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by Pierre LaPaddelle
Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: How MITH can save tandem whitewater canoeing.
Replies: 12
Views: 7075

Re: How MITH can save tandem whitewater canoeing.

Canoeists are a traditional bunch... some might say obstinate, in the face of change. When it comes to canoeing, we’re slow to accept anything that might challenge our knowledge or lack thereof. . . First, Paul, your MITH concept is excellent. I will use it in our next course. Thanks for many solid...
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Esquif related questions? Let me help
Replies: 20
Views: 15181

Re: Esquif related questions? Let me help

Hey Sabrina et al

Other than the L'Edges coming out of L L, is Esquif going to bring back the other PE hulls they've made previously: Spanish Fly, Prelude?

And what's happening with T-Formex for whitewater boats: Spark, Vertige-X, etc.? Any movement?

Thanks
Rick
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Dagger Aftershock SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 3607

Re: Dagger Aftershock for sale

Interested!

Please PM me!

Thanks,
Rick
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Dropzone available in US
Replies: 7
Views: 4114

Re: Dropzone available in US

Thank you, Wendy! :)

Rick
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Dropzone available in US
Replies: 7
Views: 4114

Re: Dropzone available in US

Wendy wrote: . . . I paddled the demo and really enjoyed it so much that, of course, I ordered one. . .[
Would be very interested to know why you love it, Wendy. Review please!

Given the DZ's specs, would love to know how, in your opinion, the DZ compares to the Option

Thanks
Rick
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Ledge or octane
Replies: 31
Views: 22115

Re: Ledge or octane

. . .I've paddled the Drop Zone too. At least the demo I paddled was as wide and stable as the Octane 91 . . . Thanks, boatbuster! Comments elsewhere say that the DZ is prob'ly a better boat for a bigger guy (given the width and stability) -- wondering how much you weigh (not to get too personal)? ...
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:49 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Ledge or octane
Replies: 31
Views: 22115

Re: Ledge or octane

Thanks for all the info, and particularly Aaron's comprehensive review. Good stuff.

Only thing that's missing is a comparative review of the Dropzone, by some who's paddles all the others.

Anyone???

Rick
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:42 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Elbow Pads
Replies: 5
Views: 2690

Re: Elbow Pads

. . . If we meet I owe you an adult beverage - a good one from wherever - your choice! :wink:. . . I'd take a tot of Screech when we meet in person -- not because you owe me anything, (which you don't,) but just because canoeing friends like to drink to pointed boats and the people who paddle them....
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Elbow Pads
Replies: 5
Views: 2690

Re: Elbow Pads

PAC wrote: . . . Buy USA from a fellow Boater! . . .
Or buy Canadian, from a fellow boater. Or buy French from a fellow boater. Or buy Australian. Or German. . .

Buy from a fellow boater, by all means. But let's put away the flags. :roll:

Rick
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: BC Whitewater
Replies: 12
Views: 9347

Re: BC Whitewater

. . . Eh, sorry. . . Well done, Ken! You're advancing quickly! Next lesson -- bring your rope, 'biners and pulleys, and we'll practise ZED drags. . . I asked about your size and boat preference, so we can find something that fits you. When converted to Americanese, I make you out to be around 5' 10...
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:45 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: BC Whitewater
Replies: 12
Views: 9347

Re: BC Whitewater

. . . say "sorry" all the time even if it is the other guys fault. . . . . . and if it is really the other guy's fault, you can always go to the hospital and get your hurt feelings checked for free. See you in January. Let us know the dates, and (I assume you're not driving) IF you need pickup at t...
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: BC Whitewater
Replies: 12
Views: 9347

Re: BC Whitewater

. . .Would Vancouver Island do it (much cheaper real estate there). . . Well, RK, as a retirement project, I moved to the Island, after 45 years in the BC Interior. Now I paddle 70+ days a year. Within 30 minutes' drive from where I live (between Victoria and Nanaimo,) there are 4 great Class II - ...
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Removing skin from minicell
Replies: 8
Views: 3289

Re: Removing skin from minicell

. . . Now I buy foam without the skin. . . Not sure why you would buy foam with the skin on in the first place. Rare times I've bought small chunks from our canoe dealer, and I've never been offered pieces with skin on. Nor would I accept them if they were offered. More often, I've bought foam by t...
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Blackfly Canoes - Where should we go in 2017?
Replies: 9
Views: 4724

Re: Blackfly Canoes - Where should we go in 2017?

Cheeks wrote: . . . we'll be in the PNW for a week for the North West Canoeing Fest . . .
It's official -- VanIsle won't take 'no' for an answer. There're fresh mints on your pillows, chili on the back burner, and a buncha paddlers who would love to see y'all again!
by Pierre LaPaddelle
Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:00 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Rolling a Blackfly
Replies: 5
Views: 2939

Re: Rolling a Blackfly

Hmm -- I'd forgotten this thread! Update! During Blackfly's recent Demo tour in the Pacific NorthWest, I got to try a Delta. Despite sloppy outfitting (it's about my little legs), I scored a 96% roll the first time! Honest! -- As Cheeks is my witness! While I'd love to credit improved skills, other ...