1. Mike Siegle on October 24, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    Dude you rely need a skirt

  2. The Reaper on October 24, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    Thanks for the vid bro! I have kayaked twice at pay rivers and I just bought a cheap one that I plan to run on a river close to my house. Pretty calm, no rapids as white as yours but I’m sure I’ll have more problems than you did with rocks and fallen trees. I will not be posting my hideous video, but its still fun and we learn

  3. kabir singh on October 24, 2020 at 4:39 pm

    i was waiting for rapids

  4. Dan Kerin on October 24, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    This is chaotic as heck 😅 great vid though!

  5. Braeden Pelland on October 24, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    I remember my days as a rec kayaker 🙂 nice vid!

  6. The Tightwad Homesteader on October 24, 2020 at 4:42 pm

    What the heck was that at 10:03 something skipping across the water, damn frog on crack?

  7. Warren Brumfield on October 24, 2020 at 4:43 pm

    Oh hell yes bub that was bad ass out there its so great that you got out there and doing a trip like that its best to go with another person with you not for the company fuck the company but for having another vehicle see if there is 2 people that go you both drive seperate vehicles and you take one vehicle down to where you want to stop your trip at and get out so you can do a long trip and make a full day out of it or you can can go for days or weeks at a time thats how i take my kayaking trips so fuck yeah buddy get the hell on out there and have fun on your trips its so much better at night when its completly dark and you only have the sound of the water to know where all those rocks are its twice the challenge twice the reward and of course twice as much fun bub

  8. MountainVisions on October 24, 2020 at 4:44 pm

    so, yeah, class 2…um, someone needs to turn the water on for it to be class 2. but it would be pretty cool if the water was on.

  9. John Stewart on October 24, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    Take a do-over….you missed five rocks. That’s how you learn. Thanks for the ride-along..

  10. Marc H on October 24, 2020 at 4:49 pm

    +mountainman Please be very careful. The spot you put in at (DEC Put in at the Cemetery) is dangerous. The tangle of trees you passed on river left in your first few seconds drowned a 14 year old just three months after your trip. Also, the Esopus Creek has up to class 3 rapids (you did not go that far) and skills, other people in a group and a spray-skirt are highly recommended. Also, be aware that recreational whitewater releases have about three times the water you experienced – you may want to stay away or go tubing with Harry at The Town Tinker; have fun and be safe.

  11. gptint1 on October 24, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    Kinda sounds like Ricky from Trailer park boys

  12. Patrick Panasko on October 24, 2020 at 4:54 pm


  13. brandoninacan on October 24, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    So I have been reading comments as they have come in over the couple years. I am now a RN on a Neuro ICU unit. So trust me now I do research an everything I do especially with all of the head injuries I have seen over my 2 years as a nurse. I understand now how stupid it was to No 1 go by myself, No 2 wear no helmet and No 3 do something new for the first time without help. Best of luck to you all! Thank you for the constructive criticism!

  14. H K on October 24, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    I remember when I did a kayak tour in Foley Beach, SC. I had kayaked many times before then but was (and still am) a beginner. The guide took us on what she said was the mouth of the Charleston river but I can’t find it on a map. OMG! The water level that day was much higher than normal and I was terrified. I got stuck in the current and couldn’t get my yak to move. That trip was not a trip for beginners even though it was marketed as such, especially with the elevated water level. I prefer rivers like the one is this video.

  15. A Guy on October 24, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    Hey man, looks like fun! Props to you for having the confidence to go out there and try something new. That said, as a fellow paddler I have to agree with some of these comments. Paddling alone is extremely dangerous and even small riffles like these can leave you in a bad spot. Those first two drops looked a little sketchy. I know this video is over 3 years old at this point, but if you are still interested in recreational kayaking may I suggest you check out the channel "PaddleEducation"? It is a series of instructional videos for basic whitewater paddling in a kayak demonstrated by Eric Jackson, who is a top-tier whitewater kayaker. Might help you iron out some basic safe paddling techniques. Stay wet friend!

  16. Jose Magana on October 24, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    lol you suck at kayaking

  17. General HowTo on October 24, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    How did you get back to your car?

  18. Conor Buckman on October 24, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Dude your skill level doesn’t match this level of water whatsoever XD

  19. FourOsix4life on October 24, 2020 at 5:04 pm

    Perfect example of what not to do

  20. PotatoSnail on October 24, 2020 at 5:04 pm

    Nice video! 🙂 But PLEASE don’t go kayaking by yourself anymore! Be safe and always bring a friend or two!

  21. Nate Siwiec on October 24, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    This video was amazing!!!! One tip is to get a kayak skirt!!

  22. Sharon Mac Intyre Barrett on October 24, 2020 at 5:06 pm

    The use of the F word was not necessary or required it just made the video unwatchable.

  23. James Wright on October 24, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    That was one of the scariest kayaking videos I’ve ever seen, even if the flow was extremely low. Man, you can’t go out on your own in any rapids! You bust a hole in your boat or bust your head on a rock and you are in some serious trouble! Just like others have said, you need a skirt, a WW boat, and some basics. You’ll be fine with others in a group but solo… man, that was sketchy!!

  24. Michaela Whittle on October 24, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    Gotta watch out for the rocks *bump* oh there’s a rock *bump* you really gotta watch for the rocks *bump* Most bizarre kayaking video I’ve seen, no skill, no spray deck, no friends. One death wish.

  25. David Rockman on October 24, 2020 at 5:09 pm

    Where exactly is this?

  26. Daniel Campbell on October 24, 2020 at 5:13 pm

    Need a skirt and ride with some seasoned rapid riders.

  27. Lane Mortensen on October 24, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    “I really need to avoid these rocks…. Oh, there’s a rock…. oh, there’s a rock!” 😂😂🤣🤣😂😂

  28. Hendi Kaf on October 24, 2020 at 5:18 pm

    that is old school , learning by doing it . great job

  29. Jeff Woods on October 24, 2020 at 5:20 pm

    that was great, thanks. you did well

  30. frits rvt on October 24, 2020 at 5:26 pm

    the best advice anyone can give you is to seek professional training. that doesn’t mean it has to be from a coach… and friend who knows how to kayak can teach you as long as you learn the right thing.

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