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Old 06-08-2004   #11
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You state: "He hasn't participated in any sport since high school football and before that he was a competitive speed rollerskater".

He probably thinks roller derby is not faked... and he's your roomate. Have fun. He's baiting you every chance he gets. Show him the kayak porn.

Like it or not, all of us are the result of a sexual act.
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Old 06-08-2004   #12
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Why do you care?

I like to play rollerblade hockey - which means that my buddies call me a "fruitbooter." So now I say - hey, I'm going fruitbootin'. I think it's funny.

Why the heck do you CARE if he thinks paddling is "dorky." He doesn't know what he's missing. The most dorky thing about kayaking is the name of some of the freestyle moves: shuvit, kickflip, ollie. This isn't skateboarding...

As for NASCAR - I think some of you folks are underestimating the concentration, reflexes, stamina and guts that it takes to be a NASCAR driver.

And bowling and golf may not require conditioning on the level of some other sports, but they require an amazing amount of skill, concentration and dedication to master.

A fat guy that can hit a 90 mile hour fastball out of the park is still an athlete. Just my opinion.

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Old 06-08-2004   #13
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just one less person in a line up at a wave or a hole somewhere.
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Old 06-08-2004   #14
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stuff him in a boat, see if he rolls first try and does class III, if after that he still wants to b!tch, then let him. If he refuses, then tell him to shut the F___ up until he's tried it.

pansy a$$ed SOB!
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Old 06-08-2004   #15
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sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetttt tt

Tell your buddy to come out here to Durango, we have a couple nice toobin' creeks..Vallecito and Lime.... maybe LRB too.... I have a good digital video rig.. I wanna tape it....
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Old 06-09-2004   #16
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I'm just fine with your buddy not liking our sport. Rivers can get crowded, and we will get along just fine with him participating in REAL sports.
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Old 06-09-2004   #17
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are you people joking???

Oh my god. I can't believe my roomie found so many people as ridiculously out of touch as himself. You will have to excuse me, this will be my only response, but some of us actually have important things to do with our days....
Ok, to all of you hopscotch ... er, dodgeball ... I'm sorry, Cricket, ... wait, bathtub splashing canoe enthusiasts--- Get a f--cking life. Seriously. Who the hell hangs out on "paddling" message boards? Do any of you have girlfriends? And don't give me that "the river is the only sex I need" crap. It is just an excuse. Why are you all so insecure about your "sport" that you needed to respond to this? Is it because deep inside, none of you could compete in any real sport, so you had to seek out some lame pastime and now your inadequacies have been pointed out? I mean, drunk driving and russian roulette are dangerous, but nobody would mistake them for "sports." Am I on to something?
Don't get me wrong, nothing against kayaking. I think the NASCAR references may be a little off base, because race-car drivers require split-second reaction times and are extremely competitive. But kayaking is probably most similar to riding those scooters they sell at walmart and sharper image (the skateboards with a handlebar) or maybe even riding a unicycle. Great exercise for children at fat camp, the elderly, or handicapped. A few years ago, I saw an episode of "america's funniest home videos" with a dog who could kayak. Or maybe it was a kitty. Either way-- so cute. My mom went the other day with her aunt and uncle; they had a fabulous time. But did she call it a sport? Please. There was so much anger in some of these responses-- I am guessing you people haven't been out of your little cyber-dens in quite some time. Turn off the computers, go outside, meet some real people. I promise, there is nothing to be afraid of. You are all "Class III" losers. Good day.
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Old 06-09-2004   #18
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one more thing

Oh one more thing. Just so any of you "real paddlers" don't think this little discussion was started by one of your brethren-- My roommate used to kayak, have long hair, and drive a big black pickup with a lot of kayaks on it, to complete the image. But now, he drives a new BMW 3 series, has short hair, buys 300$ shirts at neimans, and is far more interested in pumping iron than paddling a kayak. He probably hasn't seen a kayak in over two years, if you don't count the "kayak extreme" sessions at Dave N' Busters. Don't be fooled. He realized long ago the lameness that is paddling. He is only having a nostalgic moment, and is looking for reassurance. Don't be played.
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Old 06-09-2004   #19
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How dare he?

Don't believe the hype gentleman. He's hoping to have me lose face. Last I checked my current hairstyle, car, clothes and fitness lifestyle didn't change my passion for kayaking. (all of which he has embellished)
I should remind him of my second part time job this past year at the only shop in all of southern cali that I know of that carries WW boats. WW specialist and roll clinics thank you, not to mention I had just returned from a season in NZ.....don't believe the hype brethren.
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Old 06-09-2004   #20
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YAY!! one less floater in the water, some people really just take up space.

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