2nd in ‘Norwegian Rolling Championship’
from Greenland Kayaking Forum:
I wonder if you googled how many times Dubside has rolled, the answer would be a google?
A gol of the goo,
is to math mess with you.
One ten’s to tense squared,
some more or s spared.
Whilst google one asks,
over answers in task.
Re noun given verb,
Many roles here you say?
Scandal navy in play!
A kayak down many rep,
will dance back with Dub step.
There still is a paddler named Dubside
Who rotates his kayak down-upside.
With a twist of his torso
(Well, yeah, less or more so),
He’s up ere the bubbles all subside.
If anyone wants to train with him next week, I (unfortunately) just had to bail on my reservation for Qajaq Training Camp in Michigan next week – Dubside is, again, a featured instructor. So they have a student slot open for 8/22 through 8/25 at the camp now.
Go, if you haven’t but could: the food is great, lots of fun people and activities, inland and open water access and, as a bonus, you are out of phone and internet and automobile range for four blessed days…
More Dubside trivia: he’s a DJ (among other talents) and this link has a shot of him “dropping the bass”.
Also a more impressive clip of him rolling a fat 12’ Pakboat folding kayak (I have the same model and cannot imagine doing this with a 28" beam boat with fat inflation sponsons along both sides!)
Note on the video, he switches from the chubby Pakboat to his own black Feathercraft Wisper, also a folding kayak. He has removed the frame rib behind the cockpit to make laybacks easier as you can see by how the hull looks when he rolls. He demonstrates and names many of the traditional Greenland rolls that he would have used in the competition he was in in the OP,
I spent some time chatting with Dubside at QTC when we both bonded a bit over both owning Wispers. (If I had known at the time that he also had a Pakboat Puffin we could have double-bonded – chemistry geek joke). Super nice guy! He’s really an interesting and unique person, very soft-spoken and modest, also a vegetarian.