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by thomsonbytheriver
Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Coming soon....
Replies: 14
Views: 2055

Re: Coming soon....

It's called the Electro. Here's the link to see it in action:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_hToD1hNcM

Ian
by thomsonbytheriver
Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Hog's Back Falls anyone?
Replies: 2
Views: 646

Re: Hog's Back Falls anyone?

It'll be a mighty cold week for it- high of -9 on Friday! I've run hogs back, and I love it, however I'm always a bit cautious about the media coverage. I think it's great to highlight the sport, but on the flip side it draws attention to the fact that, well, we're running waterfalls and people thin...
by thomsonbytheriver
Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Your cold weather stuff?
Replies: 12
Views: 2155

Re: Your cold weather stuff?

I go Commando! Let the goose bumps and the awkward stares keep me warm.
by thomsonbytheriver
Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Check this out...
Replies: 9
Views: 3636

ELECTRO Kids canoe

The Electro was indeed the Jimicup beer canoe. At the moment, it is a one off design. I hope to make it available to more kids somehow :D because, as you can see, it works rather well. It has been a perfect boat for Isaac and he has really developed quickly. I can't wait to see what next summer will...
by thomsonbytheriver
Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Check this out...
Replies: 9
Views: 3636

Proud Dad, sweet ride...

The Electro has spent much time at Palmers. Some of the footage was taken there. It's a 3 year old design.

This boat is, I guess, the first and only whitewater canoe for the little ones, (5 and up). It's super stable, fast, dry and has training wheels!
by thomsonbytheriver
Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Check this out...
Replies: 9
Views: 3636

Check this out...

by thomsonbytheriver
Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: twist and crawl
Replies: 12
Views: 1759

Re: twist and crawl

I used to use ankle blocks. They not only occlude my pedal artery making my feet fall asleep, but they actually make the pain worse because they limit movement. I stopped using them about 10 years ago.
by thomsonbytheriver
Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: twist and crawl
Replies: 12
Views: 1759

Re: twist and crawl

Would you perhaps be in the 'Masters' category? I'm finding at the age of 45 that Pains are creeping in and lasting where they never did before. My right ankle is the worst. After a fairly active season, I now have permanent pain and stiffness there. My knees have given me trouble for years. Do what...
by thomsonbytheriver
Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Two boots or not two boots?: a drysuit question
Replies: 18
Views: 1588

Boots blow!

I must disagree with the boot lovers. Every drysuit I've owned with booties ends up leaking in short order because the feet take so much abuse. The booties are always uncomfortable when stuffed into a pair of sandals or other footwear. They fill up with water and can't be drained until you remove th...
by thomsonbytheriver
Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: JimiCup C1 mind meld...
Replies: 16
Views: 2458

Re: JimiCup C1 mind meld...

Okay, so sometime next summer let's do a single bladed mind meld on the Ottawa. I don't mind planning it as long as we keep it simple- no t shirts, no swag, no sponsors, no entry fees. Just chillin' on the river.
by thomsonbytheriver
Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:01 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: JimiCup C1 mind meld...
Replies: 16
Views: 2458

Re: JimiCup C1 mind meld...

Oh and Congrats on the little one. Mine is 8 now and we're having a blast! I've introduced Isaac to kayaking and canoeing with no bias and true to tree from which he fell, this apple seems to choose his open boat about 90% of the time.

Ian
by thomsonbytheriver
Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:58 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: JimiCup C1 mind meld...
Replies: 16
Views: 2458

Re: JimiCup C1 mind meld...

Would there be interest in some sort of C1 gathering on the Ottawa for next year? Maybe we can plan something with a bit more lead time.

Ian
by thomsonbytheriver
Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: JimiCup C1 mind meld...
Replies: 16
Views: 2458

JimiCup C1 mind meld...

JimiCup is July 21 at Smoothie on the Ottawa R. Will anybody be coming with their C squirt? Would anyone like to have a meeting of the minds- informal trading of skills in conjunction with the event? I'll be there with my Groove.

Ian Thomson.
by thomsonbytheriver
Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Your knees will thank you!
Replies: 6
Views: 1391

Re: Your knees will thank you!

I tried shaping knee cups too and shaping it out to my knee bumps. It didn't help because my trouble spot slides out of the way of the contour and minicell is quite rigid causing real discomfort. In fact I think the rigisity of minicell caused the problem in the first place. Life jacket foam is a pe...
by thomsonbytheriver
Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Your knees will thank you!
Replies: 6
Views: 1391

Your knees will thank you!

I'm in my 30th year of paddling and I struck upon a 'why didn't I think of this before' idea this year. I have developed chronic tendonitis in my pitelar tendon from cranking my knees into a C1 for so many years- it's like a hot poker sticking in my leg sometimes. I tried donut rings, knee pads and ...