Llanberis Falls 27 May 2011

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Llanberis Falls 27 May 2011

Post by purelandexpeditions.com » Sat May 28, 2011 11:27 pm

Dont know if the link will work but it should. Enjoy the film.

On 27th May Daz Clarkson-King and Dave Thompson make a descent of Llanberis Falls, North Wales.
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Re: Llanberis Falls 27 May 2011

Post by clarky999 » Sat May 28, 2011 11:47 pm

Good work!!

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Re: Llanberis Falls 27 May 2011

Post by Jones Chris » Sun May 29, 2011 6:57 pm

Gotta say fellas - good work - nice to see the change in paddling styles.

Last time I saw this paddled was by Baker et al. Hasn't the technique changed since then? more a side ways slide and allow the bump ro straighten you where as baker was falling on to the side of the boat and risking the lump flicking him back to flat.


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Re: Llanberis Falls 27 May 2011

Post by Ricks-Freestyle-Mind » Sun May 29, 2011 9:13 pm

Hey Daz, not bad for a pair of old blokes. Legends!

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Re: Llanberis Falls 27 May 2011

Post by jmmoxon » Mon May 30, 2011 7:55 am

Last time I saw this paddled was by Baker et al. Hasn't the technique changed since then? more a side ways slide and allow the bump ro straighten you where as baker was falling on to the side of the boat and risking the lump flicking him back to flat.
Think that is probably more to do with them paddling Spuds rather than modern flat hulled designs.

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Re: Llanberis Falls 27 May 2011

Post by purelandexpeditions.com » Mon May 30, 2011 8:55 am

To comment on the styles/technique of the run Baker etc with round boats made a lean away from the ledge undercut. Dave Thompson did the same on this run (catching the tail to allow him to go straight). If landing flat it would have been the same as Shaun Bakers landing. I paddled an Everest and wanted to leave with speed, using the hull to slide with the slab. Gravity straightened the boat.

I watched the Shaun 'Waterfall video' many-many times in my youth, so it was nice to paddle the memories.

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Re: Llanberis Falls 27 May 2011

Post by DaveBland » Tue May 31, 2011 6:02 am

It was nuts then and it's still nuts now. Slick work guys!
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Re: Llanberis Falls 27 May 2011

Post by Mark R » Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:21 pm

Eek.
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Re: Llanberis Falls 27 May 2011

Post by Strad » Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:26 pm

nicely done, I still have a VHS of the Baker Waterfall video lurking in the garage.
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Re: Llanberis Falls 27 May 2011

Post by jmmoxon » Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:17 am

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Re: Llanberis Falls 27 May 2011

Post by Big Henry » Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:39 pm

I certainly don't want to denigrate anyone, but how much of those descents were down to bottle, how much to skill? I would say that it could look to the untrained eye that it was nearly all bottle, some luck and little skill. (I don't think that, and I don't have the bottle OR skill to try it!)

That flat landing in the Sean Baker vid looked very painful.

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Re: Llanberis Falls 27 May 2011

Post by Patrick Clissold » Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:03 pm

You make it look easy Daz.

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Re: Llanberis Falls 27 May 2011

Post by Glyn B » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:50 pm

Fashion Police would have a field day?

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