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    posting here just to get notifications in case...

    posting here just to get notifications in case there are updates about the split paddle. you can live in hope, right SMwhistle
  2. thanks for the link! the paddle looks good.

    thanks for the link! the paddle looks good.
  3. do you have any pictures, chris? you guys make me...

    do you have any pictures, chris? you guys make me curious...
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    i guess that's where personal preference and...

    i guess that's where personal preference and differences come in. i find my grip is better with dry hands - although of course it's not that easy to keep them dry with all that water around.
    maybe...
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    take the grey owl on your river trip. the...

    take the grey owl on your river trip. the voyageur is a decent all-round blade and pretty robust, too. and in case it breaks, it's easier and cheaper to replace than that mitchell.

    btw i have a...
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    lennart and duck feet are right. this is a...

    lennart and duck feet are right.
    this is a mitchell, one of the nicest paddles available but a bit of a specialist. a super fine carbon blade with a laminated cedar shaft. if you don't seal it with...
  7. what's the problem? there are many ways of...

    what's the problem? there are many ways of splitting, not all requiring sharp instruments and then immediately you have a two-piece :D
  8. yes that's the dilemma... checking in really good...

    yes that's the dilemma... checking in really good paddles doesn't seem particularly safe, and the rentals or plastic ones are just not as nice to use.
    as they don't fit in the canoe's bag i've...
  9. great blogging quality as usual - but that's easy...

    great blogging quality as usual - but that's easy if you keep going to such great places, right? ;)

    what's your take on packing paddles for flying? i see you took some beater plastic paddles and...
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    wow this has evolved quite a bit, since the last...

    wow this has evolved quite a bit, since the last time i was there. food trucks and all :eek:
    unfortunately i had to miss the past few years as my work sends me to india at that time usually. it's a...
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    exactly. litter left behind is definitely crap...

    exactly. litter left behind is definitely crap behaviour.
    for the rest, are you also going to accuse him of looking dodgy just because he does not conform to your view of what a good subject of the...
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    great to see a blog of upper etive, they don't...

    great to see a blog of upper etive, they don't come up that often! very nice light there on the mountains.
    brings back memories from when i was there, many years ago. the parking (the spot next to...
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    ha, i think i wrote it up some time ago when...

    ha, i think i wrote it up some time ago when photobucket went awry.
    i could be convinced to do a new improved version with screenshots and such... SMwhistle
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    i've been using google photos for many years and...

    i've been using google photos for many years and it's been working great. there's no limit on amount of photos you can host there for free and absolutely reliable.

    the only catch is that it's a...
  15. Thread: Paddle speed

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    for planning purposes, i use 3kph which...

    for planning purposes, i use 3kph which corresponds to mal's 2mph. this is also solo with an open canoe, and served me well over the years.

    not sure if tandem would be faster. your paddling speed...
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    nice hats guys :nice_hat: :D the technique in...

    nice hats guys :nice_hat: :D

    the technique in the videos works but sk8er's is so much easier... there's just no reason to do it any other way.
  17. that camp looks a bit soggy, alright. but i think...

    that camp looks a bit soggy, alright. but i think you made up for it by eating calories for trying to burn off the dampness with body heat.
    and i hope you were careful with that selfie stick during...
  18. i'm doing it in revers order. next is part 1 ;)

    i'm doing it in revers order. next is part 1 ;)
  19. over here, you can't trust the forecast more than...

    over here, you can't trust the forecast more than 3 days in advance and even then, you need to interpret it carefully. i'd keep tracking it to see what the trend is, to get an idea of what can be...
  20. this is awesome, can't believe i only saw it now....

    this is awesome, can't believe i only saw it now. i need to go and look up the first 2 parts as well now.
    we moved to the netherlands from ireland about 15 years ago. so it's great to see your trip...
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    that's a nice boat. i see you guys also have...

    that's a nice boat. i see you guys also have quite a lot of algea, i guess you've also had the hot temperatures?
  22. it really is an amazing experience. you witnessed...

    it really is an amazing experience. you witnessed history first hand, with the life jackets etc on the river and the treatment by turkish authorities... and put it all in perspective with all the...
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    that's a good point, actually. i've always found...

    that's a good point, actually. i've always found that the single content search is much more useful than the multiple contents one.
    maybe it's possible to change the default search to single...
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    i guess a benefit could be that it's easier to...

    i guess a benefit could be that it's easier to find blogs about a certain area, if you're looking for information. but the search function is actually more useful for this as it's more targeted....
  25. a friend of mine cycled from his home in...

    a friend of mine cycled from his home in switzerland to india and nepal once. leaving europe via the balkans, taking a boat over to egypt and from there through israel, syria, turkey, iran,...
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