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Anybody wanna buy the 12pack from thier website and distribute them in the uk at a reduced price?
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downloaded it on itunes watched it straight away, the best kayaking film ive ever seen truly epic

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Ordered the 3 in 1 deal.

Only 18 quid including shipping - v.excited.

Beginning to regret the (free) option of getting it signed by Fisher, feels a bit creepy now :)

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Hmm. So, it's basically just a scaled up Pierrepont, right?
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I thought the film was about classic Low Volume Creeking...

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Any idea how long it is ?

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80 minutes I think.

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Excuse my probable ignorance... but what are the things attached to the front of there cockpits? They looked like hand paddles to me.

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That's exactly what they are.

They had hand paddles for emergency use if the paddle got ripped out of their hands.

(And an air tank in their BA in case they got sucked under, and this was used!)

Two of my many metrics for not going near the thing!

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1993FreeStyle wrote:downloaded it on itunes watched it straight away, the best kayaking film ive ever seen truly epic
How I could only get it in the US store and It wont let me buy it, want to watch it tonight.

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http://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/congo- ... d551938553 i just when on that view in itunes like opens up my itunes and I just click buy, you gotta have itunes install thought its free.

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yeh, it works now it knows where I live!

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I downloaded it and watched it last night, truly terrifying white-water, unbelievably brave and dangerous. even with Helicopter support. I think it will be a long time before anyone attempts anything similar again. The bits with the whirlpools are so scary, can't imagine..... Would have been sweet to see Benny Mar throwing some moves on some of those massive waves tho!


For those that are against Hydro Dams this is the one place in the world where I believe it would have a real benefit without the risk of loss of tourism or major damage to ecology. The Inga 3 dam (if built and operated correctly) would generate enough electricity to power the entire of Africa and more, the current Inga 1 Dam there is operating at a rumored 5% efficiency. I had a very interesting conversation with a South African MP on the way to Uganda a few years ago about the Inga dams, and how Pro-build South Africa are, but they can't secure the funding due to the instabilities in the country, such a shame as it would have made the dams on the Nile and Zambezi redundant. It would still leave an unbelievable amount of water going down the Inga rapids, and wouldn't need a head dam so no new lake or submerging of rapids would be created, it has the most secure flow rate due to the drainage basin cover a massive proportion of Africa. Imagine if they were diverting so much water that these rapids infact calmed down and became a regularly kayaked and rafted route, maybe in 100 years or so.

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Anyone know if once you have bought it on iTunes, can you burn it to a DVD and watch it on the TV?
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If you thought 'FRONTIER' was inspirational, this is where kayak exped movie making should be going. Watched on iTunes yesterday, mind blowing! Sturges, Fisher, Marr and Bradt are legneds!

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neilfarmer wrote:Anyone know if once you have bought it on iTunes, can you burn it to a DVD and watch it on the TV?
Legally - no

Illegally* - yes but how you do that depends on your OS

*its technically illegal because you only own it in a particular format but given that you only want to watch it on your tv, and aren't going to sell hundreds of copies for your own benefit, no one is going to prosecute you.
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neilfarmer wrote:Anyone know if once you have bought it on iTunes, can you burn it to a DVD and watch it on the TV?
You could just connect your iPhone/IPad to your tv and watch it

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That was rather good. Like a proper film.

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You can play the itunes file through an HDMI cable into your TV, or if you have an Apple TV, you can play directly from your itunes purchase over the internet.

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Watched it over the w/e. Rather good innit?
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One of (maybe 'the') the best boating films ever - until the closing sentence.

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Though he is probably entitled to it, considering...

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I don't see anything wrong with the closing sentence.

What I will say is that it was the most astounding kayaking dock I have seen. Probably the best outdoor adventure documentary I have seen. I can't see it being bettered for a very long time.

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For those still on the fence, here's my review.
https://kayakjournal.wordpress.com/2012 ... vd-review/

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Is this available mail order in UK?
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You can order it from:

http://www.fishmunga.com/store/

It is in the USA. I ordered my copy from there last night with no problems came to about £ 23 inc shipping

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Hi

You received yours yet? Ordered mine 23/8 and still waiting

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Ordered mine the day of release and received today.

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