The Chain

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Re: The Chain

Post by Lowri Davies » Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:55 pm

Who you calling a duck?

Anyway this is a duck on a leopard print couch at CIWW on the day I got to show freestyle off to the next generation on national tele...

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Re: The Chain

Post by Janson » Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:49 pm

Here is a duck in an open boat on the sunny river Dee:

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Re: The Chain

Post by DaveBland » Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:45 pm

Ducks are a type of bird.
Birds is a name sometimes used to describe women
In the latest TITS Deep movie they rented a house on the White Salmon
Salmon is a yummy fish often found in BC
Here's a pic of paddling in BC from the JK website.


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Re: The Chain

Post by freddie » Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:52 am

That photo was taken by Darren McQuoid.
He takes lots of photos and puts guides on the internet.
One guide was for the Upper North Kings, one was for the San Joaquin.
Rush told us that the Upper Kings was worth it, and should be good.
It was way too low and the walk in was horrible.
Here's one good drop on a river, where in hindsight I think we should have done something else.

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Re: The Chain

Post by callum s » Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:27 pm

The last picture was of one good drop on a river that was too low and involved a horrible walk in.
Here is a picture of one good drop on a river that was too low and involved a horrible walk in.

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Re: The Chain

Post by banzer » Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:40 am

From a good photo of a big Ethiopian 1st D, to a poor photo of a big Scottish 1st D.

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Re: The Chain

Post by DaveBland » Sun Nov 17, 2013 5:47 pm

That photo looks like it may not end well?
This is a photo where there is no doubt over how it will end...

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Re: The Chain

Post by darinm » Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:47 pm

You're paddling a yellow boat and say no doubt.
No Doubt is also pop band from California.
California is the Golden State, a hue of yellow.
Yellow seems to be a magic color kayaks and pop musicians hair.


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Re: The Chain

Post by ion » Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:44 am

We've seen yellow boats paddled forwards into carnage.
We've seen yellow boats paddled sideways into carnage.
We can now see yellow boats paddled backwards into carnage.

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Re: The Chain

Post by Diamond Dave » Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:05 pm

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Bill Anderson in a yellow boat getting into problems in California.

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A boat with a touch of yellow feeling the effects of getting into problems on Kiwi in a Pocket on the Upper Cherry,

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Aaaaand a certain UKRGB NE editor in a yellow boat having problems on the Swale.

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Re: The Chain

Post by banzer » Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:36 am

A certain UKRGB NE editor getting into problems with some bad company

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Re: The Chain

Post by Yew » Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:23 pm

Bad company are a band, made of the former members of free,
Frees guitarist paul kossoff, was friends with jimi Hendrix
Jimmy page shares the same first name of hendrix
here is someone else called Jim

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Re: The Chain

Post by callum s » Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:54 pm

This post is about finding abstract ways to link photos together. Here is an abstract from a short paper I wrote recently:

In the above photo someone is paddling A riot glide upside and backwards down a rapid named Triple Step. Here we attempt to solve an age old problem with a quantative approach replacing classic qualitative methoods. Assuming paddleable levels to correlate with a scale of 0 - 1 where 1 = floodstage and 0 = no water we propose the following formula to calculate waterlevel on the River Etive once and for all.

We propose the empirically derived the equation:

2W(K + R) = S

where W is water level, K is kayak model, R is rapid name and S is a descriptor of line success, allowing waterlevel to be calculated based on how much of a beating you get factoring in which drop and the kayak model you are paddling

E.g (Riot Glide + Triple Step) x 2W = Upside down + backwards

Replacing letters for their respective number in the alphabet and adding them together we get

239 x 2w = 212

Therefore w = 0.56.

Another implication of this equation is its use in predicting the success of your line for a given waterlevel.
For a slightly lower waterlevel measured at 0.42 on our scale with a paddler using an Eskimo Salto on Triple Step we can predict a line success descriptor as follows:

(Eskimo Salto + Triple step) x 2W = Line success
279 x 2 x 0.42 = 233


233 is equal to 21+16+19+9+4+5+4+15+23+14+5+15+18+23+1+18+4+19 which unmistakeably spells "upsidedown and forwards"

Our results speak for themselves:

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Re: The Chain

Post by Rory W » Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:37 pm

Interesting. I think your formula needs some further testing though, what sort of chances of line success would you give this run of Triple Step?

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Re: The Chain

Post by jamie conn » Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:27 am

Rory W wrote:If the formula doesn't work, I'm sure you can remember it pretty well...
Is hypoxia conducive to effective memory?

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Re: The Chain

Post by Diamond Dave » Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:56 pm

That last photo was of Callum Strong taking a beating on triple step on the Etive.
This is also a photo of Callum Strong taking a beating on triple step on the Etive, this time at the Inaugural British Universities Creek Race (see last months CKUK).

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What were your pre race taunts you sent my way Callum?
"You sure you're not too old to compete with the young guns"?
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Re: The Chain

Post by banzer » Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:22 pm

The first time I met Callum Strong he was taking a beating in Triple Step! Bizarre! Sadly I have no photo to prove and also have to confess to putting in below it myself.

Here is a photo of a miniature Chris 'FJF' Pedley and Corran Addison paddling a very low Triple Step. Or is it a normal size Chris and Corran paddling a mystery river?? If so it looks fun!

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Re: The Chain

Post by Rdscott » Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:55 pm

Fun is what we have on river's
Rivers are full of water
water in the british rivers usualy comesfrom the sky
mountains reach for the sky
mountains can be a harsh enviroment
we are fortunate enough to have mountain rescue to help us in these enviroment when things go tits up

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