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Rock & Roll PICS

Postby TIMAX » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:24 pm

Please post your pics here or send them to me and I will post them for you.
Well I just had the BEST R&R ever! Not that the others have been bad or any thing but this one was great. Such a great mix of people from Queensland , Victoria and Tasmania thrown in with the NSW club members all talking Sea Kayaking! I got out on the water a couple of times for some excellent instruction from Mark Sundin but for me the action was on land. Talking to Mick from Flat Earth Kayak Sails and checking out his very well set up Maelstrom was great. I bought some of that Reflective deckline he had made up. Amazing stuff! Loved the Nadgee Kayaks wheel system he had as well. I also hung out at the Rafta kayaks stand for a while checking out the Sea Leopard and stealing their chips. It was also great to have a good look over a Epic 18 , the kayak Freya is paddling around the country. Andre's telescopic sail was pretty cool but did you see that wheel less tractor thing he had? Very simple , works well, pure design genius Andre! It was also my first time meeting Larry Gray and the Pittarak crew. Then you had the Expedition Kayaks team with what looked like acres of Carbon kevlar laying all round the place........when was there time to paddle??
I need to applologise to every one for not saying goodbye on Sunday. I had to get back to Sydney half way through the raffle , so to everyone I had a chat with thanks for really making my weekend ;)
So some pics......please add to these
Image Gnarlydog about to head out for another ride......and another and another and another
Image and another and another......
Image QLD president Tess Dodd also getting some waves in.
Image The morning line up.
Image An Impex being removed from the Mirage only parking :roll:
Image Short skirts are back! oh and Nadgee's groovy wheel system on Micks Maelstrom :shock:
Image Dee and Matt hanging out
Image Mark Sundin paddling his supper light weight Valley :shock:
Image mark again discussing grade 2 Board Short requirements. :roll:
Image Qld er Silvio just back from bass Strait
Image mark paddling the Billboard ;)
Image Rafta kayaks
Image Expedition kayaks
Image The rush for trips :?
Image GURU Andre 8-)
Image Mick M checking out a sail set up
Image New rescue technique
Image Andre on kayak design :ugeek:
Image Master Photographer Jeff Jennings and some of his toys
Image Mark Sundin yet again :roll:
Image Early morning at base camp
Image Tassie Devil , Lyn Murray...... ;)
Image And even bigger Tassie Devil Geoff Murray

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Re: Rock & Roll PICS

Postby MiRush » Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:12 pm

Nice photos Timax, thansk for sharing. I totally enjoyed the event myself. This was my first R&R.
It was so great to see so much gear at once :mrgreen: and so many kayakers. I also did the transation from the Lakes into the Big Sea! :roll: woooo Hoooo! :D :D :D
Thanks to Chris for his Box Head trip and encouragement from Henry.

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Re: Rock & Roll PICS

Postby deesta » Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:39 pm

Great selection of pics Tim - they certainly capture the spirit of RnR. You're very right about the best bits often being off-water.

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Re: Rock & Roll PICS

Postby Geoff » Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:51 am

Great pics Tim,
It was fantastic to meet all you guys up there in warm land :-). Lyn and I had a really good weekend. I would like to thank Mark and Rob of Expedition Kayaks for their hospitality and help and thanks to all the other people we met who made it a truly memorable weekend.
Geoff and Lyn Murray (big Tassie devil and little Tassie devil)

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Re: Rock & Roll PICS

Postby JohnA » Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:16 am

Thanks Tim for posting such a great selection of shots.

It was really good to meet you and I did manage to put a few more names to faces too. I had hoped to be there on Monday too but couldn't make it in the end. So to those I missed saying goodbye to, it was great to meet you and I hope you all had a safe trip home. Many thanks too to all the trip leaders, especially Gary, who put up with me two days in a row! And a big thank you to all the sponsors and to the committee for organising a great event.

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Re: Rock & Roll PICS

Postby outdoorgaz » Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:20 pm

Nice photos Tim :)

Maybe I'll make it next year

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Re: Rock & Roll PICS

Postby MattB » Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:57 pm

Great pics Tim! I also thought this was the best Rock'n'Roll ever. Jeff Jennings footage of Albatross flying in Bass Strait was awsome! Lary's presentation was inspiring and meeting and talking to kayakers from other states was great. But it wasn't a total gabfest - three of us at least managed to get some adrenalin pumping on Paul Lokers trip round to Palm Beach where we landed in sizable surf.


Thanks to Ken & Susan for putting the event together and to Sally and the committee that helped organise the whole thing and to all the sponsors who donated prizes. Thanks also to Mick M for judging my photo of the Albatross as the winner of the photo comp and for donating one of his great sails as the prize. I can't wait to test it out.

An excellent event!
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Re: Rock & Roll PICS

Postby sandman » Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:54 pm

More pictures from Guru Andre :shock:

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Re: Rock & Roll PICS

Postby deeperwater » Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:59 pm

Great photos guys - more photos here:

A great weekend !!!

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Re: Rock & Roll PICS

Postby gnarlydog » Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:12 am

just a couple of images of mine at:

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Re: Rock & Roll PICS

Postby HYBRID Pty Ltd » Fri Apr 03, 2009 3:21 pm

This is the most important kayaker on this forum :idea:
Without his effort we would not be here! :twisted:
Thanks again Tim!
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