Go Back   Mountain Buzz > Whitewater Boating > Whitewater Kayaking

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-27-2006   #1
KVBA TV8 Vail weatherman/Colorado Kayaker, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1992
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 847
Send a message via MSN to hobie
Dagger to offer free swiftwater class. August 26th

On Saturday, August 26th I am hosting a free one day Swiftwater Essentials class near Eagle, Colorado (location to be determined with flows). The class will be instructed by nationally recognized swiftwater guru Mike Mather http://www.matherrescue.com/
Although it would be nearly impossible to fully train paddlers everything there is to know in one day, this class is designed to teach the basics. Throw bag use and safety, z-drag fundamentals, how to swim a rapid, dealing with strainers, and other basics about river safety, knowledge, and gear. Many paddlers have very little to no skills when it comes to these things so this is a one day class designed to get you started. My budget limited it to 20 people so here is how it will work. At some point on Monday, August 21st I will place another post here and boatertalk.com The first 20 people that email me at mrcolorado1@hotmail.com will be registered. I would do sign up now but when I offered this class to far in advance last year, many people signed up then had a change of plans. This way it is close to the time and you will know if you can make. In addition I will be firing up the grill and feeding the group burgers and dogs. My belief is that we all benefit on the river when everyone knows basic safety procedures. Paddling with someone that can at least operate a throw bag and help you out is a big bonus. I am currently working with Dagger on offering reduced rate safety classes next year in addition to our already free Paddle with the Pros. Good luck on August 21st and we'll see you on the river, safely.

Dagger Kayaks

Please no emails now as I can not save you a space. It all goes down on the 21st. I just wanted to give you a heads up.

hobie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2006   #2
DanOrion's Avatar
Indian Hills, Colorado
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,448
A true ambassador to the sport. Keep up the good work! Thanks to Dagger.

DanOrion is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2006   #3
Healthcare Record Management
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 14
I appreciate it. You truely are as Dan Mentioned an ambassador. thanks for giving the non knowledgable a chance to become knowledgable.

My resent MFS trip had a fella who has been managing a river for 10 yrs (the TL) in the NE and never had to use a z drag or perform any sort of rescue on a river in his life. ( I don't get it either) But needless to say I ran 3 z drags and 2 flipped gear rig recovery's with the help of only a few persons on a 20 person trip and your out to stop this from happening again that's down right what I refer to as The Sh$t!!!!

Thanks again and I wish others like you would or could do the same.

If I can be of any help let me know .....
Crazy Mo Fo J is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dagger Safety Initiative/ Free Class hobie Whitewater Kayaking 3 08-25-2006 12:55 PM
Openings on August 26th Grand Canyon trip LarryV Whitewater Kayaking 2 08-02-2005 09:35 PM
swiftwater class this weekend on poudre... afox Whitewater Kayaking 1 06-23-2005 03:11 PM
Left at Lawson swiftwater class Sat 6/11 Piedra Lost & Found 0 06-12-2005 09:47 AM
Upcoming &inexpensive swiftwater rescue class for kayake hobie Whitewater Kayaking 8 05-27-2005 09:22 AM

» Classified Ads
Dagger Nomad Large Blaze

posted by Rendezvous River Sports


Jackson Zen Small Orange

posted by Rendezvous River Sports

Shipping cost varies based on your location! This boat...

Demo Jackson Karma L

posted by 4CRS

Used 2016 Jackson Karma LG whitewater kayak - lightly used...

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:21 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.