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by kayakcono
Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: Gear Review
Topic: Recommendations for good river shoes
Replies: 23
Views: 5742

Re: Recommendations for good river shoes

That must be the Creeker model ! Freddie
by kayakcono
Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:25 am
Forum: Gear Review
Topic: Dagger RPM Max
Replies: 8
Views: 3085

Re: Dagger RPM Max

Oh, no ! I'm divesting all (most) of my Boats and old gear. Keepin 2 MEGA Rockers and 1 play boat. I retire in 17 mos., and will be moving back to the Dominican Republic to paddle away my old age in Paradise.... warm WW year round. Freddie
by kayakcono
Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: Gear Review
Topic: Dagger RPM Max
Replies: 8
Views: 3085

Re: Dagger RPM Max

Roger, long time no see.. We are getting quite the stable of Shredder's on the Saint these daze. C'Mon up. We love company, specially Arkie's with BIG Blow Logs ! My first Shredder experience was on the Gauley, oh yeah, we swam plenty ! Freddie
by kayakcono
Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: Gear Review
Topic: Recommendations for good river shoes
Replies: 23
Views: 5742

Re: Recommendations for good river shoes

I am on my 2nd pair of 5/10 Canyoneer II's (bout $149) -- Great for creekin, very large shoe, with best grip in the business. 5/10 also makes a new smaller profile Water Tennie (bout $99). Eli Helbert sported them at the Worlds in Germany. Once you go 5/10 Aquastealth , you can never go back ! Order...
by kayakcono
Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: Gear Review
Topic: Dagger RPM Max
Replies: 8
Views: 3085

Re: Dagger RPM Max

In retrospect, the RPM MAX was also one of my all time favorite boats. Traded mine in along with a Prijon Tornado for an H3-255 (hated it !) Possibly my worst boat deal ever ... wish I had the MAX back. I did buy the Tornado back, only to have somebody destroy it in the Green Race. Boats come and go...
by kayakcono
Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Richland Creek
Replies: 11
Views: 1172

Re: Richland Creek

What up Bad Andy ! Don't you know the Saint is up and Jammin !! Get on over this weekend ! Although Jason Bales and I are headed for the French Broad River Fest, in Hot Springs , NC, with the majority of the Asheville boating scene. It is one Dadburn Hippies delight !! Bluegrass, Reverend Horton Hea...
by kayakcono
Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold Hands
Replies: 18
Views: 1024

Re: Cold Hands

I have used Snap Dragon, Hyper Hands Pogies for years. They are made from Hypalon (like Rafts) and are very warm, don't absorb water, and very easy to get in and out of while paddling. Butt, when it really gets cold, I just got some NRS "Toaster Mitts" they are comfy, great grip on the paddle, and t...
by kayakcono
Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nomad vs. Jefe
Replies: 29
Views: 2406

Re: Nomad vs. Jefe

For the Record, No other Creeker Resurfaces like the MEGA Rocker ! First of all, you can barely get the nose under water, and if you do, it comes back up like a Polaris missle !! ( This In response to the Nomad being about the best Resurfacing Creeker) Butt, I have not paddled a Nomad -- so I better...
by kayakcono
Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deciding whether to run a rapid or not
Replies: 17
Views: 1899

Re: Deciding whether to run a rapid or not

I must beg to differ on the "RPM having No edges" The whole stern is an "edge" , drop yer tail and get out of about anything ! Now a Rocker, really has no edges ! I love em both, though my MEGA Rocker often feels like a giant Beach ball when gaught sideways in a hole ! They may both be called displa...
by kayakcono
Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mexico!
Replies: 11
Views: 1232

Re: Mexico!

Joel, you gotta come on down to the Dominican Republic !! Goin in February (12th - 24th) Freddie
by kayakcono
Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Richland?
Replies: 30
Views: 2347

Re: Richland?

Thanx, Roger... I will be down this year. CK has vowed to spend more time paddlin in Arkansas, so we'll figure something out. Talked to Eli H. last week, he bagged the Green Race cause it was too low. I had Bilbos Tornado at my house and a hot MO. paddler (now living in Asheville) borrowed it to rac...
by kayakcono
Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Richland?
Replies: 30
Views: 2347

Re: Richland?

Readin this reminds me of the fact that although I've been paddlin an partyin with Arkie Boaterz for many years, and have paddled a few spots in Arkansas, I've never gotten on Richland Creek. It usually runs bout the same time as the Saint Francis. I'm gonna keep my eye (the good un) on the guage, a...
by kayakcono
Wed Nov 12, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Catfish Hole
Replies: 8
Views: 1122

Re: The Catfish Hole

That made my day ! A classic Roy D. Mercer schtick..... especially the "How Big a Boy are ya ?" Thanx for postin, Freddie Carter
by kayakcono
Fri Oct 10, 2008 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PADDLING WITH YOUR CHILDREN
Replies: 15
Views: 1691

Re: PADDLING WITH YOUR CHILDREN

I prefer to use a Werner. Children squirm around too much and there is way to much flex in them. But, to each their own... Freddie
by kayakcono
Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Food for thought
Replies: 15
Views: 1613

Re: Food for thought

I just noticed that Gas went up .40 cents per gallon,overnight here in Southern Illinois !! The worst part was, as Fish noted, was that the lines of people waiting to pay it, were huge ! Makes me feel a bit smug, knowing I just got rid of my BIG a** Tundra (14mpg) for a new, lil tiny Tacoma that is ...