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« on: March 23, 2005, 06:40:52 PM »

As a rookie to my team, what r some of the unspoken rules of the water?

ie , politely listening to my coach tell me about his groin injury and not cracking an obscene comment

thanks

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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2005, 12:24:11 AM »

rofl, man, i did not see that one coming.  Laughing
i hope he/she wasn't sitting in the drummer seat and you weren't starring at his/her groin at the time.  Laughing
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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2005, 08:22:57 AM »

rofl  Laughing  rofl  Laughing  rofl  Laughing  rofl  Laughing  rofl

Is this who I think it is???
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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2005, 08:53:13 AM »

Quote from: Beat My Drum
As a rookie to my team, what r some of the unspoken rules of the water?

ie , politely listening to my coach tell me about his groin injury and not cracking an obscene comment

thanks

It really depends on the team.  Usually with Rec team's it's ok to make cracks, hit on other paddlers, question their manhood... You're in close proximity to these people for at least 3-4 hours a week. On some Competitive teams however, during practice it could be "STFU and paddle!" but in general it's pretty much open season on smart-ass remarks.

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Is this who I think it is???

Well.. let's see... how many coaches out there in the Creek that has recently had a "groin" injury?

I can only think of one.  But it wasn't a groin, it was more of a quadricep pull. Definately showing his age, considering that he injured himself during a warmup. I think this stallion should be put out to pasture...

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i hope he/she wasn't sitting in the drummer seat and you weren't starring at his/her groin at the time.

Nah.. his coaching style is less drummer seat and more steering and barking out commands.
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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2005, 05:10:21 PM »

Would that Stallion be Italian??
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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2005, 08:23:22 AM »

Since we're on the topics of etiquette on the water... what do people think about picking and asking for races?

When do you think there's too many teams in a race? I'm just wondering since it's about that time of year where you're going to start to see packs of dragonboats racing down the Creek.

Last night, there was a race of... oh... about 12 or so dragonboats tearing down the Creek towards Cambie Street bridge and basically teams that weren't involved had to get out of the way of the race. Teams that were following that rule to go around the Creek in a counter-clockwise direction, were running head-on towards oncoming teams during that race.

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Was informed by Tiger & Lethal Weapon that there were only 10 boats... I still think I counted 12 though...
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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2005, 08:42:41 AM »

12 teams?? I'm a rookie as well so take my opinions with a grain of salt, but i think that on non-event days/nights like that teams should realize that they aren't the only teams out there, nor the only users out there (ie rowers, outrigger paddlers, other recreational users, etc) and those others are not expecting a full fledged race to be coming at them... at least with something like ADBF they kind of have an inkling that its coming, so it certainly doesn't seem very courteous to them OR other teams to be having a huge race like that... 2,3,4 teams seems OK to me, but it really shouldn't get bigger than that IMHO.
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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2005, 10:42:33 AM »

Our coach told us that 3 years ago a rowing shell was not going counter clockwise down the creek as they should have, were facing backwards and ran right into a DB that was resting (not moving).

Have there ever been any real crashes, or just near misses ?
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« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2005, 10:51:53 AM »

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I think this stallion should be put out to pasture...


Aren't retired Stallions usually put out to Stud?... Laughing
(Thats if they were "winners" in there racing career.... Laughing )
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« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2005, 01:18:50 PM »

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This happened a few weeks ago in False Creek.  A rowing team wasn't looking and the oars of the rowers hit paddlers on a stationary dragon boat.


Apparently the high school rowing team had cut directly across the Creek and rammed straight into a stationary dragon boat on the opposite side who were facing the right way.  All they did was come by and ask if everyone was alright...no apology, nothing.  

Someone needs to teach these rich kids a lesson...hope they sue the living hell out of them. I believe some of those paddlers did get hurt.  This kind of stuff shouldn't be happening on the Creek.  

On another occasion, I heard a 2-team crew was sitting stationary on the Creek side by side, ready to do a race piece, and a rowing team thought it'd be fun and DELIBERATELY cut right down the middle between them instead of being courteous and going beside them.  

Some of these rowers just have no sense of discipline on the waters.
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« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2005, 01:21:32 PM »

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Someone needs to teach these rich kids a lesson...hope they sue the living hell out of them.

yeah that's a little extreme dude.  you're also stereotyping those rowers to have been rich kids. I had two good friends in highschool who did their rowing training at false creek, and they were by no means rich.

regardless, all users of the water need to be aware and respectul of each other.  hopefully our group and theirs can work together to sort this out
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« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2005, 01:36:41 PM »

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yeah that's a little extreme dude.  you're also stereotyping those rowers to have been rich kids. I had two good friends in highschool who did their rowing training at false creek, and they were by no means rich.

regardless, all users of the water need to be aware and respectul of each other.  hopefully our group and theirs can work together to sort this out


Correct me if I'm wrong, but the crew I believe were from St. Georges...if their parents have $$ to send them there, yeah, I'd say they're rich.  

Hey, if I got hit by a rower's paddle, got hurt and it was their fault...I'd take them up to court.  I mean, comon, they didn't even have the courtesy to apologize for their own mistake.  Mind you, I was not on this boat...I just heard about it from people I knew on the boat.

I'm not saying all rowers act the way these teams have, but if it happened 3 years ago, and it happened 2 weeks ago, when's it going to end?

I agree, regardless, everyone has to respect everyone else on the Creek, but if no one says anything or does anything about something like this, it's not going to go away anytime soon.
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« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2005, 03:16:09 PM »

I also wish the coaches in their little wake creating coachboats would slow down  as well. Those little suckers make a mean wake especially for the Gemini's
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Other than that I agree they should show some respect as I know the DB steers are always watching out for them
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« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2005, 03:49:04 PM »

Hmmm ..sounds to me the dog, I mean seal , no dog ...dogseal ....whatever .......should be released again but aimed at the newbie rowers
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« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2005, 06:34:50 PM »

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I also wish the coaches in their little wake creating coachboats would slow down  as well. Those little suckers make a mean wake especially for the Gemini's
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Other than that I agree they should show some respect as I know the DB steers are always watching out for them


I got pwned by a coachboat while I was on a marathon canoe. I was so close to tipping. The wake was at least a foot high, and it hit us at the last minute on our side. For those of you who use the marathon canoes, you know how disastruous that can be.
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