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by dafriend
Fri Mar 04, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Icon, Idol, or Meridian dry suit?
Replies: 5
Views: 4905

Re: Icon, Idol, or Meridian dry suit?

The Meridian is designed for use with skirt (it has an adjustable overskirt). So, you might be paying extra from a feature you don't need. The Gore-tex® Front Entry Dry Suit (a.k.a. Gore-tex GFR) is my favorite. It is the same as the Meridian but without the overskirt which saves you about $125 msrp...
by dafriend
Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Re: How to paddle a salom canoe solo.
Replies: 5
Views: 2702

Re: How to paddle a salom canoe solo.

h2sk1 wrote:
Craig Smerda wrote:http://www.thecanoeguru.com/
I agree with Craig. Contact Eli at the website above.
And I agree with both of the above.
by dafriend
Fri Oct 31, 2014 3:20 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: General Canoeing Technique Advice
Replies: 33
Views: 12126

Re: General Canoeing Technique Advice

It's not the length of the stroke. It's the paddle position at the beginning, middle, and end. Absolutely Bob. I could not agree more. Your technique is a perfect example of what I would consider a "short" quick stroke. But you are doing much more than just a forward stroke. I think your video show...
by dafriend
Thu Oct 30, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: General Canoeing Technique Advice
Replies: 33
Views: 12126

Re: General Canoeing Technique Advice

Just this past weekend I got a piece of advice from a kind young woman who suggested I shorten my stroke and make it quicker. Her reasoning is that each stroke would require less of a corrective [rudder] at the end which would result in more speed. Can anyone elaborate? A shorter forward stroke wil...
by dafriend
Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Baby Falls
Replies: 32
Views: 10809

Re: Baby Falls

Also, as an aside, how do you get the nice nested quotes? When I use the quote button I get what you see here One of the Admins might know better but my guess is that you have BBCode disabled. There are several options just below the window you type messages in. The first is Disable BBCode . You ca...
by dafriend
Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Baby Falls
Replies: 32
Views: 10809

Re: Baby Falls

Someone should post a video where someone changes the attitude of their canoe by lifting with their knees. also http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ik-RQZMuFZ8" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; at about 3:10 I say that shows it quite well! What a sweet set of runs. (Which the smilies indica...
by dafriend
Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Baby Falls
Replies: 32
Views: 10809

Re: Baby Falls

dudes, with such an interesting thread how is a cartoonist supposed to get any artwork done:) ... but the attitude of the boat is affected a lot more by;angle of boat to the lip, stroke and speed...in that order. Paul, I would appreciate hearing about how 'angle of boat to lip' affects the boof. Pl...
by dafriend
Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Baby Falls
Replies: 32
Views: 10809

Re: Baby Falls

I'd test that theory but am taking the L'Edge to ALF this year. :P
by dafriend
Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Baby Falls
Replies: 32
Views: 10809

Re: Baby Falls

canoeman61 wrote: I would think it matters less in a longer boat.
Well... leaning back in a Spark tends to matter quite a lot.
Been there. Done that. Nearly perfect pencil.
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by dafriend
Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: SOLD - Robson Finkenmeister
Replies: 4
Views: 2080

Re: Robson Finkenmeister For Sale

Hi Hank. What have you got?
by dafriend
Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Baby Falls
Replies: 32
Views: 10809

Re: Baby Falls

+1 On Hank's comment. Another way to say the same thing: Visualize bringing your knees up to your chest like you're doing a cannonball jump off the falls. The paddle planted in the lip gives you something to pull against for the knee raise. I think that having your body in more or less a normal seat...
by dafriend
Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: SOLD - Robson Finkenmeister
Replies: 4
Views: 2080

SOLD - Robson Finkenmeister

In very good condition. Little used by me as it's to fast for an old man's reflexes. Includes skirt and a couple flotation bags. I added a lap belt which could easily be removed if you're not into that sort of thing. $400 or best offer. I'll be at ALF and could deliver it to the lucky new owner ther...
by dafriend
Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Aint Louie Fest 2014
Replies: 17
Views: 12178

Re: Aint Louie Fest 2014

Jay,

I know at least one guy from Saskatoon that is planning on Alf 2014. He drove down last year, and I'm guessing that's his plan this year too. Not sure he watches this fourm so I will pass him your contact info if you like. PM me with an email if interested.

Dave
by dafriend
Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Whithewater tripping solo canoe
Replies: 38
Views: 11510

Re: Whithewater tripping solo canoe

Mohawk as several boats to consider too. I went from a Rival to a 12' Probe and was very happy with the performance and capacity on several several whitewater trips. (A couple of them with "Paddle Power", a.k.a. Brian.) For something slightly sportier, the Mohawk Viper should be considered too. It i...
by dafriend
Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Ok, my turn to ask for OC roll help
Replies: 20
Views: 6727

Re: Ok, my turn to ask for OC roll help

Nice! That's a whole lot better. The setup is much improved and you're keeping your head down nicely. I still think you would benefit by lifting the t-grip elbow out past the gunwhale. You're tucking that elbow next to your side. It looks to me like your "stall point" is happening when the t-grip el...