Gallery 52: Hall of Shame, part nine.

Not all of the embarrassment can be obvious from the pictures themselves, unless you know the story in the background... Some of the pictures show very dangerous situations which just happened to turn out okay.

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Wilko

Hester holding onto a tree (or was it the other way around?) on the upper Lesse. (december 2007).
The nose of Honza's EZ after hitting rocks from 4 metres high. (April 2008).
Not long after the previous picture, Ondra drove into a curve, and centrifugal force combined with gravity made both our boats fly of the roof of Ondra's car. Good thing we were not going very fast! We were just looking through the sun roof to check for the boats, after hearing an ominous sound. As we were about to remark that they were fastened just fine, this happened! (April 2008).
How long does it take for the content of your throwbag end up on the ground, when the top isn't secured well enough? Sjoerd experiment shows that it's in an instant(May 2008).
Looks like Lucas his boat is eating him here. (May 2008).
Following Eddo, I see him flip. (May 2008).
Then, much to my relief, he rolled up remarkably well.... only to flip again! (May 2008).
Klara having a fight on the water with her hair (The hair won! :-) ) (August 2008).
Karl-Heinz was just too hot on the slalom course of the Soca. Lucky for him I got his boat to the right shore for him (August 2008).
Just before the hole I got stuck on a submerged rock... (August 2008).
Okay, I admit it: I'm actually handing over a waterproof business card on the river. :-) (August 2008).

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