'White' water?

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Re: 'White' water?

Post by DaveBland » Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:44 pm

Franky wrote:
DaveBland wrote: Is it that certain cultures either value outdoor sports less or that they really don't like the getting cold and wet part?
Can you really talk about "cultures" not liking getting cold and wet?
I think it's reasonable to talk about different cultures' preferences.
Saying that Oriental cultures aren't keen on dairy or prefer rice is a given.
It's reasonably widely accepted that national stereotypes have at least some grounding in fact.
I know it's a bit out there, but suggesting 'getting cold and wet' is a more North European/North American proclivity doesn't seem so far fetched?
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Re: 'White' water?

Post by ion » Thu Sep 11, 2014 12:07 am

DaveBland wrote:
Franky wrote:
DaveBland wrote: Is it that certain cultures either value outdoor sports less or that they really don't like the getting cold and wet part?
Can you really talk about "cultures" not liking getting cold and wet?
I think it's reasonable to talk about different cultures' preferences.
Saying that Oriental cultures aren't keen on dairy or prefer rice is a given.
It's reasonably widely accepted that national stereotypes have at least some grounding in fact.
I know it's a bit out there, but suggesting 'getting cold and wet' is a more North European/North American proclivity doesn't seem so far fetched?
Tell that to the Russians (aka Asians)

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Re: 'White' water?

Post by DaveBland » Thu Sep 11, 2014 12:46 am

Ian, if we are talking stereotypes... Don't get me going on Russians!
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Re: 'White' water?

Post by Eliza Dolittle » Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:34 pm

Opportunity plays a big part.
This summer I went with a group of Girl Guides to Uganda. We took them rafting with Nile River Explorers. All the safety kayakers and all bar one of the raft guides were black. In the village near Kampala where we spent most of our time the kids hadn't even seen a picture of a kayak and there was no river locally big enough to float one.

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