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Old 08-11-2010   #1
 
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Kayak lingo

Hi everyone,
I'm a freelance writer previously covering ski and environmental beats, but I'm expanding my vernacular into the kayak realm.

Can people kindly give me some kayak "vocab" words? I don't want to use the terms "McTwist" and "Pirouette" like a gaper.

Thanks much!
Emily

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my suggestion would be to buy a few kayak movies

you'll be brahing it up in no time
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Carnage:
  • Massive slaughter, as in war; a massacre.
  • Corpses, especially of those killed in battle.
  • What happens to me when I loose focus in Class III.
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Just tell people "My Boof is Badass"
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crunchy and sweet mmm mmmm
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I'm pretty sure whitewater of the southern rockies has the complete glossary that you're looking for. In the mean time, and for comedy, I encourage creative definitions of the following:
Plug
Stuff
Chunder
Duffek
Grease
Manky
Too low
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I also suggest you consult the Urban Dictionary online. Recently, kayakers began employing a type of tag-switching to describe extreme moves. An example of this is [email protected]'s recent posting of a picture of Wayne Chorter "raw dawging" a drop on the MK. Apparently, hanging out in east Harlem, west Los Angeles, or with Wayne Chorter will improve your kayaking lingo.
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Ha, at first I thought boof was some form of camel toe, but it actually is a kayak term
Hmm, depending on the venue that could be a good double entendre.

You guys are being a little too tame here, I expected some first-rate mockery!

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