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by Cheeks
Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Northwest Paddle Fest 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 6692

Re: Northwest Paddle Fest 2017

Methow dates are June 30-July4
by Cheeks
Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Northwest Paddle Fest 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 6692

Northwest Paddle Fest 2017

Calling PNW paddlers! Come out to the inaugural Northwest Paddle Fest this summer in Washington! Blackfly will be on hand with boat demos, canoe deliveries, free instructional clinics, and of course, tacos. We had such a blast paddling with everyone last summer that we're going to try to do it every...
by Cheeks
Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Seattle Area Paddling
Replies: 3
Views: 3063

Re: Seattle Area Paddling

Jay, Definitely get in touch with Paddle Trails, Dave is good people. I boated with them last summer on the Blackfly tour, and had a blast. Skykomish is 90 minutes ish from Seattle, depending on where you're coming from, and at the level I did it, it was somewhere in between Cheat Canyon and Lower Y...
by Cheeks
Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Boat for Grand Canyon solo canoe
Replies: 14
Views: 11223

Re: Boat for Grand Canyon

Your options in Flag are limited. Moenkopi has a barge of a whitesell hanging from the rafters, I think Seiba has a sort of canoe too. Jim Michaud has an Outrage stashed at an undisclosed location, and I would give REO a call too, they might have one. Something to consider, depending on the flight, ...
by Cheeks
Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Blackfly Canoes - Where should we go in 2017?
Replies: 9
Views: 4738

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

I think we can try and put Boise on the schedule on the way out to or back from the PNW.

For PNW boaters, keep the week of June 28th in mind, we're aiming to have a week out in the area to paddle with everyone, including boat demos, free clinics, and instruction. We'll have more details soon!
by Cheeks
Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Blackfly Canoes - Where should we go in 2017?
Replies: 9
Views: 4738

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

Fear not, we will be back. Hoping to hit the fest you guys throw in the spring
by Cheeks
Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Blackfly Canoes - Where should we go in 2017?
Replies: 9
Views: 4738

Blackfly Canoes - Where should we go in 2017?

Hey guys! Last year I asked for help in planning an epic canoeing roadtrip, and you familiar plural delivered, with a bunch of dates in awesome locations. The Blackfly Tour rolled through Arkansas, Colorado, the PNW, Quebec, and a few other places, and we met amazing people along the way. We're look...
by Cheeks
Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Rolling a Blackfly
Replies: 5
Views: 2946

Re: Rolling a Blackfly

He's doing a standard low brace roll, just flipping to his offside. The playboats (Blackfly and Delta) are so short that they are way less forgiving of sloppy technique. The hp snap is so much more critical. When I watch people struggling to roll the playboats I see a few commonalities: rushing - no...
by Cheeks
Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Blackfly Canoe Demos in British Columbia, Canada
Replies: 1
Views: 1677

Blackfly Canoe Demos in British Columbia, Canada

Hey y'all! We just wanted to get the word out that Blackfly has made it to Canada eh and that we've got some public demos coming up. July 31 - Skutz Falls on the Cowichan River near Duncan, BC on the Island Aug 5/6 - Chilliwack River near Vancouver, BC And in between we'll be near Squamish. Anyone n...
by Cheeks
Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 1922

Re: Astral Throw Rope *Brand New*

Interested. Where are you located?
by Cheeks
Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Blackfly Canoe demos out west - where should we go?
Replies: 24
Views: 8212

Re: Blackfly Canoe demos out west - where should we go?

If you're cruising out to CA via I-80, be sure to swing by the Reno Whitewater Park (formally known as Wingfield Park) on the mughty Truckee River right smack in the middle of downtown Reno. It's a great little park, with two major channels (north channel has some meaty holes at the right flows and...
by Cheeks
Wed Feb 03, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Blackfly Canoe demos out west - where should we go?
Replies: 24
Views: 8212

Re: Blackfly Canoe demos out west - where should we go?

Does this mean the grand canyon boat is going to be ready by the end of May? Is it just going to be for self-support trips or will it be small enough to use unloaded on a raft supported trip? Any plans to leave one in Flagstaff for rental? I'm launching on 5th Sept and still trying to decide what b...
by Cheeks
Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Blackfly Canoe demos out west - where should we go?
Replies: 24
Views: 8212

Re: Blackfly Canoe demos out west - where should we go?

Hey guys, Just checking back in with you guys about where and when you'd like to see some demos. Here is a rough itinerary (still subject to change) May 21-22 - Arkansas May 27-June 12 - Blackfly Corporate Retreat in the Grand Canyon June 18 - July 2 - California or Colorado (snowpack dependent) Jul...
by Cheeks
Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Question for Blackfly Option Owners
Replies: 23
Views: 13046

Re: Question for Blackfly Option Owners

The way I look at buying a new boat is, if I buy a plastic boat and don't like it, I am reasonably confident I can sell it quickly for close to what I paid for it. I'm assuming this is doubly true in the PNW
by Cheeks
Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Question for Blackfly Option Owners
Replies: 23
Views: 13046

Re: Question for Blackfly Option Owners

I weighed around 225 when I started paddling an Option, I'm 165 now and it's definitely easier and drier. With boats it's hard to say what the max weight is, there is just a continuum, where the heavier you get the wetter the boat is and harder for the boat to be as nimble as it normally is. I defin...