Tuesday, February 27, 2007

You're soooooo cool

doing cartwheels in a pool

making all the whitewater women drool

and your friends look the fool

I can't think of anything else that rhymes with pool

dude, you rock! Get guitar hero!

Monday, February 26, 2007

Road Trip Shirt

I was driving down interstate 81 last week (probably the interstate in the U.S. that has the most whitewater within 50 of any given exit for the longest stretch) and I realized that I spend about 36,000 miles each year driving around in my van for mostly boating purposes. There were years, when I was in sales, that I drove more, but the average seems to be 36,000 miles.

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I was inspired to remake the DragoRossi logo in honor of all the driving that I (and many other kayakers) do every year. I figure that it's a cool way to make an otherwise boring activity (driving) fun. I ordered one up myself so that I can wear the shirt next time I go on a long road trip.

...and something for the ladies...

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

2007 WW Courses & Parks Conference


This informative conference will answer many questions that people have about ww parks. You'll see many of the existing and developing projects around the U.S. represented there. And, you'll meet many like-minded whitewater enthusiasts who are making an effort to answer the environmental question about ww parks.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Pollution Sucks


Click on the link and take a close look at the photos towards the bottom of the page. It's totally sad that we still have to deal with garbage washing up on the beach like this.

Monday, February 12, 2007

New Tshirts

>Men's Tshirt

Women's Tshirt

Creek boat safety ring (bulkhead)

Standard with the Elite outfitting, the bowring replaces a foam pillar in creekboats for added safety and foot room. Some people are retrofitting this plastic ring into older models,and I'm sure some will add it to the boats they get with the Performance outfitting.

This view of the inside shows the position of the two screws on the side of the ring that hold it in place. Also seen is the overlap of the bowriing and the seat that, when combined with the two plastic bars under the seat (indicated by the rivets) help keep the hull rigid where it really needs to be.

Just a photo to show the position of the bow ring screws in relation to the seat screws (for those who are doing a retrofit)
the screw in the deck is usually a long one that helps secure the foam pillar. With the addition of a bow ring, the foam pillar is not necesssary, so you need to put a new, shorter screw in the hole to fill it up. Some people just squeeze a bunch of silicone in there, but I think the best solution is a combination of the short screw and silicone.

Friday, February 09, 2007

My Television Debut

I remember this. Never thought I'd see a one of these in my lifetime.

At the very end of the footage, the last time the camera pans the audience, you'll see a fan in a red NJ Devils clapping, with a woman waving her hands over her head (in black) and I'm standing right next to her in a sweatshirt and baseball hat, next to my brother on the end of the isle. (at 5 sec. left on the timer)

Thursday, February 08, 2007

4 seats, 2 outfitting systems by DragoRossi

The newest system is the "Performance" outfitting.
It is a rotomolded adjustable bucket seat. The idea is that it is simple. Backband, thigh hooks, foot sled can be added on when/if you want it. Use DragoRossi parts or whatever you can get your hands on.


Here are some photos of all the options you can get on the "Performance" system. Start with JUST THE SEAT, then you can add (ala carte) the thigh hooks, backband, footsled if you'd like.


and some more photos of the outfitting in a boat.


The continuously evolving "Elite" outfitting is what people have grown used to from DragoRossi. It comes in three seat sizes (large, medium, race/testarossa) which includes a ratchet adjusted backband, adjustable foot sled, proprietary thigh hook system, hull stiffening bars, cool seat pad, lots of prestige (pure H.A.C.K.S. style)

you can go almost to the bottom of the page on this link to see the three "Elite" seats side by side before they have all the extras on them. That should give you a good feel for the size difference


Here is an ad that has the "Elite" system all laid out in an easy way to see.


and here are some photos from the guys at High N Mighty that show the three different "Elite" seats side by side in the same boat.



Monday, February 05, 2007

O, Dragon..... video found

it's been a mystery. some people have it. others don't, more people want it, but the secret was closely guarded.

Hey, I found it. Here it is. It's a free download! Quicktime format.
(I wonder how long before it ends up on YouTube, Google Video, Broadband Sports...)


Infants can be taught to swim?