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White Water Center fun Intro and more

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  • U.S. National Whitewater Center

    5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy, Charlotte, NC (map)

    35.272331 -81.004982

  • Lets spend a day checking out our paddling progress, and make some corrections as we Dance the Frontier Section of this wild and woolly water park.

    It would be ideal to have a roll, but at least working on one will also work. The goal here is to get us out of our comfort zone with minimum consequences and step up our Dancing to the next level...

    Yona has been very gracious in helping us, and I for one require assistance in Linda's and my quest to become Class 3 River Runners by end of the year, and finally next year attempt Wilson Creek at low levels if Isaac feels we are ready!

    This is going to cost $40, but very well spent (unless you have season pass)

    Any thoughts and feed back would be most welcomed.......... 

    Please RSVP so we can get a head count to make sure we have a strong leadership group on this day.

    This is for those that want to step it up from Class 2 to a Class 3 and obtain the paddling skillsets required for Safety, Fun, and some great Dancing


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Gonna have to miss this one... headed out to catch the last Warm release this year on the Cheoah.

    June 23, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      June 30, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Alberto... there's you a updated video.

      June 30, 2014

  • Yona K.

    I am looking forward to this, but safety net? I'm not trained in any kind of rescue or anything. In fact, sometimes worrying about what someone else is doing makes me lose focus and I flip. I just paddle at the WWC a lot and know where good practice spots are. I am just happy to have people to paddle with over there instead of going alone.

    June 19, 2014

    • Alberto

      Yona .... lets do some natural rivers, as the LG, Tuck, Saluda, and Nanty are all coming up

      June 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I hate to back out on this one, but after careful consideration, I think I need to wait for later in the season. After reading your comments including Lin deciding that now is not the time for her to dance at the WWC, I think I too must wait. She is a stronger paddler than I am and she has been there with a Kayak. I have only been on the rafts and watched the kayaks from afar. So, I will save this for a different time. Safety above all else! Hopefully later in the season our group will do this again and I will be ready to join you!

    1 · June 16, 2014

    • Alberto

      Understood, however we are NOT doing the Raft section! We are doing the Wilderness to the left (the Saluda was more difficult), which are great for Eddy hopping and Ferrying. Yona is our Lead Paddler on this, and is our safety net. Lin is holding back because she wants to get a roll first, but I don't see that happening this year.

      June 16, 2014

    • Alberto

      safety net, in helping us Dance down the Instructional Channel

      June 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Greetings,
    Is an Axis 10.5 a boat they will allow on the Frontier run?

    June 1, 2014

    • Alberto

      I have taken my Dagger Axis down the Lower Green and had a blast..... However I would a lot more fun in my Jackson Zen as I did down the Saluda River twice this year so far! They would prefer to see a class 3 boat, if memory serves correctly... they rent a slew of boats there to handle your WW full figure ))_

      June 1, 2014

    • Alberto

      Larry, You can borrow my XP9 but it has weight limit of 220 pounds

      June 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone interested in the caliber of WW in there. Here is a video of my last time there a few months back.


    http://youtu.be/lXMMPQ3w8VU

    May 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Things have changed quite a bit. You must be able to pass the skill set test or you will not be allowed in the water. If you can not wet exit or close to roll they will remove you from the water without a refund. You must also be able to swim and self rescue as the river guards will no longer help the kayakers. Make sure you can roll, swim and self rescue or you will be out the $.

    May 18, 2014

    • Alberto

      Am running the Spider Lily with Isaac this week, since he moved to the kayak department of the river, I get a clear picture of what the new rules. Kisten we ran the Frontier portion a few months ago, so I gather the changes came later on..... thanks for the heads up.

      May 19, 2014

  • Yona K.

    Please read what Kirsten posted.

    May 19, 2014

  • Yona K.

    I am not sure what the center rules are for beginner kayaked. When I was learning, I was taking classes there so they know me. I think that they just trust people to make their own call as long as you have your own gear, but the place is growing so perhaps new safety rules are in place such as some kind of test. You might want to check.

    May 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Once you sign the waiver and are using your own gear, they really do not police you except to make sure you are using whitewater specific equipment. No Bike Helmets or boats not rated for Class III whitewater. Although, beginners who go beyond the instructional channel tend to take a bad beating.

      1 · May 17, 2014

    • Yona K.

      That's great! Begimners... I have spent many hours in the instructional channel only, before i was ready to go further (and take my beating). It is not hard to get out and start back at the beginning.

      May 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Gonna try to make it. Gives me a excuse to go say to Isaac.

    1 · May 16, 2014

  • Yona K.

    Alberto, I like your description of the event!

    1 · May 14, 2014

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