Added by Natty Cordon on April 10, 2014 at 9:39am — No Comments
Punch Brook Slalom
This weekend was the annual Punch Brook Slalom race, which is held on a small Class II section of the Farmington River in Unionville, CT.
If I had to describe slalom, I would say that it is the more refined side of whitewater. Even at a small event such as this, people still arrived with their polished glass boats, and it’s…Continue
Added by Katelyn Green on April 8, 2014 at 6:19pm — No Comments
The 4th, 6th, and 8th grade students will be going to Mundo Hot Springs near Cambridge on April 9th for the Dare to Kayak drug prevention field trip.
The cost to Mundo Hot Springs is paid for this year through a grant from “Idaho’s Wild Rivers License…Continue
Added by Devon Barker-Hicks on April 8, 2014 at 2:28pm — No Comments
This has to be my absolute favourite selfie of all time.
I genuinely couldn't be more excited to have joined Team Wave Sport UK and am so stoked to get out in my…
Added by Natty Cordon on April 8, 2014 at 10:01am — No Comments
If I were told that I could only have one kayak to take with me for a full year to paddle every river in Costa Rica, the choice would be too easy. A destination like Costa Rica - much like Fayetteville, WV - has literally every type of whitewater from ultra high volume powerful runs(Gauley/Reventazon) to medium-sized pushy creek runs(Pacuare/Meadow), to the tiny little micro-creeks like the Orosi(comparable to Wolf Creek, WV).
Here's the 80 on a newly discovered micro creek in…Continue
6 Top (ish) Tips for Beginner Kayakers
After a rather tragic amount of internet browsing, I have realised that it is a somewhat confusing world in which first-time kayakers must find…
Added by Natty Cordon on April 3, 2014 at 2:35pm — No Comments
The new year started off pretty good with a bunch of rain and we got to go kayaking for a few days. Then winter fully kicked into gear with ridiculously cold weather and snow. Jeff and I spent our time going to pool sessions, xc skiing, snowshoeing and snowboarding. I worked another season at Timber Creek Cross and Jeff worked his regular job and played music at a few different places in the area.
As I mentioned before it was cold, I have never seen so much ice on the…Continue
Added by Elaine Campbell on April 3, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments
Kayaking is a fickle beast. Okay, okay… allow me to rephrase. The River knows no dominion, and as hopeful explorers we will discover this for ourselves sooner or later. We’re merely along for the ride until the River decides we are in need of some serious humility. You know what shape this takes: gnarly swims, coughing up water, swollen hands, banged up shoulders… if we’re lucky. We may limp off stream with concussions or dislocations and sometimes- maybe even worse than maim or…Continue
Added by Lydia Cardinal on April 1, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments
Well it hasn’t been easy, and my soul was at a bit of a lost. Why would I do such a thing.... Well no it wasn’t the dreaded injury but a career change to become a fire fighter. For 16 weeks, I went to the Country Fire Authority (CFA…Continue
This is a very personal account of the last 6 months and my time spent recovering from injury. It features a few dark moments before the positive outcomes so please bare with it…
This winter has been pretty tough with very limited amounts of kayaking. Back in September I dislocated my ankle wake boarding breaking both my Tibia and Fibular. As a result I was in hospital for 5 nights requiring extensive surgery to fix my ankle back…Continue
Added by George Younger on March 27, 2014 at 10:41am — No Comments
Here I leave a short video of this weekend on the Palomeras, with the boys Pallars riders good start to the season I hope that soon more and better.
Aquí dejo un pequeño vídeo de este fin de semana en el Palomeras con los chicos de Pallars Riders buen comienzo de temporada esperamos que dentro de poco mas y mejor .Continue
Added by Aleix salvat on March 25, 2014 at 5:26am — No Comments
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Added by Ryan liquorish on March 12, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments
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.
Added by Tyler Curtis on March 10, 2014 at 10:04am — No Comments
Girls just want to have FUN!
Flux is a collective of adventure-sports athletes from charger to professional with a vision to…Continue
Added by Kim Russell (previously Becker) on March 4, 2014 at 12:52pm — No Comments
This group of kids is ready for their Dare to Kayak day. Thanks so much Wave Sport for the kayaks!…Continue
Added by Devon Barker-Hicks on February 27, 2014 at 9:24am — No Comments
Added by Dale Mears on February 20, 2014 at 12:47pm — No Comments
Got my first ever Diesel last week and got it on our staple run, the Meadow River, that took us into the Gauley at high flows. The Diesel was made for the these runs. With many higher volume river features, the Diesel glides and carves down rapids.
Added by Shane Groves on February 10, 2014 at 1:02pm — No Comments
I knew enough about kayaking when I first started that I knew I didn’t want to hide from any parts of it right off the bat: not rolling, not swimming, not whacking my head on rocks. I started out paddling a Wave Sport Diesel 60 because it was a boat that I had easy access to throughout learning to roll and getting out on beginner whitewater. Immediately, I realized this was the boat that would not hide anything from me. As I’ve progressed as a paddler, I have come to appreciate the design of…Continue
Added by Lydia Cardinal on January 31, 2014 at 10:04am — No Comments