For the true thrill seekers looking for the most outrageous and intense of sports may I suggest night time Kayaking on a difficulty "extreme level" river? If you are looking to feel your adrenaline flowing like a roaring rapid river, then this is it and yes it is better than sex! Some of those other folks who have never lived life on the edge or at the fullest, in a way it has meant to be lived may not understand the desire to hit the rapids on a pitch black moonless night. I can tell you this however, once you do, you will never be afraid of the dark again, what a complete rush! For those wimps out there, go read another article, yet if you have what it takes and challenge fate, then read on.Have you seen the new electromagnetic induction technology flashlights? They charge a capacitor instead of working off a battery.
Currently there are some nifty micro-flashlights being used which you can buy which use this technique and are available thanks to the Everlight Flashlight technology research lab. These smaller flashlights work by shaking them for about thirty seconds and shine for about 6 minutes and they shine quite bright since they use a very bright LED light. Here is a link to this home use flashlight:.http://www.
modernoutpost.com/gear/details/ee_shakelight.html.Here is a quick movie you can watch online to see how this technology works.
MPG.Now let me tell you this is going to sound completely crazy, but it is doable. Take one of these flashlights and shake it up good and then duct tape the thing to your kayak and then without wasting any time launch and Bonzi down the river while it is turned on. It will stay on due to the bumpy ride.
If you try this on a week current it will not work and you will truly be in the dark, but once you hit the rapids it will turn on again, but not for about four-five minutes which in the dark feels like a lifetime. You must stay in the rough water to keep the light on, so you fight the current running not against time, but the speed of light.Eventually some smart entrepreneur will design a Kayak with headlights like this, because those helmets with lights are not doing it for me.
Having a light on the front of the kayak, which turns and bobs with each move is much better, be sure to go for it during a pitch-black night. Remember until they start making these electromagnetic headlights on our kayaks we will have to use our duct tape well. Don't fear life.
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By: Lance Winslow