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by ken hughes
Sun Jun 11, 2006 5:56 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: FS: Dagger Aftershock
Replies: 4
Views: 2276

The price is good. Will deal quickly. Would you send me some pictures please? kenhughescourses@aol.com

Ta,

Ken
by ken hughes
Tue May 09, 2006 7:00 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Should i buy a Taureau...?
Replies: 17
Views: 6291

Am paddling a Zoom at the moment, but I am seriously considering this change. It is in the same class as the Aftershock and Spanish Fly, but is a bit of a hybrid. It could be equated to a creek C1 with an open deck. I also understand that due to the smaller cockpit than the afore mentioned boats, it...
by ken hughes
Mon May 01, 2006 5:24 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Wanted: Dagger Aftershock
Replies: 2
Views: 1038

Come on you are America, land of the free...... someone must want to sell me an aftershock!

Ken
by ken hughes
Mon May 01, 2006 5:12 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: C-1 Playboats
Replies: 12
Views: 4405

My mate Loz is pretty megga in a C1 freestyle boat. He has a wheelboy. The feedback is that it is a cartwheel machine! However, it does not do the modern moves as well though.

Me, doing consistent wheels would be good!

Ken
by ken hughes
Mon May 01, 2006 5:07 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: OC-1 rolling - new problem
Replies: 8
Views: 2170

Hi Geoff, A couple of thoughts: Try extending your paddle out from the side of the boat for the whole set up phase. This will mean you are not cramped and will give you more leverage. do this by projecting your T-Grip onto your forehead once you have switched to the back of the blade. An open canoe ...
by ken hughes
Sat Apr 29, 2006 10:06 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: C-1 Playboats
Replies: 12
Views: 4405

Jackson superstar all the way man! Rips!
by ken hughes
Mon Apr 24, 2006 8:45 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Ocoee or Outrage as first WW OC-1?
Replies: 27
Views: 9478

What is the problem? Buy the Ocoee and get some good coaching. Then spend a little more time getting your balance (just time after all!).

Do not buy an outage............it would be an outrage!

Ken
by ken hughes
Mon Apr 24, 2006 8:34 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: OC1 Instructional Material
Replies: 4
Views: 1314

Now Colin, The chapter in the BCU Handbook is well written (!!!!), but because of limited space rather short. Thrill of the paddle is pretty good though. Do not underestmate the Drill Time stuff; particularly the flat water foundation skills. These skills are the basis for good white water boating. ...
by ken hughes
Mon Apr 24, 2006 8:24 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Wanted: Dagger Aftershock
Replies: 2
Views: 1038

Wanted: Dagger Aftershock

Has anyone got an Aftershock for sale please?

Ken
by ken hughes
Sun Apr 16, 2006 8:00 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: More rolling: OC-1 to C-1
Replies: 15
Views: 7460

The rolls are the same.

It's the same as changing OC1's. The Ocoee for instance rolls more slowly than the Zoom. The outrage is quicker than the aftershock.

My jackson superstar C1 is a slower roll than my Esquif Zoom.

Get your technique right and the debate is academic.

Ken
by ken hughes
Sun Apr 16, 2006 7:49 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: Dagger Aftershock for sale near Philly
Replies: 2
Views: 1294

Is your aftershock still for sale?

What condition is it in?

Would youn mind sending me some pic's please?

Ken
by ken hughes
Sun Dec 04, 2005 7:01 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: What have you learned about your paddling in 2005
Replies: 34
Views: 12031

You would do well to learn that a "hip snap" is nothng to do with a canoe roll!!! My appologies if you are a kayaker! I learned that if you write your name in your boat you may get it back if you get stuffed on a river in flood. I was also reminded that specialist white water open boating is still a...
by ken hughes
Sat Dec 03, 2005 8:05 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: idea for OC's
Replies: 33
Views: 10002

Accept your boat is an open canoe. It is getting the technique right and practicing that gives you a good roll; not adaptations to the integrity of the open boat ethic. Rolling a Spanish Fly is much easier than many gunwale boats. Try getting in touch with a gunwale boater from the UK who can advise...
by ken hughes
Sat Dec 03, 2005 8:05 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: idea for OC's
Replies: 33
Views: 10002

Accept your boat is an open canoe. It is getting the technique right and practicing that gives you a good roll; not adaptations to the integrity of the open boat ethic. Rolling a Spanish Fly is much easier than many gunwale boats. Try getting in touch with a gunwale boater from the UK who can advise...
by ken hughes
Sat Dec 03, 2005 7:57 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: OC1 and C1 paddle Length
Replies: 4
Views: 2230

Turn the paddle upside down. Measure the shaft not the overall paddle because the blade will be immersed. The length should be from your crotch to somewhere around your forehead. The fine adjustment comes with experience and preference; so maybe go for an average.

Ken