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4 mins and 49 secs of stomach churning terror

Post by Mark R » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:12 pm

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Re: 4 mins and 49 secs of stomach churning terror

Post by Mal Grey » Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:15 pm

Awesome and terrifying!

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Post by Strad » Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:40 pm

That contains a huge amount of stuff that is nucking futs, and yet awesome.
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Re: 4 mins and 49 secs of stomach churning terror

Post by Lancs_lad » Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:49 pm

Awesome!
Where do the pros go from here?

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Re: 4 mins and 49 secs of stomach churning terror

Post by JimmyP » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:11 am

The line at 1min 30s is insane!

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Post by Patrick Clissold » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:34 am

That was Mosque.

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Re: 4 mins and 49 secs of stomach churning terror

Post by Tom_Laws » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:59 am

Patrick Clissold wrote:That was Mosque.
No no no. The new word is Firm. That was firm, or perhaps RIGID.

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Re: 4 mins and 49 secs of stomach churning terror

Post by Patrick Clissold » Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:01 pm

Tom_Laws wrote:
Patrick Clissold wrote:That was Mosque.
No no no. The new word is Firm. That was firm, or perhaps RIGID.
I prefer Turgid, however, I believe Mosque is already widely in circulation.

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Re: 4 mins and 49 secs of stomach churning terror

Post by Sickboy » Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:28 pm

Good solid 3 star paddler, needs to buy a playboat to progress further.....


The drop at 4.07 made my guts wrench, looks like your dropping in behind the fall, madness.
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Post by George Fell » Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:37 pm

Patrick Clissold wrote:That was Mosque.
Definitely substantially more than chapel.

Maybe Minster?

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Post by Tom_Laws » Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:39 pm

Radtacular?

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Post by mharrall » Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:51 pm

Excellent, thanks for sharing.
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Re: 4 mins and 49 secs of stomach churning terror

Post by Natalie » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:51 pm

I think I forgot to breathe while watching that.
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Re: 4 mins and 49 secs of stomach churning terror

Post by kayak1 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:13 pm

Great stuff...Its seems that all the hard stuff that my hero Sean Baker and others like him did, Are being surpassed by these young guys with no fear and the ability to make and edit great footage. After that though.. how much further can you go in extreme paddling, and be able to survive to paddle another day.

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Re: 4 mins and 49 secs of stomach churning terror

Post by DaveBland » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:54 pm

That answers once and for all any critics saying running waterfalls takes no skill, just balls.
Simply incredible paddling.
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Post by purelandexpeditions.com » Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:59 pm

Very - very talented indeed.

Are we at the edge of the possible, with future games halting with this generation. I doubt it. We said the same when Shaun etc did the big drops, people said the same of Walt. Hell, I even have a guide book for the Dee that suggests that the section from Horse shoe weir to town falls is a portage. Things change, skills and designs move on. Our sport will keep moving and that is why I love it.

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Post by Cha0sSt0rm » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:47 pm

Lancs_lad wrote:Awesome!
Where do the pros go from here?
I'd have said 'down'........ From bigger drops.

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Post by Nedders » Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:45 pm

Thats some seriously stout tabernacle.

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Re: 4 mins and 49 secs of stomach churning terror

Post by DaveBland » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:49 pm

Just watched it again on a BIG screen. Not good for the stomach at all. Getting that eddy at 2:10 was mental.
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Re: 4 mins and 49 secs of stomach churning terror

Post by GlennT » Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:06 pm

Nutz...

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Re: 4 mins and 49 secs of stomach churning terror

Post by Randy Fandango » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:01 pm

DaveBland wrote:Just watched it again on a BIG screen. Not good for the stomach at all. Getting that eddy at 2:10 was mental.
Now you see that's where I'm going wrong.
Watching it at arm's length on an iphone makes it all look rather do-able. Almost.
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Re: 4 mins and 49 secs of stomach churning terror

Post by minty » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:18 pm

I watch this and realise if I ever get in a position like that I will have my deck off and be climbing over the back of my boat shouting for my mum. Hats off to them but my stomach was definately churning on most of those drops.

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Re: 4 mins and 49 secs of stomach churning terror

Post by Jones Chris » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:46 pm

Nothing there I wouldn't run...










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Post by morsey » Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:01 am

Yes. Some of those drops are sketchy as. Superfast reactions making it look superbly effortless. That is a pure master class.

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Post by morsey » Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:16 am

Just incase anyone gets any ideas, Ryan will now be classing the level of paddling in this video as Expedition level, if you don't match up to the mark you can just consider yourself as a holiday boater! ;-)

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Re: 4 mins and 49 secs of stomach churning terror

Post by Mark R » Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:18 am

Some may not have realised this, but the action is in real time - those drops are back to back, on the same river.
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Re: 4 mins and 49 secs of stomach churning terror

Post by 66quinny66 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:57 pm

Everything I run looks like that (in my mind!!)

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Re: 4 mins and 49 secs of stomach churning terror

Post by Notters » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:57 pm

That was fricking amazing, do people still use rad to describe stuff? I always thought these guys must have massive kahoonies to run them big drops but he's showing technical skill to put the boat in the best possible line down them.
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Re: 4 mins and 49 secs of stomach churning terror

Post by yurper » Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:50 pm

Awesome boating.

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Re: 4 mins and 49 secs of stomach churning terror

Post by enb » Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:30 pm

I wonder if he has his boats specially made, I can't see a standard production boat fitting him and his GIGANTIC balls in lol.

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