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Old 01-14-2009   #1
happiness is key
Winter Park, Colorado
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HEllo all.... I am so excited to begin my kayaking. I have never been in a real kayak but i have a real knack picking these things ups... rock climbing and skiing came natural... I feel that with the right amount of practice ill be comfortable in no time.

I currently am a ski bum at winter park.. thats easy I work for the resort, ski all day long....but how does one become a kayak bum... are there popular towns or rivers that people live at knowing they are there for the sport??

Im gathering knowledge now so im ready for the summer!!!

load me up with all the tips that you want!!

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Old 01-15-2009   #2
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Welcome to the buzz dood
Tip #1 Buy a new pair of booties and save up some beer money... beer is for your friends who help you gather your floating gear and the booties are for you to chug yours out of at the takeout

"You're gonna be doin a lot of doobie rolling when youre LIVIN IN A VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER"
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Old 01-15-2009   #3
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Move to Buena Vista and become a raft guide on the Ark. Learn to roll a kayak in a pool asap.
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Old 01-15-2009   #4
Littleton, Colorado
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here's one previous thread with a lot of tips:

wooo hooo i got my roll

search the forum and you'll find a lot more

also, EJ's videos provide a lot of good info

x2 on moving to BV and be a raft guide if you want to be a kayak bum
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Old 01-15-2009   #5
happiness is key
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thanks, definitly interested !!!!....what are your stories about starting out???
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keep your F ing head down!
There I just gave you the best roll advice possible...

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