Photo courtesy Scott Waidelich. Ohane Falls. With the boating “offseason” readily upon us, I use this time of year to reflect on my season as well as preparing for the next. The last few years I have spent the offseason addressing how I can improve my kayak specific fitness for the boating bonanza…See More
I like big boats and I cannot lie...Did you like that play on words? I thought it was cheeky and fun, but the truth is that I really have come to appreciate a large boat as a small paddler. This realization came totally by accident, though, as I screwed up my boat order for our trip to South America this winter. Note to self:…See More
The Ethos Nine showed up in the boat yard at the infamous Wet House as one of Kirk's many boats (i think we counted 30 kayaks that he owned in his yard the other day). I needed a boat for an over night trip I was planning on the Upper Top Gauley, a section way above Summersville Lake in the head waters. Kirk graciously let me use his brand spankin new Ethos and I had a hard time letting it go since. I have done everything in this boat such as teach people how to paddle, go on…See More
After a busy summer of raft guiding and being up north of the country I finally got a chance to head down South to pick up fellow team member George Younger, after his season kayaking in Peru. Whilst spending a few days there I got to see some parts of the country I haven't visited before.On route back to Nottingham we took a trip into the Wave Sport UK headquarters which gave myself and George a chance to visit some of the staff that make everything click behind the scenes. Whilst there we…See More
Sam Swanson going for a ride on High TensionKayaking is such a unique sport: long road trips, barely knowing the people you are with, sleeping in the dirt, and new, world renowned river sections are great excuses for an…See More
I typically replace the original webbing with 1" tubular webbing that climbers use. About 3 feet should do it. The thicker webbing reduces the slipping. In my playboat, which I like pretty tight, I also wrap the area where the…"
Winter has arrived but not all paddlers are willing to throw in the towel just yet. Armed with drysuits and pogies we take a chill run down the Train Station Section of the Raundalselva in Voss.
A magical place.