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Old 07-01-2009   #11
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Here's the video

Very proud! It's right up there with his first turns on the mountain...

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Old 07-01-2009   #12
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Very cool!

Congrats Riley and nice job Toni and Dave!

I've a suggestion to keep you all occupied...learn to swim!
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Old 07-01-2009   #13
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That is so darn cool. I liked when he didn't get it the first time on the second roll on the vid and set up again and nailed it.

Pure awesomeness.

See you guys on Friday.
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Old 07-01-2009   #14
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Riley is the man!
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Old 07-01-2009   #15
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Nice! Looking forward to getting my kids on the water when they are old enough as well. Gotta be a great feeling for everyone.

By the time he's a teenager, he's gonna want a quiver of boats and a shuttle rig like dad's.
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Old 07-01-2009   #16
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Originally Posted by Dave Frank View Post
I am so stoked.


Third party is the way to go with this; initially anyway.

After he gets comfortable with that you can start a mild combat roll. I started putting Katherine in at the big pool at the top of the Boulder WW course. I would have here paddle out into the current where there were small waves and then execute her roll. As she got more comfortable we would move up to more turbulent water by just getting close to the big drop. That particular place is a pain now with the drunks on the rope swing.

Another drill I would do was grab the front of her boat and jostle it around to simulate waves and then dump her unexpectedly to one side and have her roll.
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Old 07-01-2009   #17
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Way to go Riley, Cant wait for my boys to boat with you.
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Old 07-01-2009   #18
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Rad Dave. Miles sends his props to Riley. Lets hook up and paddle with the boys soon.
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Old 07-01-2009   #19
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Proud pappa......congrats....
Your going to have fun.

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Old 07-01-2009   #20
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Hey Dave and Riley, It's Trebor, Amy and Teagan. We met up on the Poudre on Fathers Day Weekend. We had a great time with Riley after the run that day...

We just wanted to add our props for Jason. Teagan has been working with him in the Lyons kid kayaking group, the Watermoccasins. All three kids who stayed with the program are now river safe and popping one combat roll after the other.

The whole group including the parents made a descent of the Apple Valley run this last Sunday. I can't describe how amazing it was to follow my 10 year old, 60 pound daughter as she lead the group down, powering into every wave train and hole.

The other two kids in that program are Keagan(10) and Garrett(14). These kids are amazing. They took their first lessons in the Longmont pool this Feb. with Jason and now they are working on their loops through Meadow Park in June.

We all know that it is not good to teach a spouse how to kayak. With the new smaller boats it is now time to learn that it is best to hire a pro to teach your kids as well.

If you would like to share your love of rivers and beauty of paddling with your next generation, or spouse, we would suggest calling Jason at 303 810 4299.

We are taking a family kayaking vacation in mid July. Looking to notch first descents on the Eagle, Roaring Fork and Colorado.

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