

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The Portage King wrote:
Diamond Dave wrote: old skool kayak ..
Overflow was a great boat..
No the Overslow was not a good boat

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From attack to Sam Sutton SIckline World Champion being flatten....

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What happened when I DIDN'T boof into someone's face...

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Dave Manby wrote:
The Portage King wrote:
Diamond Dave wrote: old skool kayak ..
Overflow was a great boat..
No the Overslow was not a good boat
I'm tempted to say "Didn't matter if the water was moving fast enough"...

But seeing as it's you, I'll just look down at my shoes, embarrised, and say "Of course Dave, you're totally right.I'm really sorry, I should have kept my gob shut. The Overflow was crap!!"

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Others think it was great, Slime and Jerry Moffat both extolled its virtues for expeditions, but what was available or who was sponsoring them may have some influence.

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Dave Manby wrote:Others think it was great, Slime and Jerry Moffat both extolled its virtues for expeditions, but what was available or who was sponsoring them may have some influence.
I always thought Gerry was a Piranah guy but the "Taming the Lion" flick may have flavoured my memory. I served me well on my first (and sadly only Alps trip) but I did move on to a Transition pretty quickly for club trips back in Ireland

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...when you are not prepared to boof onto someones face, a traffic jam can quickly develop:
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From an unintentional King of the Wave to an intentional King of the Wave

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.....NSR Big Green King of the Wave

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From King of the wave to King on / just above the wave (Corran King that is).
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That's a pic of the sea, so lets "sea-saw" to "sawmill cataract in Italy:

(not my video, but wanted to try for the prize of most tenuous link...?)
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That Sawmill Cataract is on the Sorba river which sounds kind of like sorbet which I think is some kind of frozen fruity stuff a bit like ice cream (In my head I always pictured the Sorbet slides to be made of berry-coloured ice). Anyway ice in your local run can also be a good thing too, it channels the water a bit and you get slippy ice-boofs.

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Is that tenuous enough?

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Rory W wrote:That Sawmill Cataract is on the Sorba river which sounds kind of like sorbet which I think is some kind of frozen fruity stuff a bit like ice cream (In my head I always pictured the Sorbet slides to be made of berry-coloured ice). Anyway ice in your local run can also be a good thing too, it channels the water a bit and you get slippy ice-boofs.

Is that tenuous enough?
Boom! Nailed it!
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There’s lots of ice in that river. Ice ice baby was a hit by Vanilla Ice who is rapper, rap features on many US paddling flicks online, “flic” is slang in a French for the police, who angry busybodies often threaten to call when kayakers are seen to be having more fun than they are. These busybodies are often anglers, anglers catch fish and fish are good for dinner, also known as tea up north. Tea is grown in Kenya and Kenya features in the excellent kayaking film High:

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