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by Rand C1
Sat May 11, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Boat of the Week - Robson Finkenmeister
Replies: 14
Views: 11666

Re: Boat of the Week - Robson Finkenmeister

The low volume stern keeps me from getting stern squirted real hard(& flipped & subsequent loss of speed...)when I'm a little off line(nothing for the hole to grab). Lean it a little and it eddies like a champ. Not slow, I like the boat. Rand P.S. I don't use hip pads the bulkhead seems to do it for...
by Rand C1
Thu May 09, 2013 10:26 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Boat of the Week - Robson Finkenmeister
Replies: 14
Views: 11666

Re: Boat of the Week - Robson Finkenmeister

I also have a Fink. I dont have much to add to what PAC said, thats pretty much the case. It took me awhile to love my Fink but its my boat now. I am in the cockpit as far forward as it will allow. When you roll, your arms need to be forward over the deck. It definetly saved my butt on the UY a few ...
by Rand C1
Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Boat of the Week - Dagger Cascade
Replies: 18
Views: 15263

Re: Boat of the Week - Dagger Cascade

A Cascade's factory outfitting must be modified as with any C1. I have knee cups and toe bocks in mine and added to the pedestal height. I also have a Fink, another purpose-built C1, and it required substantial modification. But, it really is an easy rolling boat. They are used to teach the canoe ro...
by Rand C1
Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Boat of the Week - Dagger Cascade
Replies: 18
Views: 15263

Re: Boat of the Week - Dagger Cascade

The Cascade is an old boat hull design, I get that. But I love the classic C1 shape of the Cascade. Its the old William Nealy C1 look.
Rand
PS It doesn't "paddle like a log" sounds like oc issues
by Rand C1
Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Boat of the Week - Dagger Cascade
Replies: 18
Views: 15263

Re: Boat of the Week - Dagger Cascade

I love my Cascade. That's why I have a spare.
Rand
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by Rand C1
Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: C Videos
Topic: OC-1 on Ohiopyle Falls
Replies: 2
Views: 2333

Re: OC-1 on Ohiopyle Falls

Thats Aaron's first run. Nice save right on the lip. It looked real bad from below. I'm glad somebody got that on vidio.
Rand
PS Just noticed Arron's first run also made Dale Brigg's Footage
by Rand C1
Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: River of the Year - Stoney Creek River
Replies: 16
Views: 4528

Re: River of the Year - Stoney Creek River

Its the River of the Year... man
by Rand C1
Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: River of the Year - Stoney Creek River
Replies: 16
Views: 4528

Re: River of the Year - Stoney Creek River

I need my hull speed, so the Ion was not a hit with me. However, I loved the Option right off, great boat. It was very cool to get the opportunity to test drive some current ob designs, thanks guys. I think Mark liked the Fink.
Rand
by Rand C1
Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Reaching Canoeing Nirvana
Replies: 47
Views: 5540

Re: Reaching Canoeing Nirvana

Cross bow is most important when you are eddied up on (what would be) the wrong side of the river and you need to upstream cross bow ferry out of the eddy. Otherwise you can only paddle(eddy) the one side of the river. Its a skill you need to get.
Rand
by Rand C1
Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Reaching Canoeing Nirvana
Replies: 47
Views: 5540

Re: Reaching Canoeing Nirvana

Ego is just one of the things that make us do the things we do(such as running a big scary drop). Its not good or bad, its just there. There are so many different kinds of paddlers with different things motivate them, its very cool sport. Looking at our own boating and coaching other C boaters is wh...
by Rand C1
Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Reaching Canoeing Nirvana
Replies: 47
Views: 5540

Re: Reaching Canoeing Nirvana

Then a good combat roll is key to developing Gnarlyness.
Rand
by Rand C1
Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Reaching Canoeing Nirvana
Replies: 47
Views: 5540

Re: Reaching Canoeing Nirvana

So, the Gnarly boater presses the envelope of his current skills(just enough hopefully)and thus advances his paddling skills. Helped along by his ego and peer pressure(and coaching, hopefully) from his paddling friends. There hows that, close right.
Rand
by Rand C1
Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Reaching Canoeing Nirvana
Replies: 47
Views: 5540

Re: Reaching Canoeing Nirvana

Ok, so narlyness is say... hanging on for a tough roll and getting it (having GUTs). Then sick nastiness is running horrific, scarry drops, do I have this right. Rand
by Rand C1
Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: The Great[ly Ignominious] C1 - OC1 Debate...
Replies: 27
Views: 5749

Re: The Great[ly Ignominious] C1 - OC1 Debate...

I think an open boat gives a great ride all that volume, wave trains are so fun. I love my Fink, quick & responsive, and when I get flipped I'm up right now. Love your vessel,
Rand
by Rand C1
Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: C Videos
Topic: Another ALF video
Replies: 4
Views: 3285

Re: Another ALF video

Cool vid man, I got to go next year, I tried this year, couldn't get the vacation time (new project)
Rand