let me get this straight. I was slightly out of line when I outed (incorrectly) BOb G. I have tried to make peace with an email and a pm. Sure, i am untraditional on the body board and yes, i am promoting it as alternative river travel. I actually just got into the down river aspect of it last year. I have rafted for 10 plus years and was a dedicated kayaker for a couple of them, before i scarred the shit out of myself by getting in to some real trouble.
That said, All I was trying to do was figure out exactly what the motivation was behind a couple of inconsistent posts. I am glad to see that sam will continue to post in our community. I know first hand that alternative river travelers are looked at in strage ways by the kayaking community. reference:
I love everbody that I meet on the river. from Gnarley tubers and IK'ers to sledgers, rafters and kayakers. I see nothing wrong with how anybody decides to recreate on the river as long as it is done with safety in mind.
I hope that those involved in this discussion will post with conciousness in the future (including myself)
Peace and see ya on the river.
Ps. edits are not allowed after 15 minutes or my outing post would have been modified.