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West Coast Vacation – An Insider’s View on River the Rogue Rafting Trips

We recently took a quick but well needed break from the Mid West Karate scene and went over to the west coast to check out some great summer activities with the family. Laurel and I are big rafting fans so we jumped at the opportunity to dive into a 3 day rafting adventure in Southern Oregon. Little did we knows the Rogue River is one of the best whitewater rafting rivers in the world.

You may enjoy a breathtaking nature scene while floating along Rogue River rafting, away to your heart’s content or want something a little more adventurous such as whitewater rafting. Regardless of the situation, your best resource for rafting around like no other would be Orange Torpedo Trips.

Besides, the Rogue River deserves to have the best outfitters raft its lovely, yet daring waters.  One can see why many a vacationers are super excited to experience the calm waters and beautiful canyons that eventually funnels into narrow channels that are chock full of whitewater challenges due to Class III rapids.

Orange Torpedo Trips has been safely guiding various excursions along the Rogue River for several decades. The rafts and other equipment they use are of a high quality and specially selected for going on the famous Rogue River.  How about discovering what one of the staff members has to say about their adventures and experiences while rafting the Rogue River? Wouldn’t you say that hearing it from the horse’s mouth will give you a pretty good idea of what it is all about? I mean, these guys have been at it for over 30 years now and is regarded as the leader in rafting the river travel.

Without any further ado, let’s get an insider’s viewpoint on various rafting experiences, multi-day trips, lodging, camping and coping with the strenuous yet joyous aspects of rafting the Rogue.

Rafting the Rogue as Seen from the Eyes of an Experienced River and Tour Guide
 One such river guide said it was the best time of his life going from lodge to lodge, camping in the open, and experiencing the pure excitement that goes along with it all. He was even afforded the opportunity of driving the shuttle and meeting a very diverse crowd while working for some of the most prominent Outfitters.

His rafting experiences will open your eyes to the fantastic wildlife viewing opportunities available to you. More than once, this gentlemen had the privilege of encountering all sorts of species such as mallard ducks, deer, river otters, black bear, Osprey, turtles, and bald eagles. In his experience, you have more of a chance of appreciating the wildlife along the riverbanks while rafting the scenic route consisting of a stretch of about 34-miles long.

During his time as a river guide, he thoroughly enjoyed the rich history of the Rogue River and being part of a reputed River Rafting Excursion company such as Orange Torpedo Trips.

What a privilege it was for him that others looked up to him for advice and guidance and be referred to as a seasoned and expert Rogue River guide.

On being asked what he would consider to be the best time of his life while working as a Guide, he would say the multi-day trips where one would raft from lodge to lodge and experience the wild section of the River while you are at it. During times like these, the top rafting company he worked for would utilize what he perceived to be the Rolls Royce of rafting gear and boats. He penned the various adventures he happened to be a part of in his diary, and may even write a book on it one fine day. For now, he prefers relating his experiences by talking about it to holidaymakers who asks about it.

The very fact that the area is steeped in history coming from Native American is enough reason many adventurists love lounging around a campfire at night and talk about their River rafting experiences of the day.

In his experience, what makes the Rogue River so unique is its famous rapids such as the Upper and Lower Black Bar Falls, the Rainie Falls, and the Blossom Bar of course. Some fond memories this River Rafter carries with him is that of frothing warm water, the sun dancing on his thighs as he battles it out against turbulent torrents, the laughter of fellow rafters who like him were on a mission to make it through to the nearest lodge and a bit of relaxation. What was even more captivating, was the gorgeous rock formations and narrow canyons.

This past summer featured some of the best rafting excursions of all time. It has finally come to a close and is making way for a bit of hiking and fishing experiences. Just a couple of weeks ago, we started to notice a drastic change in the weather. Winter time is about to hit us soon, and with it a whole lot of fun on board the Rogue River canyon.

Some travelers were super excited at the prospect of rafting through the hazy canyons that is not altogether smoked in.  Even though we are facing a bit of a drought, there is still a chance to experience the upstream reservoir. I guess it is time for the hiking season in all its glory, and hot showers of course. Then again, there is plenty of hungry fish swimming upstream, which is something many a rafter loves watching. It won’t be long before the hot sunny days, and blue skies come our way, which opens up various rafting adventure opportunities with the likes of Orange Torpedo Trips. Why not join hands with them and enjoy all the Rogue River has to offer you and your family.

Rogue River

Mid America vehicles wrapped and equipped with Old Man Emu suspension systems.

Old Man Emu set out to achieve superior performance through their integrated suspension systems and shocks. Just like the proverbial Australian Flightless bird where they got their name from, their mission is to get all types of trucks and 4WDs to maneuver any terrain successfully while remaining motionless.
Truckers from all around have experienced this as they were afforded the opportunity to match various shock and spring combos to improve their ride. It must be noted that in most cases, trucks get fitted with a single configuration suspension system and here at Mid America Karate we’ve decided to advertise our businesses around the mid west by wrapping our vehicles in promotions.
Now to make these trucks stand out we’ve lifted them with OME suspension systems and a few other little gadgets. 

OME does things a little differently and the review clearly show it. Rather than just offering to do a suspension lift that ends up being nothing more than a mere compilation of parts to raise the height of your truck, they do one step further. OME offers a variety of properly tuned suspension systems. Most of the springs and shock absorbers they make start out as prototypes.

Let’s get a closer look at some of the more modern suspension systems :

OME Suspension Units

There is no second guessing when it comes to wondering whether or not you will be given a high-quality suspension system or not as far as Old Man Emu fj cruiser is concerned. Take if from top manufacturers and experts in anything to do with shock absorbers and suspension units.

Sports Shocks

Take the Sports Shock Absorbers that comes equipped with a triple-stage valving process, which got stacked into the toughest canister adjustable shock. It goes to show that ride quality is more important to them than the desired ride height.

Nitrocharger Shocks

Another point worthy of mentioning is the no-nonsense approach demonstrated by OME with regards to their standard Nitrocharger type Shock Absorbers. They know all too well that truckers drive around with heavily loaded vehicles that are also fitted with all kind of accessories while it’s been driven on extremely harsh road conditions. For this reason, OME ensured that the Nitrocharger shocks were properly valved so they could function properly for the conditions they were needed for.

LTR Shock Absorbers

4WD owners regularly have to put up with harsh off-road conditions for which OME provided the remedy in the form of LTR Shock Absorbers to efficiently handle extreme conditions.

You can see it in the very way LTR shocks are designed. There is a complete separation of oil and gas within the canister using a floating piston. What it does is to prevent the oil from mixing with the gas, and that at high temperatures, which in turn reduces the aeration of the oil itself to assist the shocks to cope with shock absorber fade at high shaft speeds. Truck owners find it helps them to have control over the harshest of environments.

Emu Dakar Leaf Springs

There are several spring options available that would suit various applications so you can prepare your vehicle or truck for commercial or recreational use. One of the options you can utilize is to match a set of OME shocks with Emu Dakar leaf springs that will allow you to experience improved handling, better load carrying capabilities and smoother ride. Overall it enables you to distribute your load evenly, which in turn ensures you are protected against leaf breakage that will increase the life of your truck’s springs. Wheelers Off Road often advise their customers to consider this option as it increases the drivers ride quality.

You Cannot Go Wrong with OME

There is simply no better way to get the most out of your truck’s performance and looks than getting it equipped with Old Man Emu suspension systems. WheelersOffRoad.com has no problem in recommending the state-of-the-art technology provided by OME, and the fact that their staff members receive regular training on installation procedures and providing assistance with product selection. In fact, their technicians are required to have access to a workshop that is fully stocked with the latest tools and equipment. Click here for more information on old man emu reviews

What is more, all of OME’s suspension systems are backed by a 2 year or 24,000-mile warranty. Also, they make it their business to deliver exception after sale service that is hardly matched by any other company who specializes in suspension units. Likewise Wheelers Off Road proud themselves in exceeding their customers’ expectations as far as they possibly can.

Keep an eye out for our brand new trucks around the cities in your area. And don’t forget November is no shave month. We’re giving our bearded families 20% their monthly fees.

What’s Up With The Karate Uniform

Why wear a Gi in Karate?

A Gi has got the edge that it is cozy and very strong in once. It’s going to endure of tugging, ripping and con-tact together with the earth to a diploma which additional kind of wear can-not manage a substational sum. Usually a there comes a Karate uniform with fairly short-sleeves and trousers, therefore you do not get captured with your hand or excursion over your-self. A G.I. allows you excellent freedom of movement, which is needed as with both strength and pace you will stop and hit in Kara Te.Kajukenbo_Karate_Uniform

To get a Karate novice, sporting a Gi even offers a mental impact, as it allows you to feel more “actual” when you use the Gi, and also you also sense like you fit in better with the rest of the uniform-sporting pupils.

There is an average Karate uniform created of three components. The coat, gear and trousers.

There are lots of forms of weather states, Karate outfits accessible, to that match distinct fashions that are heavyweight from lightweight and weight. Many Karate colleges generally and clubs (Dojos) permit any uniform that is white but need one to to install their marker that is particular on the Gi.

How to choose a Karate Gi:

Your teacher may most likely not be unable inform you just what dimension uniform you’re looking for as well as to just take one look at you and have the ability to have it prepared that you use at the next course.

The easiest way to obtain your uniform (Gi) would be to ask your teacher. Many Karate schools (Dojos) get a provider who supplies them with outfits in a price reduction that’s handed onto the pupil and takes care of their gear conditions.

Some Karate universities take supply of the uniforms they use so that you may not be unable to get your fresh Gi the 1st evening you start your martial-arts journey.

Some colleges demand you is not going to allow you to use any other kind of standard and buy your Karate Gi through them. So it’s quite important before investing in a standard all on your own to seek advice from your teacher.

Understanding Cat Stance

I still keep finding martial concepts/strategies that I consider as self-evident, but which the others may not even be conscious. While I am on this subject, I believed I had coped with a different issue that I’ve, for a long time, chosen as a given – specifically the response to the “enigma of tiger mouth in cat posture.”

It ought to be clear the tiger mouth method is both thrust or a drive.
You may ask: “What’s this enigma?” It comes in the conclusion of a mawashi uke (round-house block).

What conceivable reason could there be for performing thrust or a drive in a straight back-weighted posture like cat posture?

Conventional sense would indicate that this technique needs to be completed in a forward stance, like ninjutsu Adachi (“gong bu” in Chinese). Again and again it appears in cat posture.

My response is given by me at approximately 4:00 in the movie underneath. In essence the response is based on that the tiger mouth in cat posture is the way the technique ends – not the method begins.

And that isn’t something exceptional to karate. It appears in this type of the methods (see above correct) as well as the numerous white crane universities (see the picture below left of Martin Watts). With distinct rear-weighting, the cat posture isn’t performed in the event of the latter.

Hung Georgia) teach the tiger mouth method in ahead stance. However, the Hakka universities (e.g., Naha-te) irresistibly do the tiger mouth method in cat posture.

Certainly thkung_fu_technique_tiger_05is can’t incorrect? At the end, when you would like to shove you lunge forward as you do thus or need to step. Why is the tiger mouth drive frequently executed together with the weight held securely on the rear leg? If this is true

You’ll notice in the video that it’s not impossible when you are lunging forward to utilize the tiger mouth drive. To put it differently, the drive is performed if you are in the total lunge posture (in forward stance – as some Shaolin colleges). The method does not finish there.

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