|Playboating on the Erft in Grevenbroich (G)||
water in the Ardennes and we were looking for a Sunday paddle. Mava should be
good but it's getting pretty cold. So why not check out the warm water of the
Erft. Ok, it's a 260 km ride, that is far ... and after a couple of traffic
jams and diversions we really found out how far...**é&é"'!§à.
But once there
it was ok.
we stopped and paddled near Neuss-Norf, Gnadental , that's the little
hole, fun, but pretty shallow. There we met Malte and the three of us,
Steven and me, went to Grevenbroich.
we had a good paddle, watching Malte linking ends, Steven doing as good.
Then the two started bowstalling, both as good except that Malte threw
in a flatwater loop in his Disco, yeeehaaaa.
|And finally when we were tired and Malte even gone ... we took out the cam, just to let you get a smell of the action. Steven and Malte had some nice rides, but we screwed up those pics. My rides really sucked, but if you put all the pics of the loop together, it sure looks almost good.|
So here's my
version of the loop ... or at least what I'm trying to do.
Then comes another important part, once you're throwing everything down and
you're down under, pic 5, you can't just wait for something to happen.
(That's what I usually do...)
No, once down you should stretch again, throwing you legs forward and your body against your back deck, pushing the boat up and over.
Only after you've done this last stretch, you can wait for the light to appear, stabilize your boat and you 're all the way free for another take off.
Of course all these steps must be done very fast and fluently.
And as you can see, I didn't make it :-(
|But who cares, keep wheeling !|
|(Clinic? Shouldn't I be tilting my boat, in stead of leaning over side ways, putting my weight next to the boat over the water and on the blade...yeeh.)|
|Steven wavewheeling down ...|