#1 By: Mark Frauenfelder, October 8th, 2013 14:11
#2 By: pineapplecharm, October 8th, 2013 14:31
With regard to skipping the first part, you're talking about the Wadsword Constant.
Redditor and YouTube employee newtuber revealed a new URL parameter “&wadsworth=1” which can be added on to the end of a YouTube video URL to load the video at 30%.
Wonderful times in which we live.
#3 By: Joel Finkle, October 8th, 2013 14:52
Don't use your expensive carbon-fiber yak for this - it sounds like an awful lot of scraping is going on. A cheap spin-molded poly kayak should be able to get a few trips down that chute before you end up with a Flintstone car.
#5 By: Phasma Felis, October 8th, 2013 15:00
That was my first thought, and then I wondered how tough a kayak is really. I'd guess that something meant for shooting rapids would be pretty sturdy? On the other hand, bouncing off rocks is a different sort of damage mode than scraping on concrete.
#6 By: Hank, October 8th, 2013 15:02
That looks like so much fun.
The material those boats are made of is basically really thick tupperware.
#7 By: Stephan, October 8th, 2013 15:11
They should really wear gloves in case they flip over…
#8 By: awjt, October 8th, 2013 15:27
I was disappointed that we didn't see even one of them flip it.
#9 By: Travis Fredericks, October 8th, 2013 15:43
Wadsworth constant, named after reddit user Wadsworth who invented it.
#10 By: Jonathan Peterson, October 8th, 2013 16:02
gloves and elbow pads was my first thought too. (well after "HELLZ YEAH!").
#11 By: Preston, October 8th, 2013 16:09
#12 By: Rufus_Sanders, October 8th, 2013 16:44
#13 By: gellfex, October 8th, 2013 17:49
Yes they're taking a lot of life off of fairly expensive equipment, even a PE boat costs $800-$1200. Not to mention the paddle. I've cracked a boat on a normal whitewater river, this seems stupid.
#14 By: Aaron Olson, October 8th, 2013 17:53
It'd be fun to see the same run done when some decent water is running down the ditch.
#15 By: kartwaffles, October 8th, 2013 19:49
Would it be feasible to add a couple rub strips of high density plastic or wood? Greenland yaks sometimes have bone (or polyurethane) strips at the stem and stern to protect the skin against ice. Flat-bottomed airboats typically come with a whole sheet of plastic on the bottom, considered a wear item when running dry land.
#16 By: logruszed, October 8th, 2013 21:34
Quite a few universities have equipment rentals.
#17 By: Kenneth, October 9th, 2013 00:05
So this is what Brad Dourif is up to these days.
#18 By: Petr Kratoska, October 9th, 2013 00:56
That's Lions Bay just a few km north of Vancouver. One of them is a professional and I believe gets promo kayaks to play with.
#19 By: L Edwards, October 9th, 2013 02:32
Can you really call it kayaking when he's just basically along for the ride with gravity in charge?
#20 By: Michael Smith, October 9th, 2013 04:39
Kayaks are strong enough but I couldn't stand doing that to my boats.
#21 By: wrybread, October 9th, 2013 07:36
My guess is they're all river rats with 5 boats in the back yard each, and this is the sort of thing they do to their old outdated boats from the 90s.
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