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  Quote water wacko Replybullet Topic: Creeking 101
    Posted: 11 May 2009 at 7:22am
This class targets the kayaker wishing to advance his/her own personal skill into steeper and more complex rapids in river corridors more confining or dangerous. This is an Intro to Creekin'  class which will focus more on the 'basics' of this area of creeking. Basic priciples of safety and technique will be discussed and practiced.
 
This class will happen the second half of June. As the date gets closer and more snow has melted away the weekend date will make itself known along with the river.
 
Prerequisites are that each participant have all of their own gear (PM me if you have questions), are comfortable in class IV, and have a strong desire to further themselves in a classroom setting. This class is also for those who would like to know more about river safety and how to create simple rescue systems with throw bags.
 
This class is limited to the first eight people who sign up. So sign up now!! PM me with questions.
 
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  Quote Sir Boofs a Lot Replybullet Posted: 11 May 2009 at 4:32pm
Originally posted by water wacko

This class targets the kayaker wishing to advance his/her own personal skill into steeper and more complex rapids in river corridors more confining or dangerous. 



That sounds scary!   Confining and dangerous...   So are you teaching people to paddle the complex class 3 rapids usually reserved for the Flatwater Wacko?  Or is it like group learning,  where the teacher is taught by the students,  and is appauled to find out that perhaps,  it is he who needs an intro to creeking course.... 
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  Quote RemAcct2 Replybullet Posted: 11 May 2009 at 4:39pm
I am kind of surprised I didn't see a Hugo post here, like last year.
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  Quote Sir Boofs a Lot Replybullet Posted: 11 May 2009 at 4:49pm
I just had an idea     Leif should be the first graduate of the Flat Water Wacko Creeking course!     I can see it  pictured now... Leif runs the gnar with instructor Flat Water Wacko in the background looking on, showing the proper way to portage a class 3 drop.  Maybe the mission statement should read "   Taking this course is guaranteed to make you a better boater than your instructor,  within the first lesson!    If not, please go home and shoot yourself,  hell has just frozen over.
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  Quote RemAcct2 Replybullet Posted: 11 May 2009 at 4:55pm
Don't get too upset about the harassment, Brett.  Only certain people get their fake logins approved (e.g. not me), so the deck is stacked, I am sorry to say.
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  Quote James Replybullet Posted: 11 May 2009 at 5:09pm
Pretty lame if I do say so myself.

Lame that SBA is so offensive, and lame that Leif won't stop crying about having a fake account, can't we all just get along?
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  Quote Sir Boofs a Lot Replybullet Posted: 11 May 2009 at 5:11pm
Maybe...  But only if Leif shares his snack box that contains a new Peanuttle supply...
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  Quote RemAcct2 Replybullet Posted: 11 May 2009 at 5:55pm
No peanuttle for you!

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  Quote hugo Replybullet Posted: 11 May 2009 at 6:00pm
i cannot even bring myself to comment any further on this thread.  SBA is the man....call it like you see it.  one straight shooting mother fucker.
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  Quote KBfree Replybullet Posted: 11 May 2009 at 6:40pm
I will bypass the useless banter above....  and ask:

Where might the class IV instruction take place?  I know predictions can't be made now but what rivers would be considered for the course.

How much might this class cost for those wanting to step up? 

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  Quote hugo Replybullet Posted: 11 May 2009 at 6:54pm

probably the middle middle or the sky.

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  Quote water wacko Replybullet Posted: 11 May 2009 at 7:41pm
The river is yet to be determined and the class cost is $150 for 2 days.
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  Quote dave Replybullet Posted: 11 May 2009 at 8:15pm
I think Brett is offering a valid course and I watched him take a group down the Cooper last year. It looked to me like everyone was enjoying themselves and they probably wouldn't have been out there if it weren't for Brett.

So you guys that are just class V junkies should lay off. I haven't seen anyone else step up to offer a creeking intro and I am sure Brett will use the Cooper or FITW for a classroom. They both offer great access and portability for people that are learning.

I would take the course, but I enjoy getting a good beat down, swimming and having everyone laugh at me later...what are friends for anyway?
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  Quote funnywater Replybullet Posted: 11 May 2009 at 9:37pm
Sir Goofy Snot, while i admire your willingness to say what's on your mind, ahhh--- what's the point?
just remember that river karma has a wide arc...

Leaf- quit whining. we've heard it, we're bored with it, move on.


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  Quote RemAcct2 Replybullet Posted: 11 May 2009 at 9:43pm
I like to whine.

Which one of you fools is James?

Brett - I'd like to apologize the direction this is gone.  I suppose you had to know this would happen.
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  Quote hugo Replybullet Posted: 12 May 2009 at 12:26am
Originally posted by dave

I am sure Brett will use the Cooper or FITW for a classroom. They both offer great access and portability for people that are learning.

 
Dave,
  what the fuck does portability mean when used in this context?  actaully, nevermind, i should have known.
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  Quote water wacko Replybullet Posted: 12 May 2009 at 8:38am
The river will be a class IV, fo sho.
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  Quote dave Replybullet Posted: 12 May 2009 at 10:36am
Portage ability  Spell checker took over there....
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  Quote jP Replybullet Posted: 12 May 2009 at 5:39pm
well I ain't about to bash on the Waterwacko. There are worse things to be Wacko about.
 
I will say though that I'm willing to share what I know about creeking and paddling for the all time low price of $0. Anyone on this site who is interested simply needs to call me up. I may not be willing to drop 50 footers, but I've been paddling longer than most. No that doesn't make me the best by any means, but I've seen and experienced a lot. I can clue people into things the kayak instructors don't know or won't articulate.
 
I know that merely by stating that will open me up to a barrage of heckling from the likes of Hugo, Sir Boofs Alot, and who knows who else, but I don't care.
 
To those who want some in depth instruction, give me a shout and maybe you can pay for gas or somethin. You either have my number, know someone who does, or can PM me.
 
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  Quote dave Replybullet Posted: 12 May 2009 at 6:12pm
I have to say, John is throwing out a pretty good deal there. I have seen him lead and instruct and JP is good. He is very informative and extremely detailed with rapid descriptions. John also has a lot of patients. For $0.00 that is a good deal!

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  Quote WhiteWater Replybullet Posted: 12 May 2009 at 7:22pm
I want in the class. Do I need a creek boat? If so let me know ahead a time and i'll start lookn. I'm ready for the V's teacher.
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  Quote water wacko Replybullet Posted: 12 May 2009 at 9:38pm
Patients is right, Dave.   You DO need a CREEK boat for the creeking class, yes. Do you have one, WhiteWater?
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