Regina great to see you're alive. Foamies are as Craw described. Apparently the cedar ones are "the best" People that use them greatly improve their river reading skills and kill time when you can't boat. It might sound a little juvenile but that nothing that a few beer bongs can't correct. WHO WANTS SOME????
Regina come get your medicine you can pay Marty or me.
I am in! Matt and Marty, I was reading article in AW about carving foamies. It's just like good old Chet in his Adventure People FP plastic kayak battling the micro steep creeks of South Eastern PA (the rich folks used to drain their pools into the gutter on my hill creating the perfect wild water run for Chet). What other woods are you trying?
I think a foamie race should absolutely be set up. Maybe a combined downriver race and rodeo would be the way to go. I was running a foamie at Confluence about a week ago. The eddies are kind of sticky, but the little guy rolled up everytime, and didn't get sick at all.
This could be a great thing for Confluence Kayaks to sponsor. A beer tent (or wagon) and some shwag for the winner would make for an entertaining afternoon, as long as it didn't conflict with a powder day.
i've got some video footage from a foamie roadeo and creek challenge we did a few years ago, if you gys need some ideas...the creek race ended up being the best part...sending them off waterfalls and through tight channels, then off a 50 footer in the "end"...good stuff...hippy holidays fellas...
lets see that video, or at least some pics of the things. my interest is sparked, and with a woodshop at my disposal and some newly acquired free time i may need to make one of these things and see how a rubber boater will fare in a foamie race.
Seriuosly, I am in for a foamie race. Confluence or Golden sounds good. About what sizes and what types of wood are people using? Regina, I am headed to Costa Rica in April. Need beta from you! I want to start carving a boat over the holidays.
I would be happy to tell you all i know about CR. I am going to ouray for ice climbing february 4th through 6th if you are interested, but if not, lets talk. I'm off to argentina for a couple weeks, but call me after the 14th of february.
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