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Green Race - 2010 Wrap Up

Race Day, photo: Christine Boush



I never get used to the feeling of the “what now?” syndrome I suffer from every year. Currently sitting at Lake Chatuge in Georgia with my good friend and training partner Brad McMillan, we are both jittery and restless trying to figure out what to do with ourselves.



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Added by Chris Wing on November 14, 2010 at 11:38pm — 1 Comment

Devil's Postpile



Kevin Smith on the Devil's Postpile of the San Joaquin





For more click:

http://guttersoftheearth.blogspot.com





Taylor…

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Added by Taylor Cavin on November 10, 2010 at 2:34am — No Comments

2010 Halloween Paddle





Every year it is tradition for Hood River locals to get together for a Halloween paddle down the Green Truss section of the White Salmon River,

WA. This year there were over 15 paddlers, dressed in everything from bam bam and pebbles to angels, clowns, democrats, nurses and frankenstein.









Myself and Jesse…

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Added by Kim Becker (Russell) on November 5, 2010 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Fuelled Friends..



This fall has been a very interesting one for water levels on the Ottawa River. In the last 6 weeks we have seen everything from -3 to the high water flow of 15. It has allowed us motivated paddlers time on every feature the Ottawa has to offer and it has also offered us the opportunity to utilize some of our fuelled friends such as the JET SKI.
Oh yes...we had some epic days on the Ottawa using…
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Added by Tyler Curtis on November 5, 2010 at 5:47pm — No Comments

BETTER THAN YOU IMAGINED



This past year has been a very good one for myself. I've been able to paddle pretty much full tilt the entire year in a wide variety of locations, BC, Quebec, New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, USA and the giant waves of the Ottawa & Saint Lawrence Rivers.



Throughout the year I've been working with Five 2 Nine productions on a web based TV documentary called "CURRENTS" (to watch episodes of currents visit: www.five2nine.ca ). The first… Continue

Added by Tyler Fox on November 2, 2010 at 6:08pm — No Comments

Hand of god for the devil?! Photos from the halloween paddle!

Thanks to Heather and Nate Herbeck for inspiring a super fun paddle! I hope everyone had a great Halloween!





Brilliant insight on the woes of our country from Rob Bart and the tea party:



Jesse Becker, happy clown:…

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Added by Trip Jennings on November 2, 2010 at 12:01pm — 1 Comment

New Look to H2o Dreams



http://www.h2odreams.com
I figured since they turned the river off today, I would become a functioning member of society and actually get to some of my much needed website updates. I recently had my friend Trent Thibodeaux design a new logo for my business, which is sick by the way, and I would accompany it with a…
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Added by Chris Wing on November 1, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Project X Macho Move Video

Bryan Kirk is ok at Macho Moves. Check out this slow-mo shot I got of him in the new Project X while shooting for my upcoming movie Locals Only.


Kelsey…
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Added by Kelsey Thompson on November 1, 2010 at 1:15pm — 1 Comment

Giving Some Thought To Kayaking Injuries

Just the other day I was reading a post by Andy Maser about his experience with a dislocated shoulder. I thought it was interesting, but didn't think too much about it. Afterall, how likely is it that I would dislocate my shoulder kayaking?




The more I think about it though, the more I realize just how often…
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Added by John Nestler on October 30, 2010 at 6:53pm — 1 Comment

12 days to go.....2010 Green River Narrows Race!

(Gorilla/long boat 10/23/10, charlie simmons)
Big thanks to my…
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Added by charlie simmons on October 25, 2010 at 11:40am — No Comments

Project X at Diagonal Ledges

So if you haven't heard already the Project X is where it's at. This boat is the best playboat I've ever paddled, hands down! Lately I've been paddling a lot with Bryan Kirk on the Upper Gauley and hitting up all of the little holes along the way. Wanting to get the X out on a wave lead us to Diagonal Ledges on the Lower, we liked! Here's a little video I put together of Bryan getting his groove on at Diagonal Ledges,… Continue

Added by Kelsey Thompson on October 21, 2010 at 6:39pm — 1 Comment

I love the Fall in New England!

We got more rain just as promised! A bunch of us planned on going to the Moose Fest but then we bailed when the rivers around my house in VT came up. A bunch of friends came over including my brother Mark. We paddled the West Branch of the Deerfield River at 3ft on Saturday. We had a great time paddling my home creek. While we were boating Jeff took a ride to the hardware store and picked up some insulation so when we got back everyone was put to work putting up…

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Added by Elaine Campbell on October 21, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

10 Gift Ideas for Christmas 2010

1. Wave Sport Project X:



With its debut at Gauley Fest, the Project X is fast becoming the most anticipated playboat of the year. Available January 1, 2010, just in time for a belated Christmas Gift.





Contact your local dealer for ordering instructions.



2. Adventure Technology: AT2 Super… Continue

Added by Kim Becker (Russell) on October 19, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

19 days and Counting.......Green River Narrows Race!

Saturday November 6th 2010; marks the day. The Green River Narrows Race is one of the worlds most extreme kayak races, and this year is the 15th annual race. There are several categories in which racers will sign up; Kayak (long…
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Added by charlie simmons on October 18, 2010 at 11:59am — No Comments

How To Loop

Awhile ago, I worked with the fabulous Chris Wing at a sick play spot called “Eternity Hole”. It was great to be able to start working on playboating again and all the fun tricks you can do. During this play session

we worked on loops, eternity hole being one of the friendliest and fun spots to

work on this specific trick. So after working on “plugging” for a bit and how

to make sure your boat doesn’t go off to one side or the other and that it

stayed…

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Added by Taylor Cote on October 17, 2010 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

2010 CaliBurnFest





This past weekend was CaliBurnFest, a weekend-long festival on the Burnt Ranch Gorge section of the Trinity River near Arcata, California.



Friday featured a big-air surf contest at Camel Rock, while Saturday featured a mass-start downriver race through Burnt Ranch Gorge.…

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Added by Kim Becker (Russell) on October 13, 2010 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Fall Rain

We got a bunch of rain in the northeast and a ton of stuff ran. I hung out at home in VT and paddled some great rivers and then went to NY when stuff in VT got low. I called some friends and told them that they need to come to NY to paddle and they did! We had great days on Inner City Wave and we all got to run a new river which provided a few of us to get beat down. That story will be told soon with a video.…



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Added by Elaine Campbell on October 12, 2010 at 7:50pm — 1 Comment

Gauley River Slots and Project X Video

I've been paddling in WV for the past few weeks throughly enjoying Gauley season and the new Project X! Last weekend I decided to bring my tripod and camera gear to shoot some video for my upcoming movie Locals Only so I paddled the Diesel 80 for a little more luggage space. I took the opportunity to shoot some of the slots and moves on the Gauley with my gopro camera. Along the way I got a few cool shots of Bryan in the Project X too. Check out the… Continue

Added by Kelsey Thompson on October 12, 2010 at 1:04pm — 2 Comments

Project X and BUS EATER Wave



Rain, rain, and more rain brought the water level of the Ottawa River to the bring of spring flood. The ottawa river locals put themselves on Stakeout watch for the slowly approaching high water Bus Eater Wave. The level never quite got to prime but the 'almost' Bus level had to be surfed.
This was my first time surfing a sizeable wave in the new Project X and good times were certainly had. A small crowd gathered to…
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Added by Tyler Curtis on October 11, 2010 at 12:06pm — 1 Comment

Playboating: Use It or Loose It

Recently Z-Dam was running in Richmond, and my buddies and I were stoked to get out there and throw some tricks. We weren't expecting to be anything like these guys, but we figured that we would be better than we were last season.


Wrong.


We hadn't been playboating in over 6 months, and instead we spent the summer creeking. I guess it was time to pay the price, and our…
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Added by John Nestler on October 10, 2010 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

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