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…Continue
Added by Tyler Curtis on August 7, 2013 at 9:08am — No Comments
The cartwheel is one of my favorite tricks to do in a hole. The cartwheel will improve your edge control immensely making lots of tricks on waves and holes easier. IMOP the loop is easier to learn than the cartwheel so don't get discouraged, in time you will get it sorted out.
Definition of the cartwheel:
Two consecutive ends in the same rotational direction and both ends at a vertical angle between 45 and 100 degrees.
Here's my way of…Continue
Added by Elaine Campbell on August 5, 2013 at 3:39pm — No Comments
SBP and friends paddle all the classics and more on the Spanish and French Pyrenees during the best, highest, wettest season ever! Watch them drop in and get wet in the Pyrenees.
Added by Aleix salvat on August 5, 2013 at 8:45am — No Comments
Added by Haley Mills on August 1, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
I love the Devil's Postpile. Not everybody does. I know one paddler who completed the run this year and has no plans of ever returning. But when I daydream of paddling, often this is the place to which I teleport.
The Devil's Postpile section of the San Joaquin has a personality split between thundering whitewater and the quiet reflection of mirror-calm pools. It makes me question why I put myself in inherently dangerous situations, yet readily answers that same question. It presents…Continue
Added by Taylor Cavin on July 25, 2013 at 2:40pm — No Comments
I am home but jet lagged. I always tell myself that I'll sleep on the plane and it won't be so bad upon my return. Well, I slept on the plane from OZ to NZ and NZ to LAX. Stayed awake in LAX, even during the delay, but fell asleep on the plane to Boise. Arrived home at midnight unable…Continue
Added by Devon Barker-Hicks on July 23, 2013 at 5:55pm — No Comments
The Ohanepecosh River is a spectacularly beautiful Washington classic, located just outside Mt. Rainier National Park.
From Secret to La Wis Wis Campground, the Ohane is generally class IV/V, depending on water levels, and is filled with rapids of all kinds: mini boulder gardens, ledge…Continue
Added by Kim Becker (Russell) on July 18, 2013 at 3:51pm — No Comments
While waiting for the new Mobius, I have been practicing my freestyle moves in the Recon 83. Enjoy!
Added by Max Ovett on July 17, 2013 at 1:23pm — No Comments
Before I write about my weekend I just want to say Shannon, you will be forever in my heart. You did so many great things with Confluence and your beautiful, young life. I wish you didn't have to leave us so soon. You always made sure to let me know that you thought I was doing great things by short and sweet emails. You were so encouraging and I had fun times with you at events all over the US. You will be missed dearly.
This past weekend was the American Whitewater…Continue
Added by Elaine Campbell on July 16, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments
After US Team Trials Han's who designed the Mobius let me take the small up north. I've had some time to paddle the Mobius in between training for WildWater and traveling. I'll have to say that I'm loving this boat for holes, waves and river running. It's fast which makes surfing waves even more fun and it gives up big pop in holes! I'll have a full on review of the Mobius out soon in the mean time here's a video with a little input of the Mobius. The video is from the Black River in NY…Continue
Added by Elaine Campbell on July 11, 2013 at 12:31pm — No Comments
It's exhilarating when a new boat design comes along every once in a while that totally rejuvenates your love for the sport of kayaking. Well, this has happened to me recently, and I am more fired up about freestyle kayaking now than I have been in quite some time - and that's really saying something!
What were we thinking this time around when we approached a new topic with a similar approach to the Whitewater Troubleshooter? Firstly, I wanted to touch base on some key points that I felt once again were being left out of general kayak instruction, this time with the topic of play boating. It's…Continue
Added by Chris Wing on July 8, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
This summer five friends and I decided to take a two week trip to the French Alps. We got there close to the start of the season, in early June, but we still found plenty of decent rivers to run and the weather was gorgeous (most days). Our group was fairly mixed, ranging from people who have been paddling for ten years down to people who only began paddling at university. I had already been to the Alps when I was 14, but considering how young I was and the fact that I had been in a playboat…Continue
Added by Tasha Isaacs on July 8, 2013 at 9:28am — No Comments
Recently at our local spot we decided to do a night session. If you haven`t ever paddled at night, I definitely recommend trying it out! We`ve got it easy though. Road side access to a man-made in stream whitewater park, generator, lights, the full works.
As opposed to just saying ‘here is this sweet video from our night paddle and check it out’ which would be easy and fast, I figured it’d be better to write up something with some actual substance. Namely the challenges of paddling at…Continue
Added by Neal Ross-Ross on July 5, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Two weekends ago was Grand Falls Huckfest, which is a gathering in Maine on the Dead River. Basically, we spend the day Hucking a 35-40' waterfall over and over. This year was a blast, and had the biggest turn out yet. I was contacted by James and Jayson from a wireless water/shockproof speaker box company called DemerBox just getting started in Portland, ME through a mutual friend. They were pumped when I told them I was willing to…Continue
Added by Chuck Mathieu on July 2, 2013 at 9:43am — No Comments
Well, we are underway again at H2o Dreams with a full length instructional feature, this time on the topic of playboating... a personal favorite of mine. Much like the original "Troubleshooter" series we are releasing it in its entirety on the web, for you, free.
We have taken a bit of a different approach in filming and post production this time, as we are continuing to film and edit as…Continue
I leave for Surf Kayak Worlds in Australia on July 5th . Here are a few photos of me surfing in Santa Cruz, CA at Steamer Lane. Surf kayaks are slightly different than freestyle surf kayaks, but when you are flying down the face of the waves, they feel very similar. I've been seeking out big inland waves in Idaho in my Project X to help me prepare for the ocean. If you like to surf waves, I recommend a trip to the coast. …Continue
After spending a month doing some freestyle and creeking, I placed 4th on the first Canoe Slalom World Cup of the season. Mixing disciplines isn't a bad thing. it allows you to transfer your paddling abilities from one discipline to the others, and it can only make you a better paddler. …Continue
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…Continue
Added by Tyler Curtis on June 27, 2013 at 10:01pm — No Comments
Last weekend was the Zoar Outdoor Demo Fest and was a successful event. Wave Sport had all the boats at the Demo site. Each boat was heavily used, which was great to see. I worked some awesome clinics and met some great people. The best part of an event like this is when you see the improvement of boaters by the end of the clinic and how they walk away with feeling like they learned something.
I was able to grab an Ethos nine and ten to take with me to NY. I haven't had the…Continue
Added by Elaine Campbell on June 27, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments