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Old 11-06-2007   #1
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I guess it is that time of year, no water, no snow and lots of hours in the office when we all watch lots of online kayak footage.

I know the trip to the river is a huge part of our sport, but we do not need to see it in every kayak fick. I am not sure why this is buging me today, but it is.

Does anyone actually enjoy this part of these short movies? Does it add to the suspense, and create more of a story?

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Old 11-06-2007   #2
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Can we also cut out the deep thoughts talking segments? You are a kayaker, not a damn philosopher. We know rivers are cool, that's why we are watching the video, so lets cut the crap and see someone throw themself off a huge-ass waterfall.

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Old 11-06-2007   #3
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Or you guys could throw yourselves off of a huge waterfall and have someone vid it and not include driving footage or deep thoughts. Just an idea.
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Old 11-06-2007   #4
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Josh, you are so shallow...seriously!!!
so...they should just stick to wearing pink and kayaking?...or that just what you think of me when you are too drunk to understand what I am saying? huh?

But...I agree, driving does not add anything to the story except make me angry because it alludes to the fact that it is so far away.

Good music and good porn is all I need!
The guys are all so so cute but so so dumb!!! I would rather they just kept quiet so I could get a false illusion that they possessed some sort of intelligence...I am just sayn'...
"I would lick it up if it weren't all glassified and on concrete"

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Old 11-06-2007   #5
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And what about the music..

Hate the way they put music in the videos. What a drag.

Got freinds who paddle with cameras. Giant pain in the ass.
Bottom line, its the Filmmakers porogative. If they are willing to shoot the films they have the right to do whatever the hell they want.
No one forces anyone to watch the films (which generaly don't make money).
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Old 11-06-2007   #6
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Originally Posted by CUkayakGirl View Post

Good music and good porn is all I need!
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Old 11-06-2007   #7
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At least it seems that the obligatory puking scene has gone out of fashion in full length vids. I don't know why anyone would think I find it funny to watch their friends puke. I went to high school and college - I know what puking looks like and don't need to see you and your bros do it.

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Old 11-06-2007   #8
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Cut the driving, deep-thoughts, and puking; we want hot chicks!!!
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Old 11-06-2007   #9
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I think you guys are jumping to a little bit of an irrational conclusion here.

First, a few things you shoul understand: Driving shots are only bad if they are boring and not well shot. Also, if there is too much of it. That said, driving footage serves the purpose of providing a story.

Now, some of you say that you don't want a story, just kayaking. You are wrong here. Something I know to be true is that there is lots of insane water out there, there are lots of crazy play boaters out there, and that just watching it gets boring. It is the story behind the situations that makes it interesting.

You can't say that all you would want to see out of a Middle Kaweah expedition would be boating. To show only the boating would be to show only one part of the trip (probably one of the easier parts). There is so much involved in terms of hiking, camping, scouting, teamwork, that provides you with a complete picture of what is going on.

What you have to understand is that kayaking is not just about kayaking. It is a lifestyle, it is fun, and it takes a lot of work. I think that all that should be shown.

Apart from all of this, realize that making a kayaking movie isn't as easy as it sounds, it takes an immense amout of effort. Anyone who puts in that much effort has the right to decide to include whatever the hell shots they want.

While we are on this subject, check out the trailer to Spencer Cooke's new kayaking flick, Night of the Living Donkey: http://nightofthelivingdonkey.com/. This is the sequel to the flick, Enter the Donkey and will be a rollicking good time.

Enough of me talking,

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Old 11-06-2007   #10
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i have to agree with david, kayaking isnt just about the boating, and although i think everyone likes kayak porn to a certain extent it is a little less interesting

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