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by Alden
Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Do I need a custom skirt?
Replies: 12
Views: 6575

Re: Do I need a custom skirt?

For the record, I purchased a Snapdragon EXP. Even with the moved-forward seat of my Prijon Pure C-1, it worked great. I'm back on the river!

Thanks for your help, folks.

Alden
by Alden
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Do I need a custom skirt?
Replies: 12
Views: 6575

Re: Do I need a custom skirt?

I think I remember that Snapdragon Groove skirt. :D Never did stay on great.
by Alden
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Do I need a custom skirt?
Replies: 12
Views: 6575

Re: Do I need a custom skirt?

I suppose I'd also love to know: What type of skirts are C-1ers using?

Just curious.

Thanks,

Alden
by Alden
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Do I need a custom skirt?
Replies: 12
Views: 6575

Re: Do I need a custom skirt?

I guess what I'm specifically asking is -- does anyone have any experience using any of the Snapdragon skirts -- the EXP, or the Armortex -- or the Level Six skirts on C-1s with normal Dagger pedestal configurations?

Any opinions appreciated.

Thanks,

Alden
by Alden
Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Do I need a custom skirt?
Replies: 12
Views: 6575

Do I need a custom skirt?

Hi Folks, My old Mountain Surf skirt finally bit the dust. Of course this happened right as the rivers are finally up after a year of drought . . . I just drove the local paddling store, and the best whitewater skirt they had, a Bomber Gear skirt of some kind, definitely did not fit my Prijon Pure X...
by Alden
Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Has anyone open boated the Taureau river in Canada?
Replies: 27
Views: 9337

Re: Has anyone open boated the Taureau river in Canada?

Since this thread was started, I posted some footage of my friends and me running the Taureau.

What a great river.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzSPsNkHxd4" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Alden
by Alden
Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Green Narrows OC-2 Gorilla descent
Replies: 3
Views: 1187

Green Narrows OC-2 Gorilla descent

An OC-2 descent of the Green Narrows, including Gorilla and Sunshine, with some excellent camera angles and an accompanying article:

http://www.canoekayak.com/canoe/jolly-green-giants/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Alden
by Alden
Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:08 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: vintage slalom videos?
Replies: 7
Views: 1851

Re: vintage slalom videos?

I have several old VHS videos I'd like to put on the Internet. "Fast and Clean" is a classic, most notable to me for one of the great moments of understatement I have ever seen in a film (so understated that I did not understand at first what had happened at the end of Linda Harrison's run). I have ...
by Alden
Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:08 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Great Falls cross bow -- Geoff Calhoun
Replies: 5
Views: 1967

Re: Great Falls cross bow -- Geoff Calhoun

Glad you all enjoyed it. I know I did. The race line is considered to be the river right side of The Spout -- a boof onto a rock shelf that leaves one in the current at the base of the drop, rather than in the river left "kettle." From 1976-2009 this line was considered very dangerous, and only run ...
by Alden
Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Great Falls cross bow -- Geoff Calhoun
Replies: 5
Views: 1967

Great Falls cross bow -- Geoff Calhoun

I thought this was absolutely worth posting. During the recent Great Falls of the Potomac Race -- a class V downriver race held on a section of rapids just outside Washington DC -- kayak paddler and former race champion Geoff Calhoun broke his paddle in the first rapid. With two more class V rapids ...
by Alden
Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: SUP! (Stand Up Paddleboarding)
Replies: 34
Views: 5292

Re: SUP! (Stand Up Paddleboarding)

The question here for me is -- why has stand up paddling seemed to catch fire as a trend, while striding (standing up with a kayak paddle) never did?

(And stepping beyond the good-natured wisdom I'm sure we all share about the superiority of the single bladed paddle.)
by Alden
Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: The "Shacho"
Replies: 18
Views: 4253

Re: The "Shacho"

Neat. What's the name mean?
by Alden
Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: SUP! (Stand Up Paddleboarding)
Replies: 34
Views: 5292

Re: SUP! (Stand Up Paddleboarding)

It certainly looks fun. That said, I'm a bit alarmed at the speed with which it has seemed to gain legitimacy. For instance, the ACA (American Canoe Association) sticker that I got this year when I renewed my membership says: "ACA: Canoe, Kayak, SUP, Raft, Rescue." Four of those have been around for...
by Alden
Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Prijon Pure XL
Replies: 13
Views: 5437

Re: Prijon Pure XL

Hi folks, I wanted to provide an update. I have paddled the Prijon Pure XL for almost a year now, and it's a wonderful conversion: stable, boofs well, tracks well, and I've already gotten more hardcore use out of it than my last Burn (by a mile) without a crack so far. (Knock on wood.) I did crack t...
by Alden
Tue May 29, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: OC2 Run on the Green Narrows
Replies: 13
Views: 2570

Re: OC2 Run on the Green Narrows

Well done. :D

Alden