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Old 04-15-2015   #1
 
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this weekend

So i git a kayak from walmart . But if i have to ill go alone. But looming to do.some whitewater. In.lacey wa area . Only have thiswl weekend to do it.

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What did you purchase from Walmart? Make sure it is a proper whitewater kayak, as it will be very difficult to learn to whitewater kayak on something not designed for it.

Last weekend, I saw someone go down some class 3 rapids in some sort of lake boat. He got injured on the vary first set of rapids. Of course he had a lack of skills, so it made it worse. Which leads to my next advise, stick to class 2 rapids until you feel comfortable and can roll. You might not need to roll if you bought an inflatable kayak, but don't do class 3 water alone until you have at least some experience. I know some people seem to consider class 3 water a joke around here, but every noob I've see on class 3 water is swimming and getting banged up.
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My plan was to stick to a class 2 . There seems to be lost of rapids south of lacey and all over the olympic forest. It was a sundolphin. Buddy said buy one and when u get back when.can.float down the river in yelm. He actually told me about the whitewater fall with the redbull commercial. So off to cabellas i go after work tommorrow to get a skirt and a helmet.
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hopefully its a sit on top or an inflatable. and like bystander said, if you're not familiar with whitewater, stick to class 2. or deeper class 3 so you don't risk getting banged up too bad in a swim. I haven't seen any whitewater boats available at walmart (at least online or in stores in Idaho)
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Im.in the great pacific northwest or so they call. It only thing great is the nature view around here
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Last weeekend home for the next 4 weeks or so ..figure i get one more awsome.thing checked off .
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Class 2 or deep.class 3 think ill stick.with two ..thanks for the advice guys
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Don't even bother doing class 3's in that boat. It is not meant for whitewater. If you are at all interested in whitewater, you should look at boats designed for it. It simply will not be very rewarding in that boat.
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Kool. Ill stick to the 2s somwthing new and if i like it. When i get back from school.ill upgrade me a boat. And keep this one as a recreation boat i guess. Thanks for the advixe. I really appreciate the help.
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Sorry bout the typos guys
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