on Thu May 02, 2013 2:59 pm#41084
on Thu May 02, 2013 2:59 pm#41085
on Thu May 02, 2013 3:28 pm#41092
on Thu May 02, 2013 3:43 pm#41093
- Location : In my own little world
on Thu May 02, 2013 3:54 pm#41097
on Thu May 02, 2013 3:55 pm#41099
be careful doing that
David Carradine pushed himself too far one day, look what happened to him
on Thu May 02, 2013 3:58 pm#41101
on Thu May 02, 2013 3:59 pm#41104
the word you missed is
on Thu May 02, 2013 4:08 pm#41108
a photo of you with a Kneeboard and a look in your eye with "SOON" would be epic
on Thu May 02, 2013 4:12 pm#41111
on Thu May 02, 2013 9:38 pm#41161
You'll also figure out what size kayak works best for you by test paddling. Usually a smaller kayak will be better in a river than a longer one will. Smaller kayaks are more maneuverable, while longer kayaks maintain speed and track better.
It may sound silly, but get a PFD and wear it. It might save your ass one day. If you end up with a sit-inside, get a bilge pump, too.
Its worth the money to take a paddling safety course. You'll learn how to self rescue (get back in your kayak) and proper paddling and bracing techniques. Improper paddling will tire you out faster and bad bracing can result in a dislocated shoulder.
Some retailers will sell off their rentals once or twice a year. Finding out when these sales are can save you some dough. Craigslist is a good resource as well.
Don't skimp on the paddle. A quality, light paddle makes all the difference.
on Thu May 02, 2013 9:41 pm#41162
on Fri May 03, 2013 5:01 am#41173
- Location : North west UK
I want to get into it so thought I'd start cheap and see how it goes. Going to do a 3 day tour up a river camping along the way.
on Fri May 03, 2013 10:02 am#41187
Be careful who you paddle the tandems with. I've also heard them called "divorce boats" lol.
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