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by Detonator Function
Thu Feb 28, 2008 6:22 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Ain't Louie Fest update
Replies: 61
Views: 20496

So, is there a popular campground for this get together? I'll only be able to come for the last weekend, but I look forward to getting back together with everyone, considering how much fun last year was. Now I've really got my roll, so life is much easier!
by Detonator Function
Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:55 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Esquif Paradigm
Replies: 35
Views: 15045

This makes me sad because I love the Detonator/Nitro (same boat different sizes), of course I'm barely holding the boat in the water at 145 lbs. The detonator is great in quickly moving water and in holes, as I have discovered my taste for thrashing at H ells Hole on the ocoee. But... very little tr...
by Detonator Function
Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:52 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Prelude?? Is it worth it??
Replies: 11
Views: 3996

I think the Prelude is the boat of choice for many world-class paddlers. Seems like an excellent boat for pushing your limits. I've never tried one, but it is on my list.
by Detonator Function
Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:49 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Zephyr outfitting or lack of...
Replies: 12
Views: 3819

A bulkhead saddle costs about $225. Esquif and Beluga both have one, and the beluga saddle is called the Appaloosa. Just remember that your cost will inevitably include the thwarts needed to hold the saddle down. I think this was mentioned, but I wonder if the sun during shipping and just sitting ar...
by Detonator Function
Mon Jun 04, 2007 2:22 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Memorial Day on the Ocoee
Replies: 10
Views: 3276

Hmm, I'll be on the ocoee tomorrow... how bout the rest of the non-weekday working crowd?
by Detonator Function
Mon Jun 04, 2007 2:21 am
Forum: C Videos
Topic: Low Water Louie???
Replies: 2
Views: 4243

Nice bracing! I'll be doing that tomorrow on the Ocoee!
by Detonator Function
Fri Jun 01, 2007 2:41 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Memorial Day on the Ocoee
Replies: 10
Views: 3276

Oh, speaking of Double Trouble, I pinned sideways above the waves and ultimately swam the entire length of the rapid :P

Wendy, do you paddle a Zephyr?
by Detonator Function
Fri Jun 01, 2007 2:38 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Memorial Day on the Ocoee
Replies: 10
Views: 3276

Well, the cool thing about the fly is that if you are full, you can lean over and a good bit of water will pour out. I think it's worth paddling the fly, makes things more interesting. But i still love the feeling of riding over holes and waves in a nice big canoe (I love my detonator, see my screen...
by Detonator Function
Fri Jun 01, 2007 2:34 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: tips and tricks for a good swim
Replies: 23
Views: 8258

It seems like you were already out of your boat when you hurt your knee. When (if, ideally) I swim, I'm on my back and I always keep my toes above the water. I control my direction with my arms and my speed with my legs. I guess being on your back give you pretty good control, but I think you just w...
by Detonator Function
Tue May 29, 2007 8:27 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Memorial Day on the Ocoee
Replies: 10
Views: 3276

Memorial Day on the Ocoee

Just giving a shout out to those who were on the Ocoee this Memorial Day weekend. There were several c-boaters ripping up Hells Hole... including a Robson CU Fly. I also think there was a Savage Skeeter, and there were plenty of Mad River, Mohawk, Dagger, and Esquif canoes, too. I was in my Super Fl...
by Detonator Function
Sun May 27, 2007 1:38 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Incident on the Engstligen, Switzerland
Replies: 7
Views: 2729

Jeez... truly humbling.

More condolences from me and my family and friends. We are all there for everyone suffering this loss.
by Detonator Function
Fri May 25, 2007 7:30 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: New comic is online.
Replies: 1
Views: 1285

JUST SAY NO!

That kid must have good parents.
by Detonator Function
Thu May 24, 2007 2:47 am
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Looking for C-1 Play/Squirt
Replies: 4
Views: 1983

Looking for C-1 Play/Squirt

Just mildly looking for a c-1 playboat (i can convert if it's still in kayak mode) or a c-1 squirt. I've been leaning toward the playboat, because i have some exp. with it (unlike squirt boating, about which i know very little). I'm too tired to look through all the boats in here right now, but I wi...
by Detonator Function
Thu May 24, 2007 2:31 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: What would it take to get a demo day set up on the Noli???
Replies: 11
Views: 4871

I agree with talking to Eli, he is usually very busy but his schedule is posted somewhere on the web (http://home.rica.net/phelbert/bbb.html). Although his schedule is open then, you will definitely need to ask him if he wouldn't mind coming. Anyways, I'm all for said event. If you want to start adv...
by Detonator Function
Fri May 18, 2007 11:19 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Vertige X
Replies: 7
Views: 2746

The blast tends to be a pretty squirrelly boat... the paddlers are really close together making it difficult (horrible) to paddle in a straight line. However... it is extremely dry and can maneuver like a solo boat (that feature is its downfall, too). The learning curve can be frustrating. This is a...