January 18, 2015: Backyard Photography Tips and Antarctic Volcano Hunting
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– Riding kayaks off waterfalls is like graduating from school. As professional kayaker and filmmaker Trip Jennings tells it, your first real waterfall is ten feet high. Then progressively, a kayaker will practice riding larger falls until they will hit a 30 foot waterfall. Jennings explains that after “30 feet, things behave pretty similarly. The technique is the same, it just takes longer before you hit the bottom.” But Jennings explains that each waterfall behaves differently based on the volume of water going over the fall’s edge, because kayakers need the water to break the landing pool’s surface tension, rather than landing in flat water, which could cause a serious injury. Jennings shares more kayaking rules in this segment.
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