You know you are rubbish when....

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Re: You know you are rubbish when....

Post by Big Henry » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:45 am

Big Henry wrote:...don't need moving water to cause you to swim.
Or indeed attempting to get into your boat on flat water causes you to swim.

Alternatively, attempting to get OUT of your boat on flat water, especially after successfully paddling some gnar*, causes you to swim.



(Obviously one man's gnar can be another's bimble, but you know what I mean.)

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Re: You know you are rubbish when....

Post by buck197 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:31 pm

Turning left out of New Bridge car park terrifies you and brings you out in a cold sweat.
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Re: You know you are rubbish when....

Post by Pyro » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:51 pm

You come to one of the "more interesting" bits on a G3/3+ river, as an old boy helping out on a University club trip.
You offer to lead a complete novice/fresher down that particular bit, since they're new to white water and you've run this section hundreds of times.
You realise, on the run-in, you've not run this in a little while, and you're not sure what the best line is any more.
You take what you think is the best line, and turn out to be quite wrong.
You swim, the fresher ends up safety boating you...
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Re: You know you are rubbish when....

Post by Mantaray » Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:09 pm

...you get on the Upper Dart for the first time and go over on the nice, flat bit of water just after the put-in. Your usual sweep roll fails so end up having to Pawlatta with one of your mates saying "Sod doing that roll, I'd rather swim!"
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Re: You know you are rubbish when....

Post by Yew » Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:56 pm

When you're entering NSR this weekend, in your shiny new playboat, but havent even surfed a wave yet :/

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Re: You know you are rubbish when....

Post by Croft » Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:53 pm

You're hanging underneath your boat without your paddle and realize you haven't managed a hand roll in the last 10 years.

So say hi to the fish!
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Re: You know you are rubbish when....

Post by Mark Gawler » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:00 pm

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Re: You know you are rubbish when....

Post by TheKrikkitWars » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:19 pm

Yew wrote:When you're entering NSR this weekend, in your shiny new playboat, but havent even surfed a wave yet :/
You're going to take a playboat to the pool, because "it's been six months now, and I should practice if I'm 'competing' shouldn't I?"
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Re: You know you are rubbish when....

Post by Barny P » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:22 pm

TheKrikkitWars wrote:
Yew wrote:When you're entering NSR this weekend, in your shiny new playboat, but havent even surfed a wave yet :/
You're going to take a playboat to the pool, because "it's been six months now, and I should practice if I'm 'competing' shouldn't I?"
Your not even taking a boat to NSR
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Re: You know you are rubbish when....

Post by TheKrikkitWars » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:24 pm

Barny P wrote:
TheKrikkitWars wrote:
Yew wrote:When you're entering NSR this weekend, in your shiny new playboat, but havent even surfed a wave yet :/
You're going to take a playboat to the pool, because "it's been six months now, and I should practice if I'm 'competing' shouldn't I?"
Your not even taking a boat to NSR
Is that because your car is rubbish, because you're rubbish at kayaking or because you're rubbish at drinking... Or all three :P
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Re: You know you are rubbish when....

Post by Barny P » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:24 pm

Probably all of the above
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Re: You know you are rubbish when....

Post by Dinoboy » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:26 pm

Yaaaaawn. Same old its just locals been elite any run is fine in any level. The glen has lots of siphons and other rock nasty-ness. The guidebook even dares to speculate that low water may not be a good idea due to increased danger. It barely takes any rain to get up to a nice level where it is not super gnarly but far less sketchy. If something bad had come of that pin people wouldn't be defending scraping down siphon filled filth.
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Re: You know you are rubbish when....

Post by Jim_MWX » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:43 pm

-Ginge- wrote:
Jim_MWX wrote:....you're in an OC1
Well since this threads about about a laugh, I'll let you have that one, and see the funny side in it :-)

For the record, I kayaked for over 4 years on waterfalls, creeks etc then did my back in. Hence the OC1, can't sit in a kayak anymore.

Having paddled both, I would still say that the OC1 and single blade provides a much great challenge than my creeker ever did.
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Re: You know you are rubbish when....

Post by Tom_Laws » Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:09 pm

You get all excited about being on the Internet and spoil my light hearted thread.

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Re: You know you are rubbish when....

Post by TheKrikkitWars » Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:18 am

Jim_MWX wrote:
-Ginge- wrote:
Jim_MWX wrote:....you're in an OC1
Well since this threads about about a laugh, I'll let you have that one, and see the funny side in it :-)

For the record, I kayaked for over 4 years on waterfalls, creeks etc then did my back in. Hence the OC1, can't sit in a kayak anymore.

Having paddled both, I would still say that the OC1 and single blade provides a much great challenge than my creeker ever did.
Once you get used to it, your OC1 can become your creeker...
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Re: You know you are rubbish when....

Post by Jim_MWX » Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:19 pm

Tom_Laws wrote:You get all excited about being on the Internet and spoil my light hearted thread.
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