Added by charlie simmons on March 23, 2011 at 10:43am — No Comments
It hasn't been the warmest here on the Ottawa but after being home for 3 days staring at the frozen river I simply had to go for a paddle.
After spending over an hour getting the truck stuck in the thigh deep snow of the take-out we finally suited up…Continue
Added by Tyler Curtis on March 22, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments
With clocks "springing forward" giving us one more hour of daylight, I figured it the perfect time to get on two creeks in a day: Cooper Creek and Canyon Creek, Washington. Separated by a forty minute drive, these two creeks are quality.
Copper Creek is a small tributary to the East Fork of the Lewis, located in Washington state. The section typically paddled is very short, and features one Waterfall (2 ftr, 6 ftr, 15 ftr), followed by the Final Five Gorge, five drops in a…Continue
Added by Kim Russell (previously Becker) on March 21, 2011 at 10:59am — No Comments
Added by Chris Wing on March 20, 2011 at 10:10pm — No Comments
It was a crazy long winter here in VT. We had a ton of snow and really cold temps. I'm so happy to put the winter sporting gear away and bust out the kayaking gear. It took a few weeks in March to actually be able to get on the water. The ice shelves on the rivers were pretty bad. We now have been having mild temps like 40-50 degrees with some rain and the rivers are flowing ice free! I've only been out a few times since I've been working at a cross country ski shop. This week should be a…Continue
Added by Elaine Campbell on March 19, 2011 at 4:12pm — No Comments
Photo copyright Dave Hoffman
One nice thing about living in the Columbia River Gorge is the vast array of rivers that lie within an hour's distance of driving. Friday, with the day off work, and rivers high after the week's…Continue
Added by Kim Russell (previously Becker) on March 17, 2011 at 10:03am — No Comments
Ever since the original Project came out back in 2005, I've been picking the boat apart with the help of Robert Peerson and the rest of Team WS trying to find ways to make an incredible design even better. We came out with an improvement - the carbon-only Project 54cx in 2009. This boat went better backwards and had ultra-slicey ends yet big pop for loops.
We've been working on fine tuning the next freestyle design ever since. The New River Dries in West Virginia is only 8…Continue
Added by Bryan Kirk on March 16, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Facebook Fan Robert Büchmann sent us his Project X video. He's in the Project X 56, and is loving it! "
Robert says, "It makes (it) so much fun to paddle and its so effortless"
Check out the new Project X at your nearest dealer.
Added by Kim Russell (previously Becker) on March 14, 2011 at 4:57pm — No Comments
What is the one injury most common amongst whitewater paddlers?
Shoulder dislocation due to general instability and lack of strength within the shoulder capsule.
The shoulder joint is what is known as a ball-and-socket joint in which the…Continue
Well..it that time of year again when it is time to head for home on the Ottawa River and let the cold water paddling begin. It has been 3 long months of NO paddling but a crazy amount of ski days.
It is looking like a ton of rain in Ottawa over the next few days which should start to free up the…Continue
Added by Tyler Curtis on March 5, 2011 at 7:18am — No Comments
The New Project X:
-Higher Volume (48 vs 45)
-More aggressive rocker profile
I have been paddling a Wave Sport Project 45 since 2007, and never thought I would make the switch to any other boat; I love my Project 45!…Continue
Added by Kim Russell (previously Becker) on February 23, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments
I have had my Project X for a couple of weeks now and I had yet to get it out other than for some very mediocre surf in Charleston and some flatwater. I had paddled the proto last fall quite a bit but I could not wait to get this freshie out on the water.
I spent the past weekend out paddling, the first real…Continue
Here is a quick edit of footage taken in 2010 with GoPro. It is footage from days sessions at Garb Wave on the Ottawa River..
Added by Tyler Curtis on February 21, 2011 at 4:43am — No Comments
Added by Albert Aixas on February 8, 2011 at 5:44pm — No Comments
So it's this time of the year again....cold temps, not a whole lot of water, and a handful of small playspots. I've found the ultimate cure for the winter timer blues - the Project X! This new design has allowed me to look at the low-water Gauley in a whole new light, and I am stoked to get this new boat on the river any chance I can get!
Canyon Doors at 2100 cfs!…Continue
Added by Bryan Kirk on February 8, 2011 at 3:24pm — No Comments
I’d never thought in a million years kayaking would take me where it has and now I’ve ended up in the wilderness of Africa on this amazingly magical island named interestingly enough, the Hairy Lemon. The White Nile has some sick playboating features for right on our doorstep. All we have to do is make a short paddle up the river and assume your place in line for surfs on either the Nile Special or Club Wave depending on the…Continue
Added by Taylor Cote on February 8, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
After unfortunate cancelling trip to Mexico for kayaking and keeping the ticket for this year, our plan B was for some reason Colorado right away. Beautiful mountains, good lifestyle, friendly people and a lot of snow. I totally loved Colorado and its lifestyle anytime I was here kayaking so it was probably time to check what is going on here in winter. I know its unusual for a whitewater athlete to post pictures from ski&snb sessions but thats whats going on…Continue
This past weekend, the Northwest experienced the largest storm since three years ago.
The Hood River flooded at 13.5 feet, relative to a normal 6.0 this time of year. The White Salmon gauge was underwater, and reached levels of what we estimate to be 8 feet and above. The Washougal reached 22,000 cfs, compared to 3500 cfs normally. Did I mention we had a ton of water?
On Saturday, a group of us made it out to one of the gem's of the Gorge: The Little…Continue
Added by Kim Russell (previously Becker) on January 19, 2011 at 9:48pm — No Comments
The Chronicles of Gnarnia is here to save the day. Are you tired of how hardcore all of these webcast and paddling porn videos have become? Are you sick of superhero pirate music blaring every time someone drops over a waterfall? Not to mention all of that rap music. Every…