Talk:Canoe slalom

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"Slalom boats are low volume and have a thin profile to enable them to get underneath the gate poles. Their low volume sterns allow the boat to slice through the water via what is called a pirouette. Typically, new racing boats cost between $1,200 and $2,500 (or £650 onwards for the cheapest constructions in fibreglass)."

Does wikipeida have a standard for currency? this seems awkward. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 14:54, 1 May 2006

List of past Olympic locations:

'Past'? 2012? Deleted 'past'

--Triviumrocker 13:43, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

Proposed Move[edit]

Whitewater slalom has been known as Canoe Slalom since 2008 and this is the term that the International Canoe Federation uses (

String-Bean 17:24, 19 November 2010 (UTC)

Agree. Canoe Slalom is less descriptive than Whitewater Slalom, especially since it is not done on flat water and is done more often in a kayak (K-1) than in a decked canoe (C-1, C-2). It is never done in the kind of open boat that most people think of as a canoe. Nonetheless, the term Canoe Slalom is the official name, so we might as well adopt the international nomenclature. HowardMorland (talk) 01:21, 16 December 2010 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

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"The boats were high volume and weighed over 30 pounds (65 kilos)." This conversion seems backwards 30 kg. = 66 lb. I'm not sure what the original weight was actually supposed to be.

Last edited at 01:49, 17 January 2008 (UTC). Substituted at 10:32, 30 April 2016 (UTC)