Wednesday, November 25, 2015

While you give thanks...

why would you force someone else to have to work on the holiday?

Support the over-worked and under-paid retail employees
by not shopping from normal closing time tonight
until 8 am on Friday.

The giant retailers have had "black friday" sales all month.  Do you really believe that one day is going to make any difference to you?  It will only make a difference to their profits for the month.  If history is any indicator, the sales actually get better AFTER Friday, the closer we get to Christmas.  

"Do to others what you want them to do to you.  This is the meaning of the law of Moses and the teaching of the prophets"
-Jesus  (Matthew 7:12)

"Recognize that your neighbor feels as you do, and keep in mind your own dislikes"
-Sirach 31:15

"None of you [truly] believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself"
-An-Nanawi's Forty Hadith 13 

"Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself"

"What you do not want to happen to you, do not do it yourself either"
-Sextus (the Pythagorean)

Monday, November 23, 2015

Bulls Bridge a bit above 2 at noon Nov 22

The powerplant is still under construction,
so all the water goes into the river
Putting in below Stairway,
turn the corner and run The Flume.

 Brap   Braap  Braaap!!!..

Surfing at George's, Georgia's, Georges

Monday, November 02, 2015

Operation Zulu (back in the day.....)

In the Fall of 1997 I was working in an outdoor store, and designing a small freestyle boat for myself.  It was super short (very short by the standards of 1997) and I wanted it to be flat, stable, and spin on a wave.  I ran into some posts by Corran Addison, started an email correspondence that turned into an offer to join up with Riot in January of 1998.  I was happy to get involved with someone who was far ahead of the curve with what I wanted to do with a boat, but had no idea I would be witness to the start of a revolution in whitewater kayaking over the next five years.

Operation Zulu - Unsponsored from Unsponsored on Vimeo.

I remember the Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City in which crowds gathered at the Riot booth to see the final sequence of Nico wave wheeling on the Zambezi River.  Very few people in the U.S. had seen water that big, and nobody in the show had seen anyone throw wave wheels into features like that.  Many have done similar feats since, but at the time it was an amazing site to behold.

(one fun fact:  my friend still owns the same yellow Riot Hammer that was used in that sequence)