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A New Summer Sport

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
Our recent move to CO was wonderful for skiing. But, alas, it required me to surrender my favorite summer pastime, sea-kayaking.

After a diligent survey of new summer sports, I discovered this candidate:
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post #2 of 22
photoshop....
post #3 of 22
I suck at archery. Props
post #4 of 22
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Milllah View Post
photoshop....
You'd think so.

But, actually, no. There's other photos of this lady, and she's the real deal - in terms of archery and otherwise.
post #5 of 22
On a more serious note, have you tried white water kayaking? Colorado has lots of great white water. Just don't get in over your head too soon. White water needs to be respected. This could be a high water year with lots of challenging runs. If you are interested start off on something like the Pumphouse run on the Upper Colorado (class 2+) or easier sections of the Arkansas.
post #6 of 22
It's not that she is that good, it's that the other people miss a lot when she is competing.
post #7 of 22
:Very sporting indeed.

What's that she's holding?
post #8 of 22
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
It's not that she is that good, it's that the other people miss a lot when she is competing.
It's the recoil of her release that causes accidents among observers.
post #9 of 22
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by rcahill View Post
On a more serious note, have you tried white water kayaking? Colorado has lots of great white water. Just don't get in over your head too soon. White water needs to be respected. This could be a high water year with lots of challenging runs. If you are interested start off on something like the Pumphouse run on the Upper Colorado (class 2+) or easier sections of the Arkansas.
Actually, yes. I used to do some whitewater on the Rogue River in Oregon. A high-adrenaline blast.

But, I'm not as into getting dunked in cold water - pretty much mandatory in white water.

I found the steady pace of sea-kayaking more to my liking. Add seals, eagles, porpoises, and the occasional orca, and you've go the makings of an unbeatable summer passion.

When you catch the tides right, you can ride waves on a sea-kayak for miles.

The San Juan Islands in the PNW are among the world's best sea-kayak locations. I'll miss it all dearly.
post #10 of 22
Is that one of those "Summer Sport" Bras?
post #11 of 22
Here's a new way to get seriously hurt or killed in the off season:




MATTERHOODinvites you to bid on these AWESOME Japanese-made fitness/cross-training/exercise/ski-fun dry-land roller skis
FunSki Lestain Sports
Alpine Roller Skis

Made in Japan - Land of Cool Inventions.

Start getting ready for winter NOW with these sweet Roller Skis
This is a very cool item that I have not seen before on ebay or anywhere else. I love ebay because I can offer this incredible set of Japanese Roller Skis to someone who would really LOVE them.
They say on them Lestain Sports, made in Japan. I can't find any info on Lestain Sports on the internet, if anyone knows about the company or these FUNSKIS, please let me know.
The bindings are compatible with alpine ski boots. They do not release. They are adjustable, both the toes and the heel pieces (made by Marker!) fore and aft, making them suitable for boots of most any size.
The 7" wheels have smooth action, and have urethane "tires" that are split transversely allowing them to pivot to the left and right. This allows the rider to carve turns very much as though he or she were arcing a pair of GS boards. Very innovative and very cool. (And it works!)
So, if you have the courage, and the curiosity, bid to win on these rare, hard to find pieces of ski? equipement.


Ya great, but can you stop quickly if needed?
post #12 of 22
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post
Here's a new way to get seriously hurt or killed in the off season:




MATTERHOODinvites you to bid on these AWESOME Japanese-made fitness/cross-training/exercise/ski-fun dry-land roller skis
FunSki Lestain Sports
Alpine Roller Skis

Made in Japan - Land of Cool Inventions.

Start getting ready for winter NOW with these sweet Roller Skis
This is a very cool item that I have not seen before on ebay or anywhere else. I love ebay because I can offer this incredible set of Japanese Roller Skis to someone who would really LOVE them.
They say on them Lestain Sports, made in Japan. I can't find any info on Lestain Sports on the internet, if anyone knows about the company or these FUNSKIS, please let me know.
The bindings are compatible with alpine ski boots. They do not release. They are adjustable, both the toes and the heel pieces (made by Marker!) fore and aft, making them suitable for boots of most any size.
The 7" wheels have smooth action, and have urethane "tires" that are split transversely allowing them to pivot to the left and right. This allows the rider to carve turns very much as though he or she were arcing a pair of GS boards. Very innovative and very cool. (And it works!)
So, if you have the courage, and the curiosity, bid to win on these rare, hard to find pieces of ski? equipement.


Ya great, but can you stop quickly if needed?
Me want. I still would like to try some Harb Carvers.
post #13 of 22
There's no real safe escape route from the danger zone with these. The beauty of skiing is that you fall in to a slick or soft surface so people don't usually get hurt bad when they eat it. 'm ok with skateboarding down hills because you can bail off the board and run or dive into the grass along the side of the road if need be. Having these bolted to your feet with no real braking option just doesn't seem like a good idea to me. I heard a few areas are bringing back grass skiing. That sounds a little more safe as long as it is on actual grass and not on dirt clods and rocks (typically what ski runs are in the summer). Also in summer some ski areas open up for bikes, ride up the lift hodling a bike then ride the bike down. That also sounds like fun

Here's the link to bid on these. if you're really wanting them:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Alpine-Roller-Sk...QQcmdZViewItem
post #14 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by crgildart View Post
Is that one of those "Summer Sport" Bras?
The girl is gorgeous, leave it at that...
post #15 of 22
Technique:

I have to note that her left arm is not at full and proper extension.

Full extension would allow full power .... the string being pulled back another inch or so.

Another inch or so and the string may catch on her ....
post #16 of 22
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Yuki View Post
Technique:

I have to note that her left arm is not at full and proper extension.

Full extension would allow full power .... the string being pulled back another inch or so.

Another inch or so and the string may catch on her ....
Which could require medical treatment.

Finally, an application for my "Phoenix University" online MD degree.

(I'd give a lot to see the eye-rolling groans of ladies reading this thread).
post #17 of 22
Dr. Yuki would administer:

Mouth to mouth

Chest compressions followed by theraputic massage of the affected area.

post #18 of 22
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yuki View Post
Dr. Yuki would administer:

Mouth to mouth

Chest compressions followed by theraputic massage of the affected area.

Your training clearly exceeds my own.

Necessary treatment could be extensive and time-consuming.

However, I'm sure the young lady would recover fully, with gratitude to Dr. Yuki.
post #19 of 22
Full extension would require a wrist guard, as well as a, an uh, "anatomical" guard, shall we say.
post #20 of 22
I think the draw length is to short....

Proof that length does matter.
post #21 of 22
Further MA requires video.
:
Please post some
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post #22 of 22
I'd like to see her quiver.
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