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Old 11-12-2015   #11
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In addition to being an amazing story of some Americans getting way more gnarly than they bargained for while boating in Russia during the end of the cold war, the novel wonderfully details these homemade Russian boats and dyi ingenuity on a multi week self support in the Alti region.

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Old 11-13-2015   #12
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I put in on the Grand 3 weeks ago and there was a group from Russia launching. One of their boats looked kind of like this. I also watched them put a wine cork in a whole for a patch. Why not? Seemed to work. We saw them on the river only once and the pulled over to pump up their boats. Go figure. Awesome.

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Old 11-14-2015   #13
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we sent a monkey into space, they sent some guy. We spent millions on a zero gravity pen, they used a pencil. Same shit different bad ass activity.
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Old 11-16-2015   #14
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Lotta carnage in that vid. Homemade catarafty thing... gnarly.

Originally Posted by bob larrabee View Post
we sent a monkey into space, they sent some guy.
Actually we sent fruit flies, then monkeys and mice.

The Russians sent a couple of dogs.

Then the Russians "some guy" named Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin.
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The guy just put out another video 2 weeks ago, and he's got several others that are just as crazy. Makes me feel like I play in the kiddy pool.


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Old 12-06-2015   #16
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Just when you think you are a badass for runnin the MFS at 9' you see these crazy mofos. Strapping the frame together with straps of rubber and running that knar!I feel worthless and weak! Hauling your rig over a mountain range will make you rethink bringing the horseshoes and a 140qt cooler of beer!!I hope we don't ever go to war with them, they will chew us up and S#$t us out the other end!
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Old 12-11-2015   #18
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A glorious way to die is great entertainment! It makes this old fart want to go for one last glorious run.

Reminds me of when we started running in the late 60's early 70's. Except no self respecting Russian would wear Kapok.

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