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Paddling Around in Circles

torus canoes
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Paddling Around in Circles is what you do as part of the team that gets into one of my Torus Shaped Canoe Boats.

There are different sizes available, from the very simple two person, to the multi-crew type. They all work the same way.

Co-ordinated paddling makes them go in a circle, whilst remaining on one spot in the water. Faster paddling makes them rotate more rapidly. Competitive paddling means they turn more slowly, in the prevailing direction of the stronger crew member(s).

Two Torus Canoes in proximity can do The Cog Wheel, with overlapping paddles carefully avoiding each other as they enmesh, creating the illusion that one canoe is actually driving the other's rotation.

xenzag, Feb 01 2013

Billy Preston http://www.youtube....watch?v=ghj5V5cUo1s
Will it go round in circles? fab! [xenzag, Feb 01 2013]

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       First to 100 rotations, without barfing, wins...
Ling, Feb 01 2013
  

       I could see this becoming a real event.
Kansan101, Feb 01 2013
  

       A clear case of sport imitating life. [+]
Alterother, Feb 01 2013
  

       But then you'll have to spin around exactly the same number of times the other direction to become 'undizzy.'
RayfordSteele, Feb 01 2013
  

       To prevent any lasting damage from the practice of Paddling around in circles, the recipient could first don some Padding around in circles.
bungston, Feb 01 2013
  

       In winter they would be piddling around i-cicles...
Ling, Feb 02 2013
  
      
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