Glennwood Springs rapid photos & Video - Mountain Buzz
 



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-01-2008   #1
 
PhilipRobert's Avatar
 
Mountain Nomad, All Over
Paddling Since: 1970
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 1
Glennwood Springs rapid photos & Video

Hi everyone. I spent an enjoyable afternoon watching the action in Glenwood Springs on Saturday May 31st.

If you were paddling or surfing I've posted some photos here: Boofing on the Colorado River in Glennwood Springs, Colorado

and videos here: 14 Kayakers, 4 Surfers, and 1 Raft

I don't know who anyone is so there aren't any names. If you know who's who let me know and I can give them credit.

Thanks
Philip
PhilipRobert.com

PhilipRobert is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-01-2008   #2
 
BV, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1995
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 47
PFD

How come if your on a surfboard you don't have to wear a PFD? Just curious.
EvanB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2008   #3
cma
 
Boulder
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 206
Quicktime sucks.. Sorry can't see the videos
cma is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-01-2008   #4
 
raft3plus's Avatar
 
Grand Dysfunction, West Slope, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1995
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 137
Great Vids and Pics

Thanks for visiting CO and getting such good footage. Should the surfers wear pfd's for their protection? I would recommend it. I'm not a surfer dude and don't know what 'they' do. Is it normal for them not to?
raft3plus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2008   #5
 
Electric-Mayhem's Avatar
 
Lakewood, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1993
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,241
The main complaint that I have heard with wearing a PFD while surfing is that it hangs up on the board when you try to stand up. Their justification for not having one on is that they are normally tethered to their board, and that it offers all flotation they need. Not sure if they have put one of those "PFD required" signs up close to the wave, but until they do, I think its up to people to make their own decisions on the matter.

Looking at most of the pictures on the 2imagine site (Corran Addison's blog and river surfboard site), I would say about 1/4 of the people who surf the Lachines in Montreal wear a PFD, and its a much worse swim after those waves then you see on the Colorado. Sounds like it can afford some scary downtime, but as yet no major injury from it there.

I personally would stress a helmet before a PFD in this case. Alot more chance of falling and knocking yourself out then not having enough flotation at this wave. Takes one weird wipeout and a knock on the board and you are an unhappy and unconscious swimmer. Lets just hope that it stops here and doesn't get to point of having a couple of construction workers in Carhartts and steel toed boots jumping in to body surf like happened at South Canyon a couple years ago (one guy drowned and the other barely made it to shore).

JH

p.s. Boofing a wave ?
Electric-Mayhem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2008   #6
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 35
What's up with your site- I can't get on to it.
fishbowl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2008   #7
Home Team
 
media310's Avatar
 
Avon, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2006
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 6
Cranking

Thanks for the post, I went down this weekend but couldnt find anyone to let me use there surfboard. Heading down after work tonight and hoping for the best. If anyone knows Mark the guy in Glenwood Shaping boards for the River please let me know as I am eager to take some turns again..
media310 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2008   #8
 
Carbondale, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2005
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 42
Hilarious!

That video of the rafters is awesome. Giving it the ole Glenwood Canyon push!
Shotgun Eddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Where the 'new photos' at?, & 2 new blog posts Meng Whitewater Kayaking 0 02-12-2008 05:51 PM
Photos & Video from Argentina - NEW interview kayaksurf Whitewater Kayaking 1 11-08-2007 06:52 PM
Pearce ferry Rapid Photos now on-line Tom Martin Whitewater Kayaking 0 09-02-2007 01:54 PM
New Creeking Photos/ Video up... nathans213 Whitewater Kayaking 0 12-16-2006 11:33 PM
skook photos and video bowen Whitewater Kayaking 0 09-21-2006 03:18 PM

» Classified Ads
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.