As with my review of the first edition of Sea Kayak With Gordon Brown, let me cut to the chase here. Volume 2 includes a new trip, a bit of a history lesson, and lots of new skill work in real world conditions. V2 is a fun, tight presentation that will add to your skill set and keep you sitting in front of your TV from beginning to end… Well, unless you find yourself impulsively loading up the kayak to rush out and try something he’s just presented. For my part, I was able to take away and apply one new-found method to a class almost immediately. The new (to me) gem gave 2 students a much quicker success than they would have otherwise. For one student, it was the only answer that worked. As she was sitting back up in her kayak and smiling ear-to-ear.. I told her, “You have Gordon Brown to thank for this one.” I don’t think I can give the DVD a better compliment than that. There’s a lot of good stuff in there, even for us coaches and more experienced paddlers to take in. Continue reading
Well the dawn was coming, / Heard him ringing on my bell.
He said, “my names the teacher, / That is what I call myself.
Thumbs Up! I say that now because honestly I get really board reading long-winded reviews when all I needed was a gladiatorial thumbs up or thumbs down. So if you’re looking for the Circus Maximus version of my Sea Kayak with Gordon Brown review its, “Thumbs Up”. Gordon Lives!!
I’m not sure why, but I was thinking of ICBMs. The idea that we can sit on one side of the earth and wipe out the other side with little more than the press of a button. In a way Antarctica is under assault from over the horizon. While we at home debate whether a cool summer says anything about global warming, it’s raining on the Antarctic Peninsula. In the often elusive battle of climate change, the earth’s poles are undoubtedly ground zero. Terra Antarctica examines the tell-tale silhouettes burned into the ice. And that’s just one part of the story…
Look at that sky, life’s begun
Nights are warm and the days are young
Justine Curgenven is just about ready to head back to the states to begin the US leg of the premiere tour for This Is The Sea 4. (I’ll come join you in Chicago, btw.) The premiere parties are going to be lots of fun and more people than we can count will be taking home their copy of T4. Of course with the release of any new DVD, it’s also time to write a review. Now I confess that I’m totally in the bag for Justine and her work. What’s more I have worked with Justine for some time now on the web and off, including doing the cover art for the last two videos. I’m biased. You’d think that would be a good thing wouldn’t you!? Continue reading
My mama said a lady aint what she wears but, what she knows
- india arie
I received my copy of This Is The Sea 4 today! Cool. As the art guy I sweat bullets until I finally see the finished product and confirm that it looks the way I’d envisioned. Of course that’s a minor thing really. It’s Justine who’s put a year’s worth of work into the important stuff. Time to sit down and watch her work.