hi! my name is marc I paddle a kayak around Moncton area mostly spring run on local river class I maybe small class II rapids not sure how to size rapid .Would like to go with experience kayaker an learn maybe class II rapid .April is the best time for me .I have a small truck an willing to drive for day run .Would like to get in contact with people with experience so I can ask questions etc..
Hi Marc. I am not sure if there is a paddling club in your area. In Fredericton there is one that meets on Monday and Tuesday nights at the UNB pool. If you plan to get into faster and more challenging water, consider what you have for safety gear. Helmet, dry / wet suit, throw rope, good pfd, ect. I have done business with Don Rittwage in Moncton at a place called the Kayak Exchange. He could probably let you know what is available for clubs in your area, and sells some white water paddling gear.
Hey there, thanks for the info I am not looking to join a Club, just want to tang along for a day trip. I already have a helmet, good pfd. I will be buying a throw rope and dry suit soon. I know Don from Kayak exchange because I buy all my gear at that store. My kayak is a Ethos 10 by wave sport. It's a cross over. I am not an expert but, I have some experience in the white stuff. I went on local runs last spring. The water was higher then normal. There were lots of people in the water. My kayak went true the white stuff very easily. I would like to join up with you for spring run in class 2 and light 3 to test my skill and learn from you guys. Is rolling a must? I will be taking a course soon. Thanks again. River 44
hello cosmo I did pollet with the river runner but not on the annual run has you know most of the annual run or all on the same weekend I was on the scoudouc don't really like the big crowd of drunker on the river lol I prefer small group on day run but sometime hard to find other people if your looking for someone this spring for day run let me know
Post by Ken Corbett on Jan 11, 2015 9:22:36 GMT -5
I've scanned the you-tube videos and what I can't understand is why folks would ruin their trucks in the mud. They must have a lot more bucks than I do. Also, you gotta wonder who owns the land they are ripping apart. I guess I'm off-topic but tuff.