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by icyone
Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:30 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Changing Sides
Replies: 13
Views: 5277

Re: Changing Sides

As a lefty C-1 (and bow-person opportunity permitting I would say that one of the most useful practices of my career was many hours spent paddling flatwater miles on stretches of the local (narrow!) flat canal, trying to keep a straight line with minimal correction. It can be totally frustrating. On...
by icyone
Fri Aug 28, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Changing Sides
Replies: 13
Views: 5277

Re: Changing Sides

I am right handed and paddle "left" -- I believe it is the natural default because blade angle is controlled by the upper hand, and hence for the right-hand dominant "lefty" paddler the "fine control" is coming from the dominant-side hand.

Just my (dominant) opinion...
by icyone
Thu Jul 30, 2015 2:08 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Moving from MN to VA?
Replies: 9
Views: 4152

Re: Moving from MN to VA?

Is this a permanenwt move to Richmond?

Check out the Coastals:

http://www.coastals.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Great club with great OC-1 tradition, more K-ers now but still a really great club. They can answer any paddling Q's. Plent of reat paddling in the area.
by icyone
Mon May 04, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Build your own boat, composite
Replies: 6
Views: 2465

Re: Build your own boat, composite

All my respect and admiration. ... another designer-builder in the fold! I date back to the olden days of "if you want a boat you have to build it"-- and the DC Teen-age Ninjas of C-1. I'm too old to handle plastic -- and now that plastic hit a bump in the road -- temporary to be sure, but enough to...
by icyone
Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:04 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: I think I dreamed this once.
Replies: 1
Views: 2324

Re: I think I dreamed this once.

If you dreamed this you must have been in my backyard........
by icyone
Sun Mar 30, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: c1 sleepy foot syndrome...
Replies: 27
Views: 12815

Re: c1 sleepy foot syndrome...

I was intrigued by the possibility of tryng the "kneeling bench" mentioned previously, but not to the extent of purchasing one. However a search turned up this neat project that should be within the skill-reach of most of us. Might be a good winter project.... http://www.michiganbuddhist.com/seiza/"...
by icyone
Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:50 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: DMSO?
Replies: 12
Views: 4626

Re: DMSO?

OK here are some rambling thoughts which are I hope not OT but more a 90-degree angle... First, how certain are you that your knee pain is entirely bad cartilege & how much tight muscles restricting flexibility. When I took some Yoga classes 2 years ago I was shocked at the differences in flexibilit...
by icyone
Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:23 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Off side roll.
Replies: 11
Views: 3675

Re: Off side roll.

OK, as a veteran C-2bow, my take is a little different, but here is: I am primarily a lefty. At one time, being in a work situation where I had small lake-beach access during my lunch hour, once I had my onside roll cold, I decided to learn to roll on my offside. I wasn't much of a righty, but wante...
by icyone
Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:05 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: behind the knee bulge
Replies: 19
Views: 8880

Re: behind the knee bulge

No joke! Definitely see a doc -- & I always recommend someone with a sports med specialty because they are usually more understanding of people who don't want to lie around indefinitely. I had a popliteal cyst in conjunction with major meniscus damage. It was not nice. I suspect that such a cyst qui...
by icyone
Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Boat of the Week - Hydra Duet
Replies: 6
Views: 8590

Re: Boat of the Week - Hydra Duet

Hydra duet: Remembered as a classic boat for bro's to take landlubber chicks out riding on the riv.....
by icyone
Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:14 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Early paddling video
Replies: 5
Views: 1248

Re: Early paddling video

Yeah, back when -- you headed for the Cheat/WVa in the spring with boats AND skis on the roof!

Whichever: armed for all possibilities.
by icyone
Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Early paddling video
Replies: 5
Views: 1248

Re: Early paddling video

Great footage! Before my time, but not by that much: there were still some "elders" around from that era whose technique was reminiscent, and I remember movies (no video then!) and books showing similar techniques. Have to admit I enjoyed watching the endholers, I actually started in one, but fell i...
by icyone
Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Boat of the Week - Hahn
Replies: 10
Views: 7612

Re: Boat of the Week - Hahn

Oops, memory fart: slalom C-1 borrowed from: Ken Stone!

Gotta crank up that morning caffeine a bit!
by icyone
Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Boat of the Week - Hahn
Replies: 10
Views: 7612

Re: Boat of the Week - Hahn

My first C-1 was a Hahn, built by Bill McKnight in DC. McKnight boats were highly prized at the time: mine was extremely light but very flexy, & could take a lot of punishment. (I believe McKnight "guaranteed it as long as you don't swim out".) I am not sure of the exact mold, but it had a very flat...
by icyone
Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: R. Lugbill's Blog
Replies: 1
Views: 1204

R. Lugbill's Blog

Been following R. Lugbill's new blog. Focussed on racing/training, but very well written with a lawyer's eye for detail and analysis (no surprise there). Even those not interested in slalom can find useful info on many aspects of technique and/or off-the-water performance training in general, as wel...