Good Times, with Questionable Lines.

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Good Times, with Questionable Lines.

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Video Warning! Here are some of my favourite paddles from the last year. What a good year I've had, hoping for a better year next year.
Enjoy

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Loved it. Great work.

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You...have not wasted your year.

What are the ditches at 0.55 and 2.55?

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Mark R wrote:You...have not wasted your year.

What are the ditches at 0.55 and 2.55?

Cheers,
Thanks!

0.55 is The Cwm Llan on back of Snowdon.
2.55 The shot facing towards me, is the Balmuccia Section on the Lower Sesia In Italy. When the water was high and the right hand line opens up a bit more.

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What a fab video! Great watching - must have been excellent paddling!

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Brilliant, really enjoyed that :)
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Thanks for all the feedback! Bring on the 2014 boating!

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Great vid, nicely put together. Whats the drop at 1.06?
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Sickboy wrote:Great vid, nicely put together. Whats the drop at 1.06?
Chip Shop Drop on the Llugwy, In Betws-y-coed.

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'Chip shop drop' is a crude modern Anglicising of a perfectly good Welsh name. Had to use the expression recently so other paddlers would understand, it left a bitter taste of shame. Not suggesting everyone has to learn Welsh when visiting, but how much effort does it take to learn; Hello, Have a good day, Good evening, Thank you. And, to use the simple name Pont y Pair? Welsh place names and locations/features historically take a construct of definition of location, and yes there is a chip shop close by, but the bridge is a more strikingly obvious identifier. Also the same people who have started chaving up the names of rapids and falls would be offended if their home towns became named similarly; A quaint Royal county village being called McYdees, or a shire town revamped as the T-local. Slang terminology, short term language transients are all well and good in the context of the setting/group but they carry no long term benefit to the masses. If you are going to name a rapid, name it well, if you are going to rename a rapid, name it better than the original. Take Speeder Biker, it's quirky, it invokes an image and is probably a name that will last a century, same with end of the world. Less so with Monkey Drop, and Chip Shop Drop will be thrown out (Recycled obvs!) with the proverbial yesterday's newspaper! Perhaps there should be a sign above the island. ;-)
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morsey wrote:'Chip shop drop' is a crude modern Anglicising of a perfectly good Welsh name. Had to use the expression recently so other paddlers would understand, it left a bitter taste of shame.
I was not aware it was called anything else until now, after having been shown it and seen it in videos.

I can speak even less Welsh than you describe above, but always meet and greet Locals in Welsh.

The names of various rapids has always intrigued me.
Why is Monkey Drop Called that? is it the feeling of Monkey arms when dropping off it?
New Best rapid? When did that become new, can anyone explain that?

Although rather interestingly, I have just google'd and found this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_cannon
It is the site of some pretty cool rock cannons! Now that would look impressive on a video.

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So Morsey, what boat do you recommend for "stomping stout naked?"

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Stout has run it's course with the passing of 2013! Nakedness has been veiled in suffragette city, as integrity manoeuvres in full dress. The last Stomps of the year fell on the paths alongside rapids carrying more water than seasoned Stikiners dared to master!

2014 and it's all about the Cobra, and flooded rivers, only kayakers love the New Year rains!

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UKRGB just got weird again :P

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Morsey! You had a top line off Chip shop drop the other day. ;-)
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Nice one, I was looking for a new boat. Do you reckon I'll get a swap for a mint condition Bliss-stick Blitz?

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Sorry Roo, what type of rivers (I'm guessing rivers!) do you want to paddle?

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Wet ones...

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But in something bigger and comfier than the Blitz

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Back on topic. Awesome vid. Far too much of Andy Butler in there for my liking!

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