Monday, March 03, 2008
On Conception Bay in Feb. of this year. As the weather starts to warm there will be more opportunities to hit the waters of NFLD. Hopefully the fair weather kayaking gods will cooperate. When I look at this picture it's like I'm about to do a -ve "G" or something.....wishful thinking..or not.....on the same note I am not even sure what a -ve G would be in the kayak world. The things called g's are just a way to quantify force. The standard pull of gravity is called '1 g.' It is defined as positive g, since it pulls down towards your feet. If you stand on your head, you are experiencing 1 'negative' g, and all the blood rushes to your head.
If you are upside down in a kayak after a capsize are you executing a -ve "G" or are you just upside down in a kayak? And is the roll a fighter pilot type response to correcting for a -ve "G". Does this matter in kayaking? Being upside down does. But I saw Derek in the pool on Saturday night paddling his kayak upside down, so the -ve "G" didn't seem to bother him. I just wish I had my camera handy. All in fun.