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Another incredible Sierra kayaking vid

Postby mokelumnekid » Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:00 pm

These guys are bold- if ya flip on this or swim- welcome to the rag doll meat grinder. No rolling up here folks:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElLMsSNyCk0

I feel lucky that at my advanced stage of decay, I get to stand around and hand these guys beer when they are finished. But kayakers are a rockin' community- much less of an a-hole factor than climbers for some reason.



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Re: Another incredible Sierra kayaking vid

Postby ERIC » Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:06 pm

Freakin' love those videos... :thumbsup:
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Re: Another incredible Sierra kayaking vid

Postby copeg » Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:46 pm

Just gotta ask one question....why!?!?!?! :eek: :D

Thanks for posting
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Re: Another incredible Sierra kayaking vid

Postby gary c. » Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:26 pm

copeg wrote:Just gotta ask one question....why!?!?!?! :eek: :D

If I were 20 again I could probably think of a bunch of reasons why but since I'm not I just sit here thinking them boys ain't right in head. =D>
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Re: Another incredible Sierra kayaking vid

Postby mokelumnekid » Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:43 am

Hey guys- as for me, I applaud every person's attempt to touch the champion in their soul. It doesn't need to make sense to us, but there is no denying that breath-taking expressions of skill and courage reminds us of the essential journey to authenticity...

A few years back I was heading up Taboose Pass at the same time as a guy in his 80's. A few days later going back down, I passed him again- he had just made the Pass. That guy is my hero. Not in the sense that I hope to be "doing it at his age" but in that he so transparently expressed in a simple direct act, his will and his passion. He understood that somehow, this completed him.

I dunno. This extreme kayaking looks crazy to me too- but every time I get into my boat, I'm probably more scared than these guys!
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Re: Another incredible Sierra kayaking vid

Postby copeg » Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:36 pm

Just in case it wasn't, my comment/question above was meant to be quite facetious.
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Re: Another incredible Sierra kayaking vid

Postby mokelumnekid » Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:46 pm

But..having said all that, even the top-guns take a beat down occasionally (non-Sierra footage):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsQVOO2eRN4
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Re: Another incredible Sierra kayaking vid

Postby DriveFly44 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:50 am

Man, that's insane. Those guys have brassies.
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