Lendal goes all lego!

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Lendal goes all lego!

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Lendal are claiming a revolution with their new glow in the dark "ion" blades. This is nothing new, Lego have been glowing in the dark for years!

Other than looking a bit gucci, and for sea kayaking in the dark, are there any other benefits I've missed?

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For those times when you lose your paddles just as the sun is going down and then spend ages looking round the banks for them. If they glowed it might be easier to find them...
Or when you go through those occasional cave runs e.g in the alps.

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would look great if the glow is bright enough if you where at Nene under the flood lights at night

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Does there need to be an excuss..?

I am sure you have all been clubbing at some time, consequently anything that glows has got to be a good thing !!!!!!

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I heard they were going to dispense with blades and make a glowing shaft for jedi boaters!

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Re: Lendal goes all lego!

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Tom_Laws wrote: This is nothing new, Lego have been glowing in the dark for years!
Not that old are you Tom? I can remember getting 'glow in the dark' plastic fish out of cereal packets probably 40 years ago!

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adrian cooper wrote:
Tom_Laws wrote: This is nothing new, Lego have been glowing in the dark for years!
Not that old are you Tom? I can remember getting 'glow in the dark' plastic fish out of cereal packets probably 40 years ago!
I may not look a day over 20, but in actual fact I am about 68.

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Not that old are you Tom? I can remember getting 'glow in the dark' plastic fish out of cereal packets probably 40 years ago!
Only thing is, that back then they were radioactive, like the watches that had glow in the dark paint at each numeral. I can remember a program on the telly where they held a geiga counter near one and it went beserk !
Makes you wonder what the glow in the dark fish did to your cereal (they weren't in Ready Brek were they?).

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Due to an unfortunate overestimation of our capabilities, in California I found myself running the South Fork of the Yuba with the only thing to guide me being the occasional flashes as a paddle blade reflected the half-moon's light.

Great idea from Lendal.
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rockhopper wrote: Only thing is, that back then they were radioactive,
That must explain why I have shrivelled gonads.

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adrian cooper wrote:
rockhopper wrote: Only thing is, that back then they were radioactive,
That must explain why I have shrivelled gonads.
I don't even want to know what you were doing with the plastic fish, or was it the cereal that caused the problem?

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As I'm on the Lendal team I'll be carefull not to shout them up too much...

But............ anyone who has ever been sea kayaking on a foggy day in the dark with a few mates will see the advantage of these paddles. 2 yeara ago a much more inosent convict got caught around stackpole head with 2 friends in the dark trying to get to the cars before the rain started....

Glow in the dark paddles would have certainly made me a lot happier.

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How about a headtorch?

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Torchs can be more of a hinderance than a help in many night time activities... It takes around 30 mins for your eyes to get uesed to the dark yet less than 5 seconds for you to screw it up by getting flashed in the eyes with a head torch...

I'd personaly have better night vision than only being able to see what my head torch iluminates.

Just my personal opinion though

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Much more fun is attaching a glowstick to the front of your paddle shaft, and then when paddling for swellies in the dark, you get an excellent disco show for everyone!

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Two different coloured glowsticks looks impressive when doing helicopters on Hurley in the dark.

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Two different coloured glowsticks looks impressive when doing helicopters on Hurley in the dark.
now your talking !!!
It could only be bettered by strapping a laser crab to the front of the boat and a strobe to the back (well, you don't want to blind yourself do you...) and then get whizzed around in some of the swirly bits.....awesome.

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Its a pity you don't get waterproof flames!

Maybe it should be a comp for next years Student Rodeo. The 'night' event.
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lindsam wrote: Student Rodeo. The 'night' event.
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lindsam wrote:Its a pity you don't get waterproof flames!

Maybe it should be a comp for next years Student Rodeo. The 'night' event.
I'm sure that back in the day that various competitors did a bit of fire breating during their rides.
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One of the girls from Plymouth took the 'balls of fire on some bits of chain' to the NSR, resulting in some pretty awsome fire/spin/co-ordination skills

no idea what they are called..........

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I believe they are called Poi. Not sure on spelling, but that's how you say it anyway. Look really cool as well, pictures are all really impressive with them if you use a slow shutter speed :-)

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Yep, sure does!

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Bet this guy felt pretty silly when he realised he'd forgotten his motorbike.
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lindsam wrote:Its a pity you don't get waterproof flames!

Maybe it should be a comp for next years Student Rodeo. The 'night' event.
Underwater flares?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flare_(pyrotechnic)

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Jim wrote:
lindsam wrote:Its a pity you don't get waterproof flames!

Maybe it should be a comp for next years Student Rodeo. The 'night' event.
Underwater flares?
Cleveland, Ohio is renowned for having a river that was so heavily polluted it burst into flames.


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(sorry to be all serious)

Only problem with flares on boats etc is that they get hot (obviously, since they're burning). I'm not sure I would want to grab hold of a boat that had a hot fizzing thing strapped to one end...

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not fire, but on team in the topodup final of the NSR had blue smoke bombs, and i know you can get waterproof ones of those

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It was Sheffield I think, one of their women's nov competitors (Jen) had one on her helmet as well.
Was difficult to breathe when she floated past...

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The flares were Southampton's I am afraid and they seemed to work quite well even when wet. The girl who won the Novice Ladies (Anna) had them attached to her boat and then strapped to her helmet and one of our Duo teams carried one for effect. I can see them not being the safety teams favourite idea though.

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