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GRAND PRIX –The Time Trials Experience.

Keeping the momentum of the Whitewater Grand Prix going and entertaining the creeking aspect of the whitewater world, we found ourselves in the town of Shawinigan. It was time for the Extreme Race Time Trial stage. In true WWGP fashion we arrived to an intense looking slide waterfall combo pushing into a rapid. This beast of a rapid…See More
Saturday
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WWGP -Head To Head Race

Once the Gladiator event was finished the giant migration of athletes started. Our next stop would take us to the province of Quebec and the Rouge River to compete in a Head to Head boater cross event. We all arrived to bleak rainy weather and traces of snow still on the ground. The spring rains had begun and in true Stakeout…See More
Jul 5
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The Gladiator -WWGP

After my warm up day and first day in a kayak in over 6 months it was time to get the Whitewater Grand Prix going.The water levels on the Ottawa River turned out to be perfect for one of the biggest surf waves being surfed today…GLADIATOR. The sun was shining and the energy level of the athletes was incredible and for me…See More
Jun 27
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Game On 2014

After a more than successful 2013 season, I finally put my paddle gear away for the long winter months, which I would spend out of my kayak and exploring the world of winter and snow.It always seems to be around the middle of March when I start to see the mad push from kayakers on social media. Everyone is posting their first paddle…See More
Jun 16
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Sit-up Stern Stall

The Sit-up Stern Stall is an explosive flatwater trick that has recently become my new favourite.  Now that boat design has distributed volume in all the right places we can use our power and body positioning to get our kayaks vertical.I have written down a few pointers along with a sequence photo of how this flatwater technique works.Enjoy.…See More
Mar 10
Taylor Cavin commented on Tyler Curtis's blog post My Kayak is a tool for many jobs.
"That's awesome you were able to conduct that survey Tyler, and great to hear that section of the Piteälven is becoming a park."
Jan 16
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My Kayak is a tool for many jobs.

Here is a short edit from my work in Sweden in October.http://vimeo.com/79131536I managed to get a job with SveaSkog which Sweden's largest forestry company for my ability to kayak. I worked with my girlfriend Lisa to survey over 45 islands on the Piteälven. Our job was to access these islands immersed within the whitewater rapids and remote areas of the river and note the tree species, age, height, and diameter of the trees, along with…See More
Jan 13
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2013 World Championships

As the season is slowing I have had the opportunity to reflect on one of the more enjoyable portions of my season. My season was very stress free and I was able to focus on getting back to my paddling roots of playboating on the Ottawa River. My main goal for the season was to enjoy my time on the water and spend days…See More
Nov 20, 2013
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MOBIUS -amazing.

Hey there everyone.Just wanted to drop a post about the new Mobius. I received mine a week ago and have had the chance to paddle it for a few days, get it outfitted, and put the first few scratches in it.In case you haven't yet seen the carbon beauties of this amazing new design I have attached a few images of the boat in…See More
Aug 8, 2013
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Jul 5, 2013
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Ottawa XL

After the announcement of the Ottawa XL event and that it would act as one of the qualifying events for next years Whitewater Grand Prix, my excitement for spring paddling set in.While hanging out in the snowy mountains of Northern Sweden and watching all my friends lighting up the spring flow, I quickly realized that I…See More
Jul 1, 2013
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Hell or Highwater -Petawawa River Fest

 The Petawawa is one of the main tributaries of the Mighty Ottawa River and host to the 5th annual Hell Or Highwater Weekend.The petawawa River flows from the heart of Algonquin Park and mearges with the Ottawa River just north of the Roche Fondu Whitewater Section of the Ottawa. The Petawawa has a quality Town run that allows…See More
May 30, 2013
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TV series "Facing Waves"

Here is the Heliconia's newest creation.Expect more of these in the future.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkZTJr48qyg&feature=youtu.beEnjoy.Tyler See More
Apr 25, 2013
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The Mystery Move -in a playboat

The Mystery MoveHere is a quick overview of how to a mystery move in your playboat.The mystery move is one of the coolest tricks. By utilizing your edges, body position, and a proper paddle stroke you can make your kayak disappear underwater.You will need to find yourself a nice hydraulic feature (hole or pourover), which has a defined seam line (where the hole meets the eddy). You can also make this happen on a very strong eddyline but a pourover hole is best. …See More
Jan 3, 2013
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Flatwater Loop to Splat to High Five...

Here is a quick edit on how to do a new splat move.It is called the Loop to splat to high five..Enjoy.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocemWu1VTYASee More
Dec 18, 2012
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Canadian National Team Selections

In August the Gull River in Minden Ontario was host to the Canadian National Freestyle Team Selections for the 2013 World Championships.For me this particular event was one of many focuses for my 2012 season, as it would provide a huge goal for me to attain. Let me explain why.I have been a member of the Canadian National…See More
Oct 8, 2012

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GRAND PRIX –The Time Trials Experience.

Keeping the momentum of the Whitewater Grand Prix going and entertaining the creeking aspect of the whitewater world, we found ourselves in the town of Shawinigan. It was time for the Extreme Race Time Trial stage. In true WWGP fashion we arrived to an intense looking slide waterfall combo…

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Posted on July 19, 2014 at 8:27am

WWGP -Head To Head Race

Once the Gladiator event was finished the giant migration of athletes started. Our next stop would take us to the province of Quebec and the Rouge River to compete in a Head to Head boater cross event. We all arrived to bleak rainy weather and traces of snow still on the ground. The spring rains had…

Continue

Posted on July 3, 2014 at 12:50pm

The Gladiator -WWGP

After my warm up day and first day in a kayak in over 6 months it was time to get the Whitewater Grand Prix going.

The water levels on the Ottawa River turned out to be perfect for one of the biggest surf waves being surfed today…GLADIATOR. The sun was shining and the energy level of the…

Continue

Posted on June 27, 2014 at 4:52pm

Game On 2014

After a more than successful 2013 season, I finally put my paddle gear away for the long winter months, which I would spend out of my kayak and exploring the world of winter and snow.

It always seems to be around the middle of March when I start to see the mad push from kayakers on social media.…

Continue

Posted on June 15, 2014 at 1:25pm

Sit-up Stern Stall

The Sit-up Stern Stall is an explosive flatwater trick that has recently become my new favourite.  Now that boat design has distributed volume in all the right places we can use our power and body positioning to get our kayaks vertical.

I have written down a few pointers along with a sequence photo of how this flatwater technique works.

Enjoy.…

Continue

Posted on March 10, 2014 at 10:04am

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