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"Niagara: Scary Fun" video from the late 80s

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  • #1727
    1-Blade
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    freakyflow’s post of the old Ottawa River video reminded me of something I have been seraching for. Has anyone seen a video by Paul Marshall called “Niagara: Scary Fun” from the late 80s? Apparently it is a video of some boaters running the Niagara gorge… I don’t know what section but it may be the Whirlpool rapids.

    #18281
    freakyflow
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    Is that the one where he crazy glued his skirt on? What a nutter I saw that on like realtv a few years ago.

    #18282
    1-Blade
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    "freakyflow":1e80zhhq wrote:
    Is that the one where he crazy glued his skirt on? What a nutter I saw that on like realtv a few years ago.[/quote:1e80zhhq]

    Not sure… I have never seen it, but I keep running across references to it. Apparently it was entered in the National Paddling Film Festival around ’88 or ’89. I would love to see it. :shock:

    #18283
    Capn Crunch
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    Back around then I remember watching what was supposed to be the first descent of the Niagra Gorge. It was footage of squirt boaters and open boaters in giant Whitesell open boats going down what I assume to be the rapids above the whirlpool — although I’m not sure on that. It was pretty massive water! The open boaters were getting hammered — three or four seconds of downtime, etc. There was a component of the vid where they discussed the difficulties in getting access to the water. They had to get permits to carry in, but needed none to run the actual gorge.

    It was a great film but I haven’t heard of it since. I watched the Rocky Rossi squirt boat film “Fun Forever” the same night. This was the summer of ’87 or ’88.

    CC

    #18284
    pg
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    This Film with the open boaters was called ‘ Rollin’ with Nolin’. Nolin Whitesell staring in it.

    #18285
    Capn Crunch
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    Rollin’ with Nolin isn’t the film I’m talking about — although the Rollin’ w/ Nolin video may even pre-date the one with the open boaters running the Niagra Gorge.

    CC

    #18286
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    "Cap’n Crunch":3rdsg1xn wrote:
    Rollin’ with Nolin isn’t the film I’m talking about [/quote:3rdsg1xn]

    Nope, the one I am looking for was called (as stated above) “Niagara: Scary Fun”, at least when it was presented originally.

    #18287
    Corran
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    The squirt boat descent was not the first trip – that wa snolan, woody callaway, risa shimoda etc…

    The one you’re talking about was with Chris Spellius (and others) in a perception Saber I believe… late 1980’s.

    Finding a copy of this on the other hand…

    Corran

    #18288
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    "Corran":1moa4mii wrote:
    Finding a copy of this on the other hand…

    Corran[/quote:1moa4mii]

    Corran, you are probably right, but I can always hope…

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