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November 2009 Blog Posts (18)

How to: The Spin

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.



2. Just as… Continue

Added by Kim Becker (Russell) on November 30, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Filming Nat Geo TV show on Rio Roosevelt in Brazil

Live GPS and Twitter feed: http://www.riversindemand.com/expeditionlive/



How does this always happen?!? We're leaving tomorrow for 10 days of paddling in the deepest Amazonian jungle I can imagine, up at 4:45AM tomorrow, it's 1:30AM and I just finished packing.

That sigh of relief tomorrow when we finally put on suddenly makes months of planning, days of travel and the… Continue

Added by Trip Jennings on November 27, 2009 at 1:50am — No Comments

BC Creeking





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 — No Comments

Trencin wave

Hi ,

after long time I already had time to edit a small movie clip from Trencin wave.…



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Added by Peter Csonka on November 25, 2009 at 5:01am — No Comments

Holiday Kayak Gear Sale with Free Shipping

Holiday free shipping promo and year-end closeout items on now on Harmony and AT Paddles Kayak Gear!



There's some under $50.00 sprayskirts and a few other items of interest in the discount section, check it out:



Wave Sport.com Holiday Gear Promotion



Visit the link for full promotion details.



If this is your Christmas List, you'll want to head… Continue

Added by Webmaster on November 24, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Team WS member Trip Jennings Wins Nat. Geo Grant to Stop Elephant Poaching

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 — No Comments

Cover picture of Hydro mag No.6/09

Hey guys,



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.





There is… Continue

Added by Jakub Nemec on November 23, 2009 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Chile Update

Hey Everyone,

I'm still traveling around with New River Academy and this quarter we have been exploring the beautiful country of Chile. This past week we spent in a hostel next to the Rio Claro.



(c) Taylor Cote



The Rio Claro has quite a few different sections to it: the Ventidos Saltos, the Entres Saltos, and the Siete Tazas.…



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Added by Taylor Cote on November 21, 2009 at 11:25am — No Comments

Some Norway playboating in Skjaak.

Here are a few clips from one days of playboating at Norway's Skjaak Wave..
Skjaak.mov

Added by Tyler Curtis on November 16, 2009 at 6:11am — No Comments

Whitewater Chile

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..

Whitewater Chile.



Another option if you are short on time and don't want to deal with logistics check out www.whitewaterchile.com



See ya there..

Tyler Curtis…

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Added by Tyler Curtis on November 16, 2009 at 6:07am — No Comments

Poe Tsang Poe

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.

Macy Burnham dodges around a Poe-tential hazard.…

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Added by Taylor Cavin on November 16, 2009 at 3:16am — 2 Comments

Daming the nile premiere in Paddler cafe

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 — No Comments

Snow Kayaking

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 — No Comments

End of season in Voss

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

Added by Mariann Saether on November 8, 2009 at 5:30am — No Comments

A Day as the Maipo's Ragdoll

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 — No Comments

Getting Ready for an expedition and found great helmet cam footage on Viosport

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.



Check it out:…



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Added by Trip Jennings on November 5, 2009 at 12:54pm — No Comments

2009 Halloween Truss Paddle

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

Added by Kim Becker (Russell) on November 4, 2009 at 6:22pm — 2 Comments

new combo - Space godzila linked to Mc nasty

Hi .

Yesterday when we was paddling on the famous Plattling wave my friend Capko said that he invented a new combo. So here it is ...



Space Godzilla linked to Mc Nasty





See you

Peter… Continue

Added by Peter Csonka on November 1, 2009 at 4:07pm — 1 Comment

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