With paddling season over for most, at least those of us who live in colder winter climates like myself, I thought I'd take a moment to reflect on the my first few days back in my boat during spring 2012.
Paddling the Recon on the Green (Photo Bryan…Continue
Added by Kelsey Thompson on December 28, 2012 at 11:31am — No Comments
Scouting is just another term for decision-making; in essence, you are looking at what lies ahead and deciding what course to take. A major key in progressing from class 2-3 whitewater into the realm of class 4-5 is the ability…
The experience at the WWGP has been really positive for me. Good fun and new friends with different styles. It's always a great chance to improve your skills.
White Water Grand Prix 2012
Added by Michele Ramazza on December 27, 2012 at 3:24am — No Comments
Firstly just remember if you do this to your kayak you will comprise the warranty of it.
I recommend drilling the seat, especially as a female as it with lighten your kayak. You can do this to your playboat or creeker and river runner.
Will it reduce the strength of your kayak?
I personal have not experience and structural strength issues in applying…Continue
My trip to Chile for the Whitewater Grand prix didn't go as plan. After leaving Santiago I headed south to the Rio Gol Gol where the first event was going to be held. I arrived late with some other competitors and we got on the water the next day. Getting on the Gol Gol the next day was amazing. It is one of my favorite river that I have done in chile with all its 10 to 50 foot drops and the scenery. At the end of the run there is a 50-55 foot drop called Salto Del Indio. We all fired it up…Continue
Added by Kyle Hull on December 22, 2012 at 6:10pm — No Comments
So recently I was presented with an opportunity to go to the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River and what other was there to do then pursue this option! So at this point in time I have been acquiring the goods I will need to rally out to the Canyon and win. Being at work most of the time leading up to the trip is kinda making it more interesting to get everything together but with the help of some friends who have been there multiple times I acquired a list, tailored it to my needs, put in…Continue
Added by Paul Butler on December 22, 2012 at 2:31am — No Comments
On my first day in Chile I went on the Trancura and Palguin rivers with my friend and WS team member Martina Wegman.
Photo : Middle Palguin / Sergio Vidal …Continue
This spring in Australia I moved to the North Eastern Victorian town called Bright. Feel free to look it up! It has a great grade 2 play river running though town! And it is the only town this occurs in Victoria! So yes I would like to get a whitewater park started... Thats a different story…Continue
Added by Tanya Faux on December 19, 2012 at 6:46pm — No Comments
As the year is coming to a close I can’t help but think about how I have such a blessed life. The year got kicked of with a new to me RV, the addition of Shred doggy. In mid…Continue
Added by Haley Mills on December 19, 2012 at 4:41pm — No Comments
Here is a quick edit on how to do a new splat move.
It is called the Loop to splat to high five..
Added by Tyler Curtis on December 18, 2012 at 3:36pm — No Comments
If I had to pick one river in the entire world that I though hosted the most number of kayak races per year ... it would have to be, without a doubt, the Kaituna River. We have mass starts, time trials, multi-sport, slalom, short boats, long boats, raft, swimming, and even inflatable races down this river ... so when Ben Robson came up with an idea for a totally new style of race to be held on the Kaituna, we were all interested in what he could have possibly thought…Continue
Added by Tyler Fox on December 17, 2012 at 8:19pm — No Comments
2012 is coming to an end and what a great year it was. My brother got married so we went to Sweden for the wedding, I made the US WildWater Team, met some new friends, had good competition results, and more great things happened but too much to tell.
2013 should be just as good. It starts off with my aunt taking Jeff and I on a cruise, then another season of competing and going to Slovenia to compete in the World Championships for WilldWater. As of now just working out to stay in…Continue
Added by Elaine Campbell on December 14, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Working on getting the nose back down after slipping through the…
Added by Chris Baer on December 12, 2012 at 5:11pm — No Comments
Whitewater Grand Prix training
Words can’t describe the feeling when I learned I had been invited to the White water grand prix. I had traveled along and helped out with the first one when it was in Quebec, and it was there when I decided to make it my goal to try to get into the second one. When I learned that I had been invited to race the first thing that popped into my head was that I had to improve on my forward stroke.
Added by Kyle Hull on December 11, 2012 at 4:16pm — No Comments
Added by Paul Butler on December 4, 2012 at 8:53pm — No Comments
After an evening at Nottingham’s Christmas market with the boys from Wavesport UK we made plans to head North in the morning up to the River Tees. Water levels we knew had dropped off in most of the UK, but we were armed with 3 brand new Wavesport Recon kayaks and the Wavesport van.
Added by Dale Mears on December 2, 2012 at 5:14pm — No Comments
Since it's December first, we might as well start talking about Christimas. It's only three weeks away, and it's time to start thinking about gifts for your paddling partner(s)!
Added by Kim Becker (Russell) on November 30, 2012 at 6:41pm — No Comments
Mexico Part 2.
Added by Kyle Hull on November 26, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments
This video can help you to better understand the paddling movement.
Two important elements of the movement are presented and explained separately to be combined afterwards:
More technique tutorial on…Continue
The 2012 Whitewater Symposium was held at Wet Planet Whitewater in Husum, Washington on the weekend of October 12-14, 2012.
It was a gathering of whitewater's most inspirational and influential individuals from all parts of the industry: instructors, professionals,…Continue
Added by Kim Becker (Russell) on November 17, 2012 at 5:07pm — No Comments