rafting behind the iron curtain

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by river runner, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. river runner
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    river runner baker

    Due to the cold war, rafting developed in isolation in the Soviet Union. They had no idea that a raft was supposed to be oval with a single rower facing down-stream. After the fall of the Berlin wall, Soviet and American rafters got together for some friendly competition. The Soviets kicked our behinds (figuratively). Before then, I imagine we were feeling pretty smug about our superiority in raft design.
    The moral of this story is that if you approach the same subject from two different directions, you will get two different solutions, and they might both be right. Sometimes a problem needs a fresh look. Someone too close to the problem can develop miopia.
     
  2. DCockey
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    DCockey Senior Member

    And the lesson for drift boats is ......... :)
     
  3. AdamKonstantin
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    AdamKonstantin New Member

    If you have a chance I would recommend you go rafting on Tara. More information about the white water rafting, hiking and trekking can be found at:
    http://balkan-rafting.com/

    The most beautiful way to test yourself and your adventure spirit will be to experience unforgettable moments and to enjoy in the last European jungle. If you have a chance I would recommend you go rafting on Tara. More information about the white water rafting, hiking and trekking can be found at:
    http://balkan-rafting.com/
     
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