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WWSUP in South-East of France
« on: October 19, 2016, 01:49:07 AM »
Hello
I want to share some videos of White Water Standup paddling in South-East of France.
I've started this activity a few months ago, I still consider myself as a beginner, so any comments are welcome.

Le Loup, my first "narrow" river:


L'Ardèche, not a lot of rapids but gorgeous landscape:


Le Var, my first descent without professional instructor:


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Re: WWSUP in South-East of France
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2016, 07:59:07 AM »
Nice videos. Just wish I could understand your comments since I don't speak French.

Thanks for sharing your three videos.
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Re: WWSUP in South-East of France
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2016, 05:34:49 PM »
Looks like fun. Inflatables are definitely on the menu.
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Re: WWSUP in South-East of France
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2016, 12:14:19 AM »
Nice  :)
Unfortunately I can't give you any comment, because I'm a beginner too ;-)

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Re: WWSUP in South-East of France
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2016, 07:35:04 AM »
Just wish I could understand your comments since I don't speak French.
I've added subtitles yesterday on two of the videos (click on CC button on player bar).

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Inflatables are definitely on the menu.
There are also plastic white water sup boards. But they weight a lot (double of an inflatable, like 20kg).
You can also descent with epoxy boards under certain conditions: if water level is high and river difficulty is matching your skills you will certainly hit nothing.
But if you consider all pros and cons, I think inflatables win.

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Re: WWSUP in South-East of France
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2016, 08:50:16 AM »
Yes, the plastik boards are really heavy. 20-25 kg (http://riotsups.com/streetfighter/).
I tried the Dragorossi Boards with 22kg. For me they was a little bit more stable than the iSUPs.


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Re: WWSUP in South-East of France
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2016, 09:03:53 AM »
A fellow wwsuper told me that rigid boards scary him because of the weight: he has the impression that if the 20kg board hits him, he will be harmed.

Another video of our Halloween descent:


In this descent I tried a isup with a dedicated white water shape (9'6x35''x6''). I found it much more stable than mine (10'3x32''x4'')

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Re: WWSUP in South-East of France
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2016, 11:09:58 AM »
Pretty cool fredi

I'd be more worried about falling on rocks than a hard board hitting me.... but inflatables seem like the logical choice.
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WWSUP in South-East of France
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2017, 12:08:11 PM »
Really nice! I heard from Dode Florent that the 130km down river Dordogne Intégrale is one to try in that area. Pretty keen too see if I can make it this summer of '17!

http://www.vallee-dordogne.com/agenda/course-extreme-canoe-kayak-dordogne-integrale





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