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Created On: 01/31/2017 11:35 PM
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 01/31/2017 11:35 PM
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ww

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Ron Drummond, video from the Encyclopedia of Surfing.  Considerably more info at Legedary Surfers.  It looks as though Drummond picked up canoe technique on Canadian rivers.  

"Open" canoe is still a sporting proposisiton on rivers.  

 03/24/2017 07:23 AM
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Tried it once at first peak years ago (early 70s) in a 16 ft fiberglass canoe. It did not work out well, at all. Surf was about head high and my buddy, in back, bailed out when it jacked up (the famous elevator). I went over the falls and the canoe folded around me. Sure wish somebody had filmed it. I am sure it would have been hysterical.
 04/13/2017 08:34 PM
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ww

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It was fairly easy to ruin Grumman aluminum canoes on rivers.  Drummond was pretty obviously (1) expert, (2) somewhat crazy, and (3) had the now non-existent luxury of empty waves.  

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