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missy

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Kayak in the bay: Yes

What you shared above:

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lyra

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I have nightmares about that sort of thing, and I was raised on lakes and have been in every kind of boat.
 

Wink

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Personally I have never run anything over about 25 feet. My son has done much more, but decided after one of his friends pancaked his landing and shortened his back by 1/4 inch or so that it was silly to risk so much.

Now that he is a dad he is more conservative with his kayaking, for which his mother, his wife and I are all grateful! ;)2

Here is a picture of me on about a 22 footer,

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And my son on the White Salmon,

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And me going down a sliding drop with a path through the flowers, this one is a lot of fun with no risk of getting hurt... (This was actually my avatar in my early years on Pricescope.)

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There is a new show called extreme rescues and the first story is about a failed 80 foot kayak fall with head trauma/dead/ assumed revived since there is a show about it. There was a sneak peak and the guy was purple. They both wore go pros.

They had hiked 4 hours in New Zealand to get to the falls.
 

Jimmianne

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Personally I have never run anything over about 25 feet. My son has done much more, but decided after one of his friends pancaked his landing and shortened his back by 1/4 inch or so that it was silly to risk so much.

Now that he is a dad he is more conservative with his kayaking, for which his mother, his wife and I are all grateful! ;)2

Here is a picture of me on about a 22 footer,

WATERFAL.JPG

And my son on the White Salmon,

WHTSALMN.JPG

And me going down a sliding drop with a path through the flowers, this one is a lot of fun with no risk of getting hurt... (This was actually my avatar in my early years on Pricescope.)

GRASSw.jpg

Wink
Incredible! What...fun??
 

luv2sparkle

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We watched the trailer for the extreme rescue show. I was amazed that someone would take that risk. I am assuming the guy lived but my husband watching it said 'that is a dead body'. He has seen quite a few in his line of work.

I can't imagine someone taking such a risk.
 

Wink

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Incredible! What...fun??
Absolutely. Fun, exciting and never the same twice. Learning to work with the water, not against it, and getting to where you need to be, unbelievably rewarding. I started relatively late in my life, compared to many, and can still go, although the rivers I go on now are much less challenging than those I did as a younger man. (I have been kayaking for more than 40 years now.) My son I got started when he was about thirteen. Heck he is in his mid forties now and has his whole family rafting and kayaking with him.

He is a much better kayaker than I ever was and I love to watch him when I can. It is a lifetime sport as the water is soft and when you work with the water there is not strain or pain at the end of the day.

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Karl_K

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@Wink even kayacked right outside his old office.
One of the funniest pics ever posted to ps!
 

Wink

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@Wink even kayaked right outside his old office.
One of the funniest pics ever posted to ps!
You mean this one?

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A major water main broke up the street. I had my kayak in the truck to go kayaking after work, so I decided to kayak in the street, just to say I had. I had enough water to paddle across the grass and into the window well of the basement of my building. When I tapped the window fairly hard, I realized that breaking the window would not only allow much more water into the basement, but would also most likely decapitate me as I went at great speed into the broken window. I paddled back out into the street where my silliness was captured by Channel 2 and went national on the wire services.

To this day, I have the first, and only, known descent of Main Street in Boise, Idaho in a kayak...

Todd Grey of Nice Ice even drove to town just to meet the crazy kayaker. ;)2

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Karl_K

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@Wink yes that one!!!!! For some reason I find it tremendously funny and can not look at it without laughing.
The look on the cops face is priceless.
 

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@Wink you've got me dying over here :lol-2:

If you want we can tow you out to the continental shelf here for a day paddle :lol:
 

Cozystitches

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No to the picture, but I've always wanted to learn to kayak.... part of my issue now is the fact that I live in the desert, so not a lot of water to kayak in, but maybe some day :D
 

Wink

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@Wink you've got me dying over here :lol-2:

If you want we can tow you out to the continental shelf here for a day paddle :lol:
Is there good surfing there, or just a long paddle home? Not too much interested in a long paddle.

I had some great surfing on the coast of Chile, that can be a lot of fun, and when the waves get gnarly, absolutely terrifying.

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