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The next generation....

Post by lougianni » Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:14 pm

Lou Gianni (12yr) and Andy (10yr) playin' around... :wink:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jrgV-7 ... r_embedded

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Re: The next generation....

Post by jakke » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:57 am

great to see youngsters on the river! But shouldn't they be wearing pfd's and hlemets when messing around in rapids?

It's probably an inspiration for which boats to choose for their 10 year old paddlers.

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Re: The next generation....

Post by canotrouge » Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:26 pm

I have to agre with Jakke.. PFD's and helmets should be a must.

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Re: The next generation....

Post by Smurfwarrior » Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:40 am

Watched it and immediately cringed at the lack of helmet and PFDs on these kids.....

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Re: The next generation....

Post by ian123 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:30 pm

^^ yeah seriously
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Re: The next generation....

Post by truckeeboater » Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:44 am

Don't mean to beat a dead horse, but my 4 year old knows better than to climb into any of my boats without the right gear on...
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Re: The next generation....

Post by lougianni » Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:14 pm

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This is fun huh ?
Sure is !!! Better be careful though... there might be Cboat neighborhood watchmen around.....
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Oh Yeah... let's get out of here before they come and spoil our fun.... Jump !!!
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Yeehawwww !!!!
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Re: The next generation....

Post by magicmike » Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:38 pm

Dain brammage is no joke dude.-M-

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Re: The next generation....

Post by lougianni » Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:25 pm

magicmike wrote:Dain brammage is no joke dude.-M-
Hey, I'm with you on this one bro....
I mean, just one look at Greg Lemond, right ?
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Really, it's a miracle any of us got out of the 60's & 70's, not to mention survived paddling open boats from the late 80's 'till now....

Y'know what else's is no joke ?

The tyranny of evil men...

but I'm trying... I'm trying real hard..... :wink:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcOWkFBGJPI

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Re: The next generation....

Post by magicmike » Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:51 am

"We like three little Fonzies".-M-

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Re: The next generation....

Post by ian123 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:48 pm

Wow. Hopefully they have a chance to pick up better habits from other people on the river.
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Re: The next generation....

Post by lougianni » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:58 pm

ian123 wrote:Wow. Hopefully they have a chance to pick up better habits from other people on the river.
On the Truckee... on the 4th of July ??? not likely.... just hundreds and hundreds of revelers floating down the river on innertubes, duckies and rafts (and 3 open canoes... us...) about half in bikini's (the better half :lol: ), half sober.... few to none in helmets and whatnot..... maybe not up to your standard... but it is what it is..... fwiw... there used to be more open boaters out here (incl. the SF American and other coastal rivers in season.... ) But few and far between these days..... couldn't find a new boat to buy if you tried..... My older boy just turned 13 last Friday.... if you think you can make him do anything he doesn't want to, in the midst of hundreds of bikini clad ladies.... well let's just say that there'd likely be one less open boater out on the rivers in California.... and we don't want that now, do we.... (and trust me when I say that a four year old will listen to dad better than a 13 year old young man in a river full of bikini's.... :wink: ) maybe ain't what I want... but it is what it is..... I'm happy to have them out there.... (more to come...) 8)

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Re: The next generation....

Post by KNeal » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:42 pm

I understand your point about young teen-age boys and being in a partying group of river revelers. What I don't get is having float bags inside the canoes but not on the boaters. True, boats don't argue, but they also don't carry the expense of damage or loss that the human body can.

Good video, though. Glad they are at least on the river having fun instead of chasing bikini-clad "better halfs" somewhere more dangerous--like on the road.
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