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Go Kayaking Around the World without Going Crazy

Heading out of the country with your favorite whitewater toys for an international adventure can be daunting, stressful, and downright exhausting. As we embark on our second trip to Chile this winter, I’m using a layover to reflect on some tips and tricks that have made our travels with lots of gear and a bit of uncertainty wildly fun and gratifying. …

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Added by Lydia Cardinal on October 28, 2014 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Upper Trout Creek, WA

We are lucky as paddlers to live in the Columbia River Gorge. During the rainy season,…

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Added by Kim Russell (previously Becker) on October 27, 2014 at 9:36am — No Comments

October Rain

The season is slowly coming to an end for me.  We are back in VT full time now and doing some house and yard work before winter is here.  The good news is we should have enough wood to keep us warm! The winter toys are ready to be busted out and played with.  We should have another month or so of paddling before the winter season kicks in.  It’s been another great year and can’t wait for next! 

Here’s a video and photos from this past week of paddling in VT with my Recon…

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Added by Elaine Campbell on October 26, 2014 at 6:47pm — No Comments

Kings River Celebrations, Part II- photos

Here are photos to complement Kings River Celebrations: part 1, which took place in early June on the North Fork of the Kings.  This stretch is a wilderness hike-in run above the reservoirs which de-water most of the river's length.  I pirated these photos from the Janney brothers who made up half of…

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Added by Taylor Cavin on October 20, 2014 at 2:54am — No Comments

Ignore Your Better Judgement

In the rush to paddle in increasingly exotic locations, sometimes the British classics can be easily overlooked. …

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Added by Natty Cordon on October 19, 2014 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Northern Sweden -Trollforsen

Trollfors, Sweden.

 

Trollforsen is a section of whitewater on the Piteälven (Pite River), which is one of Sweden’s largest river basins. It is located in the Norrland region just outside the bigger city of Arvidsjaur in the north. It has become a well know section for…

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Added by Tyler Curtis on October 16, 2014 at 6:55am — No Comments

Wave Sport + kids= Super Fun

2014 has been a fantastic year for teaching kids to paddle here in Idaho! Here are a few of my favorite photos from Dare to Kayak.  Thank you Wave Sport for making it possible for kids to have high quality kayaks, just there size, for my Dare to Kayak program.

Sharing is Caring- these two took turns sharing the…

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Added by Devon Barker-Hicks on October 5, 2014 at 12:05pm — No Comments

The North of Sweden -Stekkenjokk

The next river on my ‘Hit List’ was the Sweden gem Stekkenjokk aka. Gausta. This is the one creek that is the must paddle for all creekers heading to Sweden. If you haven’t considered heading to Sweden to paddle….you should now consider!

The Gausta flows from the highlands…

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Added by Tyler Curtis on September 28, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Resumen of the season in Europe

This season was one of the most complete i have in a long time, we start paddling on the catalan pyrenees (upper noguera, Palomeras…) with low level of water and cold days, but its good for start the springtime.

Here i leave this short edit paddling the Palomeras river with the boys.

Palomeras with the Boys from…

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Added by Aleix salvat on September 26, 2014 at 6:10pm — No Comments

How to Back Stab

I love the backstab but I have a habit of neglecting this trick.  I tend to land a trick backwards and will spin myself forward right away.  When I do that I yell at myself to do a damn backstab you moron!  It’s a bad habit that I’m breaking. It really is a sweet trick and when you do it right it’s such an awesome feeling.  

Definition of the Back Stab (back blunt)

180 degree rotation around the stern of the boat, elevated more…

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Added by Elaine Campbell on September 23, 2014 at 9:42pm — No Comments

Taming the Lizard Brain, Part II - "Owning It"

We spent the majority of our summer traveling, presenting and teaching through our Tributaries Tour, presented by Wave Sport Kayaks. It has been an absolute treat for us to get back out on the road and meet new communities of paddlers, present ideas, but…

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Added by Chris Wing on September 16, 2014 at 9:31am — No Comments

Norway Road Trip 2014

Good times and some good lines.

Clips from this years roadtrip with BSI kayak club in Bergen, Norway. Headed north from Bergen to Valldal (The Strawberry Valley) - running some good rivers along the way.

The Recon 93 exceeded all my expectations. What a fantastic boat! And this was before I moved the seat back. Now I'm liking it even more.…

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Added by Jóhann Geir Hjartarson on September 10, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Playin' Hooky

I remember growing up when the weather was nice on a summer day, or my dad had just about enough of work, he would come home early and would tell my brother and I to pack up our fishing gear and go spend the afternoon with us fishing on Lake Erie. This was when I learned the term "playin'…

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Added by Chris Wing on September 9, 2014 at 10:14am — No Comments

Season in the pyrenees

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7Lmn2EiYtY#t=61

Short edit of the sps of pringtime in spain running some ones of the best rivers on our country with the boys of pallars riders.

-check it out : pallarsriders.blogspot.com.es

-Recorded with: Eos 60D & Gopro 3

Cameras:

-Albert aixas

-Aleix salvat

-Ian Salvat

Edit by: Aleix salvat

sponsored by : Descens kayak, Wave sport,…

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Added by Aleix salvat on September 7, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

PASTA- perfect for peel outs and eddy turns!

I use the acronym PASTA to teach peel outs and eddy turns.  If you have ever caught yourself, I know I have, on the eddy line or fence, instead of zooming across it, PASTA might help.  I first learned this from my ACA instructor, Nate Ostis. I think PASTA while paddling, and I review it with paddlers before asking them to working on peel outs and eddy turns on the river. We did some fun dry land training at Girls on the Gorge this year. Dry land instruction allows for students to absorb the…

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Added by Devon Barker-Hicks on September 6, 2014 at 1:58pm — No Comments

New School Mobius vs. Old School Amp- have you paddled both?

Who has paddled the Mobius? Who has paddled the Amp? Who has paddled both? Here's a great video highlighted the new school Mobius. http://wavesport.de/teamblog/video-alan-ward-mobius-promo-video-2013-11-06

I had the pleasure of surfing with Bryan Kirk in the Mobius while I rocked the old school Amp on Couch Wave on the Salmon River in Idaho. The Mobius sure looks sharp! Thanks…
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Added by Devon Barker-Hicks on September 6, 2014 at 12:58pm — No Comments

Video update

August has been an awesome month. Lot's of great paddling and hanging out with family and friends. I've spent most of the month on Lake Ontario and paddling at Hole Brothers.

I split my Labor Day weekend sailing with Jeff and paddling. I went to Beaver Fest to paddle Moshier Falls with a bunch of great friends and Team Z. It's such a fun run that only releases one day a year so it's a big deal and lot's of boaters show up.  I was excited to see so many boaters paddling in…

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Added by Elaine Campbell on September 6, 2014 at 9:15am — No Comments

Canada Cup / Pre-World's Freestyle Kayak Event

     This past Labor Day Weekend I had the opportunity to compete at the Canada Cup / Pre- World's and  the Canadian Team Trials event. The levels were perfect for Garb after much help from the Ontario Hydro and Quebec Hydro companies who held water back to ensure a great competition. After a fun and tight competition  I have earned myself a spot once again on the Canadian Team in Junior Mens finishing third in the competition and second for the Canadian Team . This was a goal I had set out…

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Added by Kalem Kennedy on September 3, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

The North Of Sweden -Skalmodal

The Northern Paddling Continues

After catching some playboating on the local feature the road trip was on! I had a few drops on my Sweden hit list that I had to check out. With a solid flow I headed on a short drive from Kittelfjall to catch the Skalmodal and a super scenic…

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Added by Tyler Curtis on September 2, 2014 at 4:27pm — No Comments

The North Of Sweden -Hidden Wave

Stennäs –The Hidden Wave

The whitewater goods of Northern Sweden once again provided some quality action. Only a select few paddlers in Scandinavia have heard about the elusive ‘hidden wave’ in the north and even more difficult is knowing when the wave is running and for how long it might stay.…

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Added by Tyler Curtis on August 23, 2014 at 10:14am — No Comments

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