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Old 10-16-2003   #1
Confluence Kayaks
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Flat water pool clinics.

Confluence Kayaks is offering Pool classes at the University Of Denver Pool, the Richie Center Building. The classes will be Tuesday Nights from 8:30-10:00. There is NO Open Pool session. DU will not let us.

We will however be running Roll Lessons, and New this year Flat Water Fundementals for play boating.

Learn: Kayak edging, loading the deck, torrso rotaion, paddle placment, stern squirts, stern stalls, bow stalls, cartwheels, backdeck rolls, all the good stuff.

What you'll need: Call the shop to get a spot 303-433-3676, you'll need a solid roll (this is play time not roll time), and you'll need a small playboat. No RPM's please. Call and see if your kayak will be good enough, or if we have something you can rent.
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Old 10-16-2003   #2
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con' artists

I am guessing Jon set this up. Good description, but way too many typos to be Don's handiwork. Maybe not.

Now that you have shamed us all for not having a cool enough boat ("no RPM's") and possibly inadequate rolls, you lead us on with cool descriptions of trick stuff that make anyone feel envious and inadequate all at once. And then, you don't mention the price per session or series of sessions. Oh, you teases.

This is worse than those infomercials that get you watching for 25 minutes to learn all about the new soloflex or the new craftmatic bed or the seal-a-meal and all of the product benefits and why you can't survive another minute without them, not one more second, and you get all drooly over the super-models, and the thirty day money back guarantee and you get out your over-maxed credit card and talk yourself into "just one more purchase" and you justify the price which you guess is around a hundred dollars, you brace yourself for another month of Safeway brand mac 'n cheese and Raman noodles, and you get ready to order and then, with one minute to go, they tell you the price, usually in terms of monthly payments, and you do the math, and it's not a hundred bucks like you thought, it is around a million bucks and you go into shock and then you go into rage over having wasted twenty-nine minutes watching the info-mercial when you know you could have been watching Baywatch or 54321 or some other educational program. You guys aren't doing that are you? Please tell me you haven't caved in to the evils of Madison Avenue. Please.

Otherwise, sounds cool. I'm in.
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Old 10-16-2003   #3
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Nope it was me...

I was the one lacking in the grammer skills.

I was quilty of tossing out a hook to see if anyone would be interested in such a class. For a long time now pool sessions have been roll intruction only. When I've spent some freetime in the pool working out some kinks, I've noticed that I usually spend a good amount of time working with others. We would always start with whatever skill they wanted to learn, but always reverting back to the basics.

With a class dedicated to the basics, we can target our core movements, harness the power hidden in the boat. I can get in shape this winter. Blah, blah, blah. We can stay on track.

Yes, having the right boat can make a big difference. Can you flatwater cartwheel a Big EZ (yes), can you flatwater wheel a Dagger Vortex (I sure would like to see that one.)? Is it easy to flatwater a Super EZ at 115 lbs, not really. But, when we throw you into a G-Force 5.9. We will have you seeing the light.

Oh, and the cost... The same as our Rolling Lessons. $40.00 if we provide the boat, $30.00 if your bringing your own. Plus, I was wrong we will be offering open pool time as well. $5.00 gets you in with your own gear.

Now the real test- to see if we get enough people to sign up that we can offer the class every week.

Hope to see a bunch of new faces, and some of the old ones would be great too.

I love to dance, but who needs the music- It throws me off.
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Old 10-17-2003   #4
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I'd be in


The flatwater skills thing sounds very cool. As far as it providing a means for you to get in shape, you are way too dangerous as is!

If you get some signs of interest, when do you think you might start this up?

Open pool for five bucks is also enticing. Is this going to happen even if the flatwater skills classes don't go?

On the open pool business, are you guys going to get Commerce City open pool time again this year?

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Old 10-17-2003   #5
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Open Pool available every week...

Just be sure to call the shop or the Richie Center to reserve your spot. Spaces are limited for Open Pool

Dave: as for Commerce City pool, most likely after the first of the year.

And, I would be reaby to go this Tuesday if we get the people. It might have to wait till the following week.
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Old 10-27-2003   #6
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Call today to get a space.

Learn all those fancy flat water tricks. Edge control, body angles, sweep and pry strokes. Getting your kayak vertical. Anyone can do it, with the right touch and the right kayak. So, give us a call and learn something new this winter. 303-433-3676

I love to dance, but who needs the music- It throws me off.
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