Nantahala GAF weekend

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slkrab95
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Re: Nantahala GAF weekend

Postby slkrab95 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:22 am

LykAGrl wrote:
slkrab95 wrote:You mean you're not coming with us next time? :(


Exactly what I mean. I've seen water rip through houses, unearth coffins, and destroy everything in its path. I don't have to challenge that sort of power to prove anything or to be humbled, I'm quite comfortable with a certain level of danger and accept those risks. It's never been a goal of mine to run the shit; only to be a competent boater with solid skills, good judgement, and above all else to have fun. The line between fun and terror for me is well-defined, and I don't cross it unnecessarily good sir. I'm quite happy living vicariously through Vimeo and all the assorted kayak porn available. :righton:



Nothing wrong with that at all!! Seeing you stay involved after injury and getting back out there this year has been a inspiration for me. No matter who you are in this sport, having fun should be the ultimate goal. The definition of fun is what separates different paddlers! Any paddling trip with ya is always fun no matter who you are!
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Re: Nantahala GAF weekend

Postby LykAGrl » Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:30 am

I have to say it's amazing to watch the progression of the local paddlers. Sitting on the sideline for 4 months was not fun, and coming back has been an up and down process too. Very frustrating, and at times deeply depressing. If there were a silver lining, it would be that I am more acutely aware of form, technique, and subtle nuances in paddling skills. I have many mentors to thank for helping in that regard. Sitting and watching everyone sucked, especially with this year's abundance of rain but it also forced me to slow down, and study a lot of things that would have otherwise been learned through trial and error. I also discovered there were a lot of things I was unconsciously incompetent at performing, and am working to correct. It's still a work in progress, but I feel good about where my head is, the actual acquiring of skill will only come with butt in boat time. I set very small goals, each leading to greater comfort on and in the water, which I have never been (comfortable around water). I find that with increased comfort comes a greater willingness to push my own personal limits-so I would never say never to paddling Class V, it just might not happen til I turn 50.:)
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Re: Nantahala GAF weekend

Postby showboat » Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:07 am

Great attitude, Edye!!!! Being in a boat, surrounded by friends is what it is all about. I love the social aspect to this sport. I meet great people everywhere on the water and ALWAYS see something new each time I boat. :cheers:
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Re: Nantahala GAF weekend

Postby bigtime » Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:43 am

showboat wrote:I rolled up and then got confused with which way to go.


You looked like you were headed the wrong direction at horns of god too, maybe you need to turn your seat the other way around?

showboat wrote:What happened was totally my error and not really river related.


What had hap'm wahhhh....
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Re: Nantahala GAF weekend

Postby LykAGrl » Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:04 pm

bigtime wrote:
showboat wrote:I rolled up and then got confused with which way to go.


You looked like you were headed the wrong direction at horns of god too, maybe you need to turn your seat the other way around?

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LOL, any schmuck can run it forward, he was showing off.....now we know where he got his screen name! :cheers:
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Re: Nantahala GAF weekend

Postby showboat » Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:02 am

Had to prove that "I" could also get stuck in that easy(hard class4)hole above a class5 fun-fest( ala my crew last year ).....which of course I prove that you "CAN" do damn near the entire run backwards..... :doh:

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