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Old 08-19-2013   #11
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Old 08-19-2013   #12
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my favorite term: chundered

In kayaking, rafting, canoeing, and catarafting when a person and/or their craft is thrown about violently in a hydraulic feature of a river for a long time. Long time, being a relative term referring to longer than you can handle, which can be less than 15 seconds. Usually the craft is recirculated back into the hole several times, leading to a feeling that escape is impossible. Characterised by a complete loss of perspective with respect to the world and commonly followed by a swim (taken from urban dictionary)

Oh! I don't take it lightly! I've always got to know
There's an old lion a roarin' n the river down below
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Buy the Nealy book!
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Old 08-19-2013   #14
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Originally Posted by Nessy View Post
The river is your link.
This. And bring a 12pack of schlitz to let the lingo flow.
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Old 08-19-2013   #15
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I second Phil - get the Nealy book. Not only will you learn all the lingo, but you can glean useful techniques like how to switch the lead when you come up to a scary rapid. I prefer the second law: "sponge-bailing a decked boat in a class IV rapid is a necessary, but time-consuming process."

This thread is funny because I remember the first time I discovered mountainbuzz, read a handful of posts and couldn't figure out what the hell anyone was talking about it. I used it for the classifieds for a couple of years, and then slowly but surely the posts started making sense. Now I pretty much understand every post on here, which probably indicates a mental pathology.
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Old 08-19-2013   #16
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Not only do you need to know the kayaking lingo, but the most well-known and well-deserved names of river features, such as Cripps' Hole.
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Old 08-20-2013   #17
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Plastic maggot:

Paddle up to any raft in your party and proclaim:"Dude got an extra beer?"
The meaning shall become apparent.
No amount of money is worth your free time!
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I like the way this thread is developing!

River features a la "four falls(Foley Falls?)" and "Cripps' hole" please...

Abbreviations please...

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Ever watch the Smurfs? Think of "boof" as they use smurf and you'll be fine.


Your mom has a nice boof.
I boofed your mom.
Your mom and I boofed last night.


Also the best way to get better at boating is to spend more time on here talking about your boof than out paddling!

Have a nice boof!
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[QUOTE=colorado_steve;331861]my favorite term: chundered[QUOTE]

I had the pleasure of explaining this term to friends and family while visiting the NC coast recently. I stressed the entertainment aspect - can one be chundered if no one else witnesses the chundering?

Anyway, three of us took turns taking a sit on top rec kayak into the surf and getting chundered for all to see. The best chunderings involved surfs ending in pitoning in shallow water, getting fully vertical, then crashing violently into the pea gravel.

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