We had about 20 inches inches of snow in southern VT. It seemed like winter was in full swing but we are in New England and the temps went from like 15 degrees up to 50 degrees and it rained. The snow melted and the rivers rose so we went paddling a couple days before Christmas.
It's back to being pretty cold again and I'm hoping we get more snow soon so I can get back to nordic skiing and snowboarding. Anyway, we had a great Chirstmas with family. I got an enamel cast iron dutch…
Added by Elaine Campbell on December 29, 2013 at 9:53pm — No Comments
First descents are hard to come by, especially around Fayetteville West Virginia. Its rich paddling history has stood the test of time as one of he nations premier paddling destinations. One would think that most of the runs would have been found and established by now. But this is not the case with WV's newest set of creek runs. All tributaries to Piney creek, Little Whitestick, Cranberry, and Fat Creeks can be found tucked away in Beckley, WV.
Beckley is a large town just south of…Continue
I had a great 2013 season of paddling and competing. I went to Slovenia to compete in the WildWater Sprint World Championships and competed in the Freestyle World Championships in NC in K1 and squirt boating. Competing in two World Championships in the same year was pretty awesome! Hopefully, I can do it again in 2015.
Winter is here and we have about 20 inches of snow so far. Spring kayaking is looking good at this rate! I'm back to work at Timber Creek Cross Country in…Continue
Added by Elaine Campbell on December 16, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Added by Chris Baer on November 27, 2013 at 1:50am — No Comments
Gauley Season has come and gone and I was fortunate to head up from North Carolina for a week and what a good week it was!
The Gauley River is so good looking forward to going back!
I had the opportunity to film with my good friend Tommy Penick on my last day there enjoy!
Added by Sam Ovett on November 22, 2013 at 10:34am — No Comments
The Silverback Race
We Got Some Sweet T-shirts For Racing!
Added by Sam Ovett on November 22, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
As the season is slowing I have had the opportunity to reflect on one of the more enjoyable portions of my season. My season was very stress free and I was able to focus on getting back to my paddling roots of playboating on the Ottawa River. My main goal for the season was to enjoy my time…Continue
Added by Tyler Curtis on November 20, 2013 at 1:21pm — No Comments
Over the past few years I've transitioned from kayaking professionally to shooting video professionally. I started shooting video on the river as a way to analyze my technique and improve my paddling. I soon developed a genuine love for the filmmaking process and found myself as excited about shooting my friends paddling as I was to do it myself... that was the same point my paddling skills plateaued! I'm now fortunate enough to make a living primarily shooting paddling and thought I'd share…Continue
Added by Kelsey Thompson on November 17, 2013 at 4:08pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Tad Dennis on November 14, 2013 at 10:25pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Tad Dennis on November 14, 2013 at 10:21pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Taylor Cavin on November 13, 2013 at 2:40am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Kyle Hull on November 12, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments
The third and final photo dump. See here for the previous photos.
Field chilling, SF Salmon, ID. Photo: Jonathan Ehlinger…Continue
Added by Jonathan Ehlinger on November 11, 2013 at 1:43pm — No Comments
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,…Continue
Added by Jonathan Ehlinger on November 11, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Jonathan Ehlinger on November 11, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Katelyn Green on November 9, 2013 at 6:16pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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,…Continue
Added by Elaine Campbell on November 3, 2013 at 4:49pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Aleix salvat on October 29, 2013 at 6:18am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Michael Shelton Egües on October 27, 2013 at 8:45pm — No Comments