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2013 Tallulah Teaser in a C1 Mobius

2013 Tallulah Teaser from Tad Dennis on Vimeo.

2013 Tallulah Teaser C-1 Helmet GoPro 3+. I was testing out the Superview setting, but it makes everything look way smaller. Basically it films in 4:3 and squishes it to 16:9, so you can see more, but it makes the drop look a lot…

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Added by Tad Dennis on November 14, 2013 at 10:25pm — No Comments

2013 Green Race - Tad Dennis

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Well, the 2013 Green Race did not go as planned for me, but as always, still an amazingly fun and painful race.  For me, the painful part started about a week before the race when I found out that I had shingles.

 

I actually thought that I had poison ivy at sign of the first symptoms.  I had never had poison ivy before, so I just tried not to touch it.  I…

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Added by Tad Dennis on November 14, 2013 at 10:21pm — No Comments

Recon 83 or 93 ??? A Comparison

When WS first announced the Recon series, I was keen to see what design features were worked into the new boat, but immediately fired-up about the 93 gallon size.  I loved paddling the Habitat 80 all-around, and especially on creeks.  The main design update I was hoping for was a more lifted nose for gliding away from the base of pour-overs and punching through holes.  I figured an extra 13 gallons of volume would do the trick.  (For frame of reference, I weigh around 185 lbs... anyone will…

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Added by Taylor Cavin on November 13, 2013 at 2:40am — No Comments

Green Race 2013

 The Green race has been and probably will be one of the most highly regarded extreme races in kayaking. Located near Saluda North Carolina the Green falls into that category of rivers that has and will continue to produce amazing kayakers. Entering its 18th year The Green Race has grows and continues to grow year after year. This year with 156 racers and over a thousand spectators it is by far one of the greatest shows on earth.

 

 The weeks leading up to the Green…

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Added by Kyle Hull on November 12, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

2013 Retrospective, PHOTO DUMP, Part III!!!!!

The third and final photo dump. See here for the previous photos.

Field chilling, SF Salmon, ID. Photo: Jonathan Ehlinger…

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Added by Jonathan Ehlinger on November 11, 2013 at 1:43pm — No Comments

2013 Retrospective

 

Kayaking is an amazing thing. I have always thought of it as the king of sports, but lately I have come to think of it as so much more than sport. Kayaking takes us to the most amazing of places with the most amazing of people, so much so, that the experience itself seems to transcend into something more than the sum of its parts. Everything about kayaking gathers in memory making our internal retrospective on this silly activity transform into something so beautiful that, at times,…

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Added by Jonathan Ehlinger on November 11, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

2013 Retrospective, PHOTO DUMP!!!

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Here are more pics that were just too rad to fit in the first post. 

Making things happen in Tumwater Canyon, Wenatchee River, WA. Paddler: Jonathan…

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Added by Jonathan Ehlinger on November 11, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

2013 Season in Review

As the rivers get colder and I start to look towards my winter sports, it's hard to forget the amazing memories that were made over this past year. I have met people who are incredibly passionate about what they do and who have taken me in like family. This year I have improved more that I ever could have imagined with the help of some new friends and some old ones too. My parents deserve more of a thank you than I could ever express, but I hope the smile on my face everytime I get in my…

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Added by Katelyn Green on November 9, 2013 at 6:16pm — No Comments

Surgery: a mental game: How To Recover from a Labral Repair

On Monday, I will be celebrating my one month anniversary of my shoulder surgery. While a difficult decision to make, it was one of the best decisions I have ever made, as we were able to catch things before my shoulder exploded, so to speak. 

Down the road, my shoulder should be…

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Added by Kim Becker (Russell) on November 7, 2013 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Back in VT

I haven't been paddling that much this fall mostly because we haven't had much rain.  What I have been doing is a lot of house work.  We spend so much time traveling in the spring and summer that fall is a time where we get a lot of stuff done around the house. 

I was able to run a new river the North Branch Piscataquog during the fall draw down.  It's this cute little scenic class II/III run in NH.  I paddled the Ethos nine which was the perfect boat for the 7 mile windy,…

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Added by Elaine Campbell on November 3, 2013 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Weekend at the beach

Este pasado fin de semana  decidimos cambiar de aires y ir a pasarlo en la playa  junto a mi hermano y Aran.

El viernes a las 9 de la tarde cargamos nuestros kayaks, ropa , comida... y nos pusimos rumbo a Anglet una pequeña ciudad de Francia situada en los pirineos Atlánticos, llegamos sobre las dos de la madrugada y nos pusimos a dormir. A la mañana siguiente nos despertamos a las 6 de la madrugada y hicimos una buena sesión  asta las 12 del medio día, comimos un poco y otra vez a el…

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Added by Aleix salvat on October 29, 2013 at 6:18am — No Comments

What I like about the Möbius 49

I just paddled the new Möbius 49 for the first time this weekend at the NOC hole and the various waves at the USNWC, and so far I am loving it! Here are my descriptions of how it performs tricks:

Looping: With a much shorter length and an extra gallon of volume, my loops were much bigger and they came around snappier than in the Project X. I also landed my first back loop!

Phonics Monkeys: Phonics monkeys were much easier to initiate and complete than in my Project…

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Added by Michael Shelton Egües on October 27, 2013 at 8:45pm — No Comments

Mobius 57 UK arrival and first thoughts part 1

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Today my Mobius 57 finally arrived in the UK. We have had lots of rain over the last week and a half meaning that our main Whitewater course Holme Pierrepont Nottingham has been closed due to flooding. For the last week I have been planning the arrival of my Mobius and praying that levels stay friendly.

Levels were good and Newark weir has been running for a few days, Newark weir is a series of waves formed over a weir producing a very shallow wave approx. 2in deep…

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Added by Dale Mears on October 26, 2013 at 5:08pm — No Comments

First Impressions of the Mobius 49

Hey everyone!

I've had my Mobius for about a month now and I'm really enjoying the features of boat. At only thirty pounds and 5'6" it's really easy to throw around so I'm really glad that I went with the Small/49 gal. Before I got the Mobius, I had trouble initiating my edges for flat-water moves. With the Mobius, the edges are right where you need them and well defined so you can easily get up on the stern and bow to practice your moves on flat-water. The small size…

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Added by Katelyn Green on October 24, 2013 at 9:13pm — No Comments

A Year in Rewind

     This year has been amazing. I have learned a lot and have had some amazing experiences with amazing rivers and amazing people. 

     At the beginning of the year I did a week of rivers in the South East where I did several different rivers including Chatooga Section 4 at high water, practicing hole moves at Eternity hole, and many others. I also competed at US team trials which was an amazing experience where I learned so much and met so many great people. After that I went to…

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Added by Sean Rose on October 21, 2013 at 5:44pm — No Comments

Mobius, Mobius, Mobius- I love my 49 Mobius.

Shortly after my boat arrived in Idaho I had a chance to surf it on the Salmon River at Peace Wave.  The water was high so the wave was small and flushy but the Mobius was fast on the wave and side to side.  It seemed to me…

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Added by Devon Barker-Hicks on October 20, 2013 at 9:33am — No Comments

Post–Op Day Four

There's something strange, yet comforting about having surgery where you work.  Once you get over the initial, "They're going to see my boobs!," it's awesome.  I knew exactly where to go, where to get the warm blankets, and who my nurses were. Turns out, the anesthesiologist was a paddler, as well as the OR nurse. Not to mention, my surgeon is just plain rad. I couldn't have felt in better hands.  When the time had come, I waltzed in, plopped down on the OR table and passed…

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Added by Kim Becker (Russell) on October 18, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Kayaker "Rolling" Pledge

I love to teach kayaking, but I think I love helping paddlers improve their roll the most.  Over the last few years, I coined the term "Kayaker Pledge" into my teaching. If you are struggling with your roll or helping a paddler improve their roll, I would encourage a little study of my etiquette of rolling.  Each arm has a job and a region it must stay in during the roll.  The non-rolling side hand usually gives paddlers the most trouble.  Example- if you are rolling right, your left hand…

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Added by Devon Barker-Hicks on October 12, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Ian salvat 2013

https://vimeo.com/76360154

check it out this video of my brother Ian Salvat doing a summary of her summer in Spain.

more adventures on : www.salvatbrothers.com

Added by Aleix salvat on October 9, 2013 at 3:00am — No Comments

S is for Surgery

 

This would be easier if I had just had a traumatic injury. There would be no questions: I would simply schedule surgery and be on my merry way to rehab. Unfortunately, the last two and a half years have been full of pain, discomfort, frustration, and a whole lot of questions.

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Added by Kim Becker (Russell) on October 4, 2013 at 1:25pm — 2 Comments

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