Alberto

Organizer

Aquatic Centaurs

Location:

Charlotte, NC
Hometown: Charlotte

Organizer since:

September 25, 2013

Introduction

Love the feeling of blending with waterways just like a Water Centaur, as all creatures do not see our legs, and that allows for some Mindful interactions. I am as someone stated "kayak-aholic" and not looking for a cure...

What is your paddling experience, and what type of boat do you paddle mostly?

Over 11 years paddling, as I started in New England with it's wonderful creeks, and large volume waters. Moved from sea kayak that used for running rivers, evolved into River Running boats, and own a Dagger Nomad which I love, and plan into use for small creeks at first and then the Wilson Creek. River Running is my passion, but also enjoy the serenity of Wet-Land Treks.

What Type of kayaking are you interested in enjoying with us? (Flatwater, Wetland, Class 1 -3 Whitewater)

Solid Class 2 and moving to Class 3 rivers and staging a scouting trip to Wilson Creek, with a desire to run it next yea as my skill-sets improve and we develop a "Creek Core Group" and bond in our journey.

Is reading a River important to you?

absolutely....... without this knowledge fear will always follow us down river with negative consequences.

Introduction

Avid River Runner (moving from class ll to a solid lll. Transplant from New England. Other passions include B&W and Macro Photography. "We do not conquer the river..... we dance with her"

What Alberto is saying about this Meetup Group

This group offers a very good foundation for evolving in our Whitewater River Running pursuits.... it all starts with strong skill sets in basic paddling in flatwater, then moving into Whitewater Rapids like the Lower Green River, Tuckaseegee, and Nantahala Rivers and for those that ran the Nanty last year, we will run it again and move up to a full Class 3, with Tom's assistance run the Hiwassee River. Paddle Fu makes River Running Fun.............. and obtaining a solid low brace is crucial, and then a high brace, once we have these our fear factor is a lot less. From there a solid Roll can blossom, and then the fun really begins........


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