i understand the importance of buddies(m/f) when sporting..... i understand and enjoy the feeling of self-reliance....is having a partner the #1 rule? i love watching my crew disappear over horizon lines or watching them come into view as much as the next guy/gal.....who doesn't? soloing IS a part of kayaking or sporting that has always been there....what do you think? soloing something as mellow as class2 is good for you...class V, maybe... maybe not....if it is so bad , why does it make you laugh so much? i seem to be gettin more and more interested in this facet of kayaking....it isn't for glory, fame or anything like that....hard to shoot footie or take pictures when by yourself....i watch more kayak porn that anybody out there, and am thankful for the time and energy people put into capturing all the fun and excitement on film!!!!i dont like catching grief from friends about soloing.....i'm off to make some turns.... with friends!