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Old 08-16-2016   #21
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There is a guy in Portland Oregon named Martin Orlik that has R-1'ed a 13' Aire down the upper Clackamas pretty successfully, he even got stuck in the hole at Carter falls and got out. I'll see if I can find a link...

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Here's another good one
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I think it is safe to say that it is possible. I think it would be a whole lot easier in a paddlecat as shown in some of the other videos.
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I don't get it? Its a good skill to have when your partner falls out but...............Why wouldn't you row if you were by yourself? You can't punch holes, You can't paddle flat stretches with a big head wind. Why do it?
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I don't get it? Its a good skill to have when your partner falls out but...............Why wouldn't you row if you were by yourself? You can't punch holes, You can't paddle flat stretches with a big head wind. Why do it?
As much as I pride my self in being able to take an oar frame down really skinny stuff, eventually you can't do it, if you want to run some things in a raft or cat you have to paddle, and if your by yourself... The issue of the amount of weight you have to carry in can also be a deciding factor.
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Last time on the Alberton Gorge a kayaker asked to borrow our boat at Fang. He r1ed into the rapid and surfed the crap out of it. It blew my mind the speed and ease and skill was inspiring, all on one tube. It's less functional than rowing but possibly a shit ton of fun.

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I don't get it? Its a good skill to have when your partner falls out but...............Why wouldn't you row if you were by yourself? You can't punch holes, You can't paddle flat stretches with a big head wind. Why do it?
I think it's a niche thing, a good skill to have. I don't think people are going to go out and R-1 a lot of things, but these smaller rivers, or fast moving rivers with no flatwater, it looks like a lot of fun to me. The video I posted is a backyard run for me, there is about 15 miles of good whitewater with very short pools between pretty good whitewater. It's a good fit for R-1'ing a smaller raft, it's really fun to R-2 a Super Puma up there (I've done it) and now I kind of want to try an R-1 trip up there like Martin did just to see if I can.
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I don't get it? Its a good skill to have when your partner falls out but...............Why wouldn't you row if you were by yourself? You can't punch holes, You can't paddle flat stretches with a big head wind. Why do it?
Says the open canoeist.

I used to get the same type of response back home when I'd show up at putins with my cat. Not many people row in the mid Atlantic and as such are clueless about that form of boating. Curtis and I were questioned many times on the upper yough by people that thought they knew what they were talking about.

In flat water a solo shredder is faster than a cat...I know it's mind boggling but it's a fact. Even in a head wind, because in a cat you sit up so high, a shredder is faster. As far as punching holes...who the hell need to? You're in an empty raft, you can high side like a spider monkey. Surfing r1 is the best part of the experience. And honestly if it's not a 14' boat eating monster hole you won't have any issues. Big holes are collisions, the less mass the less inertia means you don't hit things as hard. The boat wants to go up instead of in.
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Because it is a TON of FUN!!!!!!


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