Yellow Fever – The documented first full descent of one of the biggest rivers on the planet – the Yellow River, China. Whitewater kayakers Sam Ellis, Dan Yates, Tom Mclay and Travis Winn emerge battered, bruised but stoked to successfully navigate the big water and fierce weather patterns that nearly cost them more than just their kayaks.
Picking the right GoPro for your needs is forever getting a little more challenging. The range is expanding/changing on an annual basis. At the moment GoPro have three slightly different spec’d cameras based on the GoPro Hero 3 and GoPro Hero 3 Plus platform.
At the top of the range is the GoPro Black 3+, closey followed by the Silver 3+ and then finally the White 3 which has been carried over from last years range. There is no GoPro Hero 3 Plus White edition at this moment in time.
I was thinking about S-Turns the other day and thought I would share my thoughts with you.
Successful entry into the attainment on the far side of the river depends upon your tactical approach to the exit from the original eddy.
To begin with forward speed needs to be generated in the eddy with good power generation and transfer. This could only offer you the oportunity for one power stroke!
By carrying this speed across the eddy-line with some stern-heavy trim to maintain directional stability (keeping a straighter line), the boat moves into the flow with more of a ferry-glide angle. This is so positioning across to the other side of the river can be begun early in the sequence.
Here we see the result of acceleration out of the eddy. However, the trim is now being moved forward and neutral to promote turning:
After a couple of years off, the team from Caol Ila decided to have another shot at the Scottish Islands Peaks Race. For us who are not regular runners, it takes a fair bit of effort to get from practically zero fitness into a state where we feel we can take on the SIPR hills. This year we were helped by having a couple of new guys join the team for the first time: My friend Andy from Dundee Uni Rucksack Club days and his mate Dave, both of whom are proper hill runners (especially Dave).
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