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My year in a nutshell...

Desperate times call for desperate measures.

Sometimes shoulder rehabilitation goes well, while other times it's completely and utterly depressing, and feels like you've fallen off the face of the Earth. Maybe not completely, but mostly……

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Added by Kim Becker (Russell) on August 19, 2014 at 1:15am — No Comments

Taming the Lizard Brain, Part I - The Uphill Battle

We spent the majority of our summer traveling, presenting and teaching through our Tributaries Tour, presented by Wave Sport Kayaks. It has been an absolute treat for us to get back out on the road and meet new communities of paddlers, present ideas, but more importantly listen to their ideas and adapt our practices. …

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Added by Chris Wing on August 13, 2014 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Moving Up and Getting Down: a Case for Different Boats and Different Sizes

It’s no secret: I love my Diesel 60. Seriously, I’ve spent so much time in that boat, I feel like I think what I want it to do and it responds. It was the boat I learned to roll in and remains my go-to craft any time I’m hopping on something new, namely because I know how to move it better than anything else I paddle. When I found out I was going to be getting in a creek boat for the first time when we headed down to Chile, I was reluctant to hop in something that…

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Added by Lydia Cardinal on August 11, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

The North of Sweden

After spending some time over the past few years in Sweden I think it is due time that I start to give hype to the amazing paddling Sweden has to offer. I am not sure what it is but the northern parts seem to draw me in with the potential of exploration and quality whitewater that is…

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Added by Tyler Curtis on August 6, 2014 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Initial Thoughts on AT's Advanced Series Paddles

LOW  PRICE,    HIGH  PERFORMANCE

Adventure Technology (AT) have always been known amongst whitewater kayakers for producing some of the best paddles that…
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Added by Natty Cordon on July 31, 2014 at 8:15am — No Comments

Fun times in July

July has been a busy month with events and traveling.  It kicked off with the Deerfield River Fest in MA.  I set up a booth for Wave Sport right next to the NRS booth which was run by Blake.  We had lots of visitors just chilling out in our booths and Kenny brought cake so it was a good night!  Confluence Outdoors donated a couple boats for the Silent Auction.  Maui Jim, KEEN, Accent Paddles, and Zoar Outdoor all donated to American Whitewater for the Silent Auction.  Even I donated a free…

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Added by Elaine Campbell on July 30, 2014 at 10:44am — No Comments

Kings River Celebrations: part 1

The natural flow kayaking season in California this year was comparatively short, but as always the goods are good if you can get them.  Of the local day runs, highlights for me included North Feather (Tobin section), the elusive Gay Wave on the Main American, South Yuba (Purdon's to Bridgeport), three runs on the Golden Gate section of the South American, two runs on South Silver Creek, and a run on the Silver Fork of the American.  A few rivers were in for good long windows, but some did…

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Added by Taylor Cavin on July 25, 2014 at 3:57am — No Comments

Epic European Summer Paddling

Freestyle kayaking has impacted my life in so many ways! I get to compete in an amazing sport, make friends, and travel the world. The summer started off traveling with some of my best friends to Colorado to compete in the Go Pro Games and Fibark, then it was off to Europe to compete in the 2014 ICF World Cup Series…

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Added by Hunter Katich on July 23, 2014 at 2:25pm — No Comments

GRAND PRIX –The Time Trials Experience.

Keeping the momentum of the Whitewater Grand Prix going and entertaining the creeking aspect of the whitewater world, we found ourselves in the town of Shawinigan. It was time for the Extreme Race Time Trial stage. In true WWGP fashion we arrived to an intense looking slide waterfall combo…

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Added by Tyler Curtis on July 19, 2014 at 8:27am — No Comments

How to Survive Norway

Whether you have been to Norway or not, you will either know or have heard about how incredible it is, so there’s not much point in me telling you that. Rather, I feel it is better to sum up my trip through a series of hints and photos which will give you some idea of what we got up to, as well as helping you to make the most out of your own trip.…

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Added by Natty Cordon on July 18, 2014 at 9:20am — No Comments

GROWING PAINS - Wave Sport presents the Tributaries Tour

Good, original, ideas can be hard to come by. Getting them to actually work can be nothing short of a miracle... Or so we have come to find out. (Short attention span? Skip to the bottom to check out free clinics offered by Wave Sport Kayaks and…

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Added by Chris Wing on July 15, 2014 at 4:02pm — No Comments

Sunshine in Sesia

Italian paddling is famed for that perfect combination of food, drink, sunshine and whitewater, so when I got the chance to spend a week in Valsesia at the beginning of June, I couldn’t resist.

The first day got off to a pretty sluggish start. Having all got a little…

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Added by Natty Cordon on July 12, 2014 at 8:17am — No Comments

New School Mobius vs. Old School Amp

I had the pleasure of surfing with Bryan Kirk in the Mobius while I rocked the old school Amp on Couch Wave on the Salmon River in Idaho. The Mobius sure looks sharp! Thanks for the photo Will Stauffer-Norris.…

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Added by Devon Barker-Hicks on July 8, 2014 at 10:21pm — No Comments

First Impressions: The Mobius

Being July in the Northwest, we're a tad short on water and play, but we're still high on stoke (did I really just say that?)! My shoulder rehab has been a long process, but I'm officially back in my boat, and able to do the important things like boof, cartwheel, and wave wheel! YES!…

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Added by Kim Becker (Russell) on July 5, 2014 at 7:11pm — 1 Comment

WWGP -Head To Head Race

Once the Gladiator event was finished the giant migration of athletes started. Our next stop would take us to the province of Quebec and the Rouge River to compete in a Head to Head boater cross event. We all arrived to bleak rainy weather and traces of snow still on the ground. The spring rains had…

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Added by Tyler Curtis on July 3, 2014 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Road Rules: Staying Healthy & Keeping it Cheap while Traveling

We’ve been spending (a lot of) time on the road lately, and it has been an adjustment to stay healthy and present without blowing our budget or dirtbagging it too severely. With a bit of planning and a little resolve, you can keep your travels relatively cheap and fairly healthy if you keep your on-the-road lifestyle flexible. Here’s a few tips & observations from our spring and summer travels that allow us to make the most of our time on the road in a positive way.…

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Added by Lydia Cardinal on June 30, 2014 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

West Branching with Team Z and a new sponsor

Living in Readsboro, VT has so many whitewater options.  My favorite is the WB of the Deerfield.  This section runs with snow melt and rain.  A big thunderstorm rolled in Wednesday night and dropped like 5 inches of rain in the area.  I checked the level first thing in the morning and it was running at a great medium level.  We put on and it was 2 feet.  My Recon 70 kills it on this run!  Check out the video of my Recon 70 in action!…

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Added by Elaine Campbell on June 29, 2014 at 9:48pm — No Comments

The Gladiator -WWGP

After my warm up day and first day in a kayak in over 6 months it was time to get the Whitewater Grand Prix going.

The water levels on the Ottawa River turned out to be perfect for one of the biggest surf waves being surfed today…GLADIATOR. The sun was shining and the energy level of the…

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Added by Tyler Curtis on June 27, 2014 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Video update

I put together a video of a day paddling at Hole Brothers in NY using my Wave Sport Mobius 49 and some squirt boating at Consumption Junction on the Deerfield River in MA.  I'm finally getting this squirt boating thing sorted out.  I wish I started this years ago because I live like 30 minutes  away from an amazing squirt spot.  

The Zoar Outdoor Demo Fest begins tomorrow so I'll be there in the Wave Sport booth and will be helping out with mini clinics.  There's still some…

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Added by Elaine Campbell on June 19, 2014 at 9:33am — No Comments

Idaho Wilderness Day Trips!!!

Idaho is known for its outstanding wilderness river multi-day trips, but here is awesome day trip Lisa Marie and I did two days in a row.

Bruneau River

Length 10 miles

Put-in- Roberson Trail East or West

Take Out- Normal Bruneau take out (before first diversion dam)

Flow- 327 cfs and up (over 2,000 cfs the river is non-stop)

Permit-self-issue at the take-out only

Gage-…

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Added by Devon Barker-Hicks on June 17, 2014 at 9:12pm — No Comments

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