Spinning is a relative simple move that teaches good edge control.
Step by Step Instructions:
Spinning to the Right: (If spinning to the left, just reverse sides)
1. Facing upstream in the hole, keeping your eyes on the hole, let your boat begin to turn to the right and enter a sidesurf as you left your left edge. Before you lose your momentum, take a reverse sweep stroke on your right side, turning your boat downstream.
After a couple months of "Work" and lots of play up on the Ottawa River, it was time for a good ol'road trip to find some sweet boating and satisfy that familiar urge boiling up again. We loaded my wagon and headed West. The road trip is a staple in a kayakers lifestyle. You load a questionable car, way more full then it should be. We went with the $7, 6 foot long 2X4's for roof racks so we could fit 5 kayaks on the roof. Then drive / live… Continue
Added by Tyler Fox on November 25, 2009 at 10:00pm —
Explorer Trip Jennings Wins National Geographic Channel Grant to Stop Record Levels of Elephant Poaching
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the National Geographic Channel named Explorer Trip Jennings the winner of their Expedition Granted contest and awarded him a $10,000 grant to help save elephants from illegal poaching in Africa.
With elephant poaching at unprecedented levels, ivory selling at record prices and elephant populations plummeting, Jennings hopes to use the… Continue
Added by Webmaster on November 23, 2009 at 5:40pm —
Stoked to let you know about this issue of Czech whitewater magazine called Hydro. (http://hydromag.cz)
Main topic is a pro boating and I appreciate that my friends who do editing invited me and my friend Honza Lasko to talk about pluses and minuses of pro boating. There are also interviews with Tao Berman, Rush Sturges, Ben Brown, Dan Gavere and Bryan Kirk.
Hello Fellow Paddlers.
For those of you heading to Chile or perhaps are already there...you might want to consider making your trip to Chile much simpler by checking out the Guide Book..
Okay, psych! This blog post is not really about a gnarly river of the Himalayas. It is about a neglected section of the N Feather that many Cali boaters have passed up and driven over, denied flow in the dewatered canyon downstream of the first bridge. Right now the plumbers are working on the pipes in the Poe Powerhouse, so we get to go whitewater boat riding.
Finally, after a long time I was able to finish my movie from Uganda. We’ve been there three times before, so this time I wanted to make a movie not just about kayaking. Kayaking on the Nile is an awesome experience but unfortunately this one of a kind opportunity will probably soon come to an end. If the actual damming goes on like it does right now, the glorious rapids of the Nile will be destroyed in one or two years. Some of them have already disappeared, others have been changed… Continue
Added by Peter Csonka on November 14, 2009 at 5:17am —
For those of you that get tired of that pesky feeling of trying to move forward in water that isn't frozen, it looks like you're in luck. Check out this video from MPORA with plenty of gnarly footage of a kayak coming down a mountain. Notice the pure finesse.
I would say "paddling" down a mountain, but not entirely certain that's what's going on here.
You can digg this video as well if you'd like. If you're in the market for a snow kayak, you can contact us. Not sure… Continue
Added by Webmaster on November 9, 2009 at 4:00pm —
I am finally established as a "Vossing", the norwegian, official term for a person living in Voss, the hucking capital of Norway. At least temporarily. There are a few people from around the world that has chosen this little place tucked in between fjords, mountains and waterfalls as their home: Allan Ellard and Mikey Abbot, Lizz Bell, Mark and Michelle Basso, Andy Philips, Benjamin Hjort, Eirik Øvreide... Some extremely solid names from the top end of the kayaking hucking/expedition world, and… Continue
Putting on my gear in hurry, running from my last class period, preparing for what could possibly be one of the biggest things I have run in awhile. The adrenaline the guys had been feeding off of for hours now had finally started reaching my veins, I was ready for this. I was excited, I was intense on my mission for the day, I was ready to kick some butt and show the guys how it’s done because I was the only girl on this run. Driving up the road everyone’s faces were glued to the windows,… Continue
Added by Taylor Cote on November 5, 2009 at 1:50pm —
We're preparing to head to Brazil in a couple of weeks to film a show with the National Geographic Channel and looking to prepare our filming kit. So, we were looking at the Viosport helmetcam website and found this cool POV footage of the crew running the Congo from our last show with Geographic.
Every year on October 31, there is a Halloween Paddle that takes place on the Truss section of the White Salmon River. This year, we had about twelve paddlers on the river in all sorts of costumes: Powerpuff Girl, Butterfly, Grimm Reaper, Wonder Woman, Elvis, the Devil, and many more.
Friday night, heavy rains hit the Gorge, and we woke to spring time levels on the Truss for our little get together.
Check out the video and pictures from one of the greatest days on the… Continue