Mid-West Freestyle Canoe 2007 -- Marc Ornstein
Lady in Red Freestyle Canoeing

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American Freestyle canoeing is the art of paddling a canoe on flat water with perfect control of its movements. The canoe is usually leaned over to the side to help the boat turn sharply and efficiently and paddle strokes are taken on either side of the canoe depending on the individual move. Balance, paddle placement and turn initiation are a few keys to this control. Since the movements seem dance-like, some practice this art timed to music, which is the ultimate in control.


E Søgaard : Only Ornstein's seat was dry after this masterful display.

Kevin Magee : And the crowd goes mild

Ryan Kanahele : This is the exact type of tomfuckery that the internet was made for

churboify : Yep, that's enough internet for me today.

Eddie Barry : Marc Ornstein is the bad boy of freestyle canoe. You know it, I know it, everyone knows it.

TheLapaEsquire : If you mute the music it seems like his Alzheimers kicked in and he keeps forgetting where he's going

who8myfish : Thank you for making this the best dump I've ever taken at work.

barry goldwater : The first and last freestyle canoe championship. It appears that there is essentially one move, spinning.

Tyler Lewis : This man has a very specific request in the event that he dies. No Wake....

Hover Master : That was the most tender paddling I've ever experienced...

Alex : Thank you YouTube, you finally did something right by recommending this video to me

Travis Reed : Holy shit... I have hit rock bottom..the pure fact I watched to the end..

Infant Tree : Surprised hes not sponsored yet by the RedBull Canoe Team.

Super VolcanoExpert27 : Did I ask for this? No Did it make me confused? Yes Did it make me smile? Infinity Yes

DEVINECLUB : These are the kind of Guys I don't bring my Girlfriend around!!

jon keniston : There, YouTube, I watched it.. And I'm not even mad. That was some majestic ass stuff right there.

Bobby Garafolo : This is a kind of competition where the competitors are also the audience.

Katherine Graham : There's a Venn Diagram with a circle for Weird and a circle for Wholesome, and this guy is out there paddling around in the overlap. Well done Mr. Ornstein.

billdsafdsad : Dont know why this was recommended to me but I am significantly calmer and confused

CherrySpriteYT : Anyone else on the weird 2:00 am youtube grind?

Shane Haney : This is officially the whitest activity I've ever witnessed, and it's beautiful.

rick clendenin : My heart skipped a beat when he did a felcher crossover followed by a reverse flying Dutchman. The lazy Gentry at the end costed him a point, but overall classic Ohio dandy dipping.

HotSnot TaterTot : Terrible. Just terrible. This guy knows NOTHING about canoeing. First off, why is he wearing a shirt? Second, he doesn't appear be drunk. Third, where is his drunk girlfriend flashing the other canoers?? 2/10

MJ Follmer : Usian Bolt is the Marc Ornstein of Olympic running. Been saying it for years....

tubemember21 : Me: Watching videos of US strafing runs on German troop trains in WW2. YouTube: Up Next, old white guy in a canoe interpretive paddling to Lady in Red.

1 SUB FOR THE MOTHERLAND : *Once again, YouTube recommendations has brought us all together.*

Otze : Watching an old man in a canoe rowing to lady in red at 10pm ... my life is so fu**ed up...i need some friends

Bradley Cross : The best comments I’ve ever read on a YouTube channel. Absolute gold. 10/10 internet, 10/10

Baby Lobster : I liked the part where he spins around.

Andrew McDermott : Nobody: YouTube: wanna see some dapper gentlemen do interpretative canoeing

Amir H : My skin is suddently lighter and my credit score is now above 800

Texan in Italy : 2x playback speed. You’re welcome.

Big Mo : But just look how graceful the transition from his Middle Bay Lean-In to Lufftenschatz Roll, second only to 1731 French champion Jean-Framboise Lajolie. Impeccable execution. Rafferty, Marc informed us earlier in an interview that the true reason he got into freestyle paddling was after his upper body developed prematurely as he spent years paddling down the Ohio River to escape his disciplinary father who was very strict on choring and recounting to his first born son how life was like in the glory days of Nordic Lore. A true warrior indeed. Remarkable journey, Rafferty We will return with the great grand niece of 1925 Rookie of the Year Henrietta Spillding, Bertha Shaw in the style of Neo-Classic Battersea paddling with her musings to the sounds of Black Sabbath's "War Pigs."

patrick aherne : Nobody: I promise you, not a single soul: Youtube Recommendations:

gchowder : This man prefers Dos Equis. :D

The Colaracer : Someone please put Tokyo drift to this please

Fleece Johnson : Lmfao wtf 😂😂 5am and the YouTube algorithm has chosen me.

preston jolly : Over 1.4 million people have been waiting since 2008 to know if this man even won the competition. This is what T-series has done to YouTube

MaD707MaN : 3:36... Was someone was scared that he made a mistake?

Patrick Carr : How is this not an Olympic sport I would watch the F out of this

Kyle Smith : Legend has it that Elizabeth Warren built that canoe.

crak246 : Nailed it, never expected anything less from the man, the legend.

Tim Bettger : “That’s a 9.5, a 9.0, a 9.6, a 6 from the Russian judge, and a 2 from Ron Swanson.”

Matt Ragan : I have this dude's rookie card. I guard it with my life.

chrisv73 : I need a bowl of Grape Nuts to watch this.

Matt M : Them: Matt, what did you do this summer? Me:

jazzman99000 : Have we made it to the end of the internet?

Robert Edlin : My favourite bit is when he turned.

Benjamin Kelly : Best video on YouTube by far 😂😂😂 Fury was robbed