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by Cheeks
Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Detonator or Ocoee?
Replies: 15
Views: 3562

OK, some good information to consider. With five straight days in Ohiopyle, I might find some people with theses boats willing to let me give them a spin. But for a IV+ why not the L'Edge? :D Cause I don't think I can trip with it (five days or so), I think it would be bad on flatwater, and cause I ...
by Cheeks
Thu Sep 02, 2010 1:24 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Detonator or Ocoee?
Replies: 15
Views: 3562

I'm 5'11'' and around 200#, hopefully that will be going down after an offseason of strength and conditioning. I had not considered the Viper, now I wonder about that as well. And to answer a previous question, I am looking to challenge myself into becoming a better paddler. After ten minutes in an ...
by Cheeks
Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Detonator or Ocoee?
Replies: 15
Views: 3562

Detonator or Ocoee?

OK, I have come to a crossroads in my whitewater life and am seeking advice. I have been paddling an old Probe 11 for about two years. I like it, but I need a boat that is going to help me advance into the realm of IV+, maybe even higher. Given these criteria, what would you pick? I need a boat that...
by Cheeks
Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: PA LY this weekend? (Aug 14-15)
Replies: 9
Views: 1741

That's funny, I paddled with them Saturday. I saw your Det then on Saturday, because there wern't many open boats on the river that weekend.
by Cheeks
Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:21 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: PA LY this weekend? (Aug 14-15)
Replies: 9
Views: 1741

FullGnarlzOC wrote:I was out there. Only other open boat I saw, other than our group(vern/phil/me) was someone in a yellow Phantom. I believe.

I was in a Yellow Det.
What day were you with Vern and Phil?
by Cheeks
Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Now legal to run Ohiopyle Falls as of 22-Aug-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1434

Sweet!!!!!


Great work you guys.
by Cheeks
Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Need to promote cboating? How?
Replies: 31
Views: 5357

Be on the water. That's the most important thing. Look, I like the kayak vs OC as much as the next guy, but at the end of the day, the dark side is still on our side. With the exception of boats and paddles, we have pretty much similar gear, and they drive new products, like PFDs, helmets, knives, e...
by Cheeks
Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: What kind of paddler are you? How hard do you paddle?
Replies: 86
Views: 15292

I chose the third option. I'm 21, been boating since before I could walk. As a kid, canoeing was always a way to get to amazing places. Whitewater, for me, was originally only a skill to get to even more amazing places. Then it became amazing in its own right. I am constantly trying to challenge mys...
by Cheeks
Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: PA LY this weekend? (Aug 14-15)
Replies: 9
Views: 1741

OK, Saturday I will be in Ohiopyle all day, camping out at a campground. Sunday, I have to drive back to New Jersey, so it will be either a very early run or a loop. Additional question: If I go to Ohiopyle without firm plans, what are the chances of meeting some boaters? I saw lots of yakkers two w...
by Cheeks
Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: PA LY this weekend? (Aug 14-15)
Replies: 9
Views: 1741

PA LY this weekend? (Aug 14-15)

I'm going to be the only open boater in my group, if my group decides to come with me. Any other open boaters gonna be out there?

I ran the Lower two weeks ago, and it went really well. I just want to get some runs in this weekend before it gets swarmed for falls fest.
by Cheeks
Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:08 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Astral Green Vest
Replies: 15
Views: 2667

OC1er wrote:not to highjack the thread, but any opinions on the Stohlquist Descent?
HIJACKER!!!

No, now I'm also wondering about the Stohlquist. I saw it on a guy and it looked huge and bulky.

And thanks Mike, that's exactly what I was looking for.
by Cheeks
Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:17 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Astral Green Vest
Replies: 15
Views: 2667

Astral Green Vest

I was just wondering what y'all thought about the Astral Green. I need a new PFD and the Green looks good. Specifically, what do you guys think about: The pullover aspect - Do you find this to be a pro or a con? Can you get it off quickly if you were so compelled? Flotation - Is 15.5 enough for, say...
by Cheeks
Tue Aug 03, 2010 3:45 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Anybody going to the Yough this weekend?
Replies: 4
Views: 1210

Ken, Sorry I missed you on Sunday. I had to do an early loop run in order to be back in New Jersey for work. I head from some yaker at Cucumber that a whole "$hit-ton" of canoes were coming, I imagine that was you guys. Good news is that I am planning to be back for Falls Fest and also for five days...
by Cheeks
Mon Aug 02, 2010 3:25 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Vancouver Island...where to rent an open boat?
Replies: 6
Views: 1243

The only canoe rental that I remember is in Port Alberni. Granted, I was only in Port Renfrew and Ucluelet, but I really wanted to boat around on the rivers, lakes, and in the ocean, and my Canuck friends would only rent me kayaks. Hope you find an option, but when I was up there last year, canoes w...
by Cheeks
Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Anybody going to the Yough this weekend?
Replies: 4
Views: 1210

Anybody going to the Yough this weekend?

Anybody going to the Lower Yough this weekend? Two friends and I are heading down there, and it would be cool to meet up with some open boaters, because as of now, I'm the only kneeler.

Chris