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James S.

Ice Paddler (3)


Free Soil, MI
Hometown: Freesoil

Member since:

June 3, 2011

Please describe your boat(s).

My favorite boat is a Jackson Super Fun, I call it my sports car it's so much fun, but northern Mi does'nt quite have enough whitewater for it, got a wavesport Z, an Eskimo, a couple of rec. kayaks, there's a pyrhna in the shed, an adult sit on and a see, maybe a few more than needed.......although there is one other that I don't have yet.......

How would you describe your kayaking experience? e.g. beginner (not been out yet to a few times), novice(been out more than a dozen times), kayak regularly (been out lots of times),been-there-done- that.(out in all conditions)

Irregularly is more like it, seems sometimes I make life plans around my kayaking plans, all weather conditions.......ALL.....rain IS Not a reason to not go someplace you might get wet and snow , well just another form of rain, just makes your boat go faster down the hills. Have paddled class IV whitewater, dropped a 20 foot waterfall, but also enjoy a lazy float, the water is where my mind is clearest.

Do you accept responsibility for your own safety and the safety of any guest you bring, while kayaking with the group? yes or no.

Responsibilitly for myself and whoever else's but and boat I might have to pull from the drink, lol.

Please write briefly about kayak safety? Name a hazard and how you avoid it.

Always where your melon cap (helmet) where you might find a rock, splash jackets and dry jackets also stop some nasty tree branch wounds, seems the most important pc of emergency equip to have in your med kit is either toilet paper or duct tape, one is very versatile while the other is not, but no less important. And it never hurts to bring an extra pc of gear, you never know who might really appreciate it.


Hey, I'm James, I believe I've met some of your members already, spend a bit of time with the west michigan paddlers "crazy James" guess I've earned that. Will paddle most any river, rock, hillside, large set a stairs. Pretty much just moving water.

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