The DVD is available now! NTSC
I just received the latest kayak porn to come out of New Mexico..
We all love to watch the LVM boys running the shit. It’s what keeps us sane during the long winter months, but from time to time you want to see what the average class 5 boater does in his spare time. FUNNEL is a refreshing approach to a modern day video/ guide book. The kayaks are not plastered with sponsors stickers (in fact I think I even saw a few Dagger Gradients) the paddlers are just “Regular People” doing what they love. The DVD is more of a guide book to the state rather then some huck fest DVD.
I think this is the next revolution in guidebooks and kayak porn. It gives you the local look at what it means to be a kayaker in New Mexico. Sure there where no “Tommy Hilekes” running absurd things most of us mortals could only dream of. But there was Ed Lucero running some scary ass drop on the Guadalupe back in the day. Dam that drop just looked dumb!!
It also provides you with a visual look at many of the class 4-5 rivers at different water levels… I like this type of guide book better because I can never remember when to boof left to miss the death sieve after 80 miles of pinning/kayaking down some run that is too low or too high.. It would be better to just pack the portable DVD player along with the throw bag and pin kit and have a day of it!
If you plan to go to New Mexico next spring you need this guide book/DVD! Or get Atom to show you down the rivers. Oh yeah. The old school stuff of Ed Lucero and company running the slots on the Embudo at 4.6 is the definition of “sacking up”. Man that was impressive!
Hey Atom, Got the video on Friday. I really liked the footage and thought it complements the existing guidebook nicely. Good format, too. Pick a river, see a sample of the rapids at different levels, add some light commentary to go with it. I also liked the old school high water footage -- some bold fellows. Doesn't make me ever want to see the inside of those canyons at flood! It's neat to see a sample of the Brazos, too. Spending a night in there would highlight a season for sure. So remote and beautiful. The first time I saw those cliffs was on a climbing roadtrip and I about freaked. Turns out there's been a few of them climbed by some vagabonds back in the 70's. Looks like the climbing is less than remarkable, but a traverse of the canyon by kayak would be the ticket. I think that rock is quartzite, bet that adds up to heavy "angular disincentives" in those rapids! Think there's any fish in there? I'm drooling. Anyhow, makes me wish I'd made more than just one trip down there this year. More to look forward to next spring. I had a full left shoulder repair job this fall and everything in there is coming together nicely. Can't wait to test 'er out!
just watched it!
it is AWESOME!!
brought back some great memories...........i know you put alot of hard
congratulations on a great project!
can't wait to show the boys this weekend
thanks a bunch, take it easy
I got mine last night, watched the embudo section like 3 times! Forced my rommate to watch all the sick ed lucero parts. What an awesome dvd, I love how the chapters are arranged around the rapids so you can easily skip right to the part you want to see. Frank, or anyone else, you can order them at http://newmexicoh2o.com/ 100% totally worth it.
Great video Adam! I highly recommend it for anybody. It will help me get through until march.
Nice work atom - got mine the other day. Watched the whole thing as I drank too much coffee late in the day and was up late. Really enjoyed the soundtrack - it was nice to see a creeking vid set to something other than hard grinding metal or some other obnoxious loud sounds. Format is pretty cool too - you could be on something Psyced to make more trips down next spring for the Embudo and perhaps get on the Brazos if I can figure out the flows! See you in the Spring
I think this is my favorite kayak DVD. I don't really get my jollies watching DVD's of stuff I'll never do, like Tao in a class V+ lead in to a 60 ft waterfall. There is no way in hell that I will ever do something like that so I feel kind of left out when I watch those kinds of DVDs. 3 or 4 of those sick videos in my collection is plenty. They make good background at a party. Some of the stuff in Atom's video is within my realm and I get a much bigger rush from watching that and imagining myself doing it than I get from the other stuff. It's educational too. Now I know that I will be running shuttle if the Embudo is around 4.6 ft. I love the format. The music is good too. I really like the song about all the "womens" this guy has run into.
Thanks a lot, Atom!
Thanks for getting the video to me so quickly. Well done and great to watch. Look forward to getting into NM to get a couple runs this spring.
Hey, Atom. I got mine last week and love it. The opening Embudo scene is awesome. Of course I'm biased, but it really is some good vid. The slow motion builds drama. What's gonna happen? A panicky couple of backstrokes. He's headin for the wall. Uh oh, he's into the wall, takes a hand off the paddle [dumb] and goes upside down on his backdeck, his face mere inches away from deconstructive surgery by Dr. Embudo. Another Slots of Fun jacking in progress at the 2.9 level. Then, Ed and company hittin it at 4.6. Fuckin rowdy! And Ed's run on Vertical Monkey - insane! How does he fit his balls inside his boat? I am curious as to what the Guad is like above the Monkey. Looks like a higher elevation than most NM runs. The Brazos looks like an incredible run. What a shame the 30 footer lands on rocks, although the approach might be enough to dissuade one from running it. I did think beer was a funny choice of drink given the alcohol to weight ratio, but what a stellar place to have a beer. Let me know if there's room on a future trip. Even if hiking in under a full moon is an option, I'm game. The carnagefest on the Santa Cruz was entertaining, guess thats what happens on training ground creeks. And carnage on Rio Pueblo was to be expected. That run is bitchin and boats harder than it looks. I'm not sure why CRCII calls Timmy's Temptation a VI, but I think that's where Rbone ran into trouble. Where was that picture of Zirkelbach in CRCII taken and about what level? Didn't recognize. And UTB. I'm still itchin to hit it, looks like a lot of fun in a spectacular setting. I missed you on that July trip in the 900's as my truck was acting up and I headed to Colorado Springs for a better chance at parts, but did catch Bailey in the low 500's. Anyway, thanks for sending me the vid, I really dig it. I like the format. It's cool to be able to go to the river you want to see and see it at different levels. I hope it starts dumpin up there. Killer pow=killer runoff. FREE TAOS! I'll catch you in the spring, later.