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The Little Klickitat

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…

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Added by Kim Becker (Russell) on January 19, 2011 at 9:48pm — No Comments

The Chronicles of Gnarnia - Top 5 Green Race Crashes

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…

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Added by Chris Wing on January 19, 2011 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Winter in VT

Just wanted to check in and let you know what's been going on here. My last day of boating was December 5th paddled my local creek and ended the season with a new creek. It's been over a month since I've paddled and I'm starting to go through withdrawals. I have about a month and a half left of no boating and then I'll head south to start the season off hopefully by March 1st. It's kind of nice to put the gear away and take the winter sports gear out but man do I miss… Continue

Added by Elaine Campbell on January 19, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Project X Loop

Just sharing a little teaser for some instructional film that I will be providing for the public soon, the X is not disappointing so far.  Check out the huge flat water loop, no over thruster, beach ball or anything.  It likes to pop!  More coming…

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Added by Chris Wing on January 18, 2011 at 12:59am — No Comments

Pre-order Locals Only and win a Wave Sport Kayak!

I'm pleased to announce that my upcoming movie Locals Only is now available for pre-order through Rapid Transit Video. Pre-orders will close on April 15th and everyone who purchase's a copy before that time will be entered into a draw for a free Wave Sport boat of choice including the all new Project X! The winner will then be announced on April 25th. Huge thanks to Wave Sport for there support with this project and offering a boat for this draw!

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Added by Kelsey Thompson on January 17, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Last few days on the Ottawa

 

Now that winter is in full force I am sorting through all my photos from the past season and I am quickly getting very excited for the 2011 paddling season. 

I will post some of the best images I captured throughout 2010 in the next few days, but for now I though I would share a few images…

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Added by Tyler Curtis on January 17, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Northern Sweden Video Edit

Here is a short edit of some paddling from Northern Sweden. This place has some epic whitewater and a ton of unexplored stuff. I will be spending some time in the 2011 season exploring more.

 

http://vimeo.com/18818098

 

Added by Tyler Curtis on January 16, 2011 at 9:57am — No Comments

Rolling

I am continuing to have rolling troubles.

 

For a while I was about 60 to 70 percent of the time effective and able to roll on the river.  Last year grad school kicked my butt and I was unable to practice until late in the year and since then I haven't been able to roll.

 

At practice last night I almost had it going but was bring the head up and killing the momentum.  Then I started thinking about my paddle and head movement and didn't keep my hip snap…

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Added by Paul Wolf on January 16, 2011 at 1:21am — 3 Comments

December to Remember

The huge storms of December, 2010 gave me one big problem: how to dry gear? It just kept raining down low and snowing up high. I saw the biggest flows since I moved to CA in 2007. I got a streak of 7 straight days on the water. It was good.



This video shows a ride at the Gay Wave on the Confluence Run of the North Fork American River. The Confluence Run gets the flow of the North Fork and Middle Fork American, making it one of the bigger volume options in the Sierra. It was so…

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Added by Taylor Cavin on January 7, 2011 at 12:51am — No Comments

2010 Review- Photo Slideshow



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Added by charlie simmons on January 6, 2011 at 5:58pm — No Comments

Wavesport @ IceMan Race in Columbia, SC with Project X

IceMan Race 2010, Paddler: Chris Wing, Photo: Spencer Cooke Effort TV

 

Team Wavesport will be at…

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Added by Chris Wing on January 6, 2011 at 5:13pm — No Comments

Manns Creek - The Real Deal

When most people talk about running Manns Creek in WV, they almost always refer to running Glade Creek to the confluence of Manns Creek and continuing down to the New River. This in itself is arguably the best all-around, most 'classic' West Virginia creek.

 

'Real Manns Creek' refers to Manns Creek proper, which starts near the horse stables in Babcock State Park and continues to the confluence of Glade Creek. On the map below, the differentiation between the two different…

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Added by Bryan Kirk on January 5, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Update from Jakub Nemec

"Since mid September I have been hanging out and kayaking around East coast of the US. Its been fun times for sure. I found a job to make money for kayaking trip to Mexico in winter and have been living with my wifes family in Pennsylvania. Of course we took some weeks off to go kayaking, explored what big boys PA has for us and did some playboating on weekends.



Here is a bunch of sick pictures for you to check. Courtesy of Meg Smith (…

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Added by Wave Sport Marketing on January 4, 2011 at 5:06pm — No Comments

Got Lower Back Pain?

 



As paddlers, we use our core…

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Added by Kim Becker (Russell) on January 3, 2011 at 10:27pm — 2 Comments

Season's End II and Photo Yearbook

Departing the old and into the new year with a bang! Paddler: Chris Wing, Photo: Kyle Irby

 

A few years back I concluded my season with a highlight reel aptly named "Season's End."  While traveling and…

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Added by Chris Wing on January 3, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

New Year's Resolutions 2011



1. I resolve to drive some shuttles this year to pay into shuttle karma. You know how awesome it is to get shuttle sorted out by an adventure chaser (politically correct term for shuttle bunny). I will pass that feeling unto others when opportunities arise.

 

2. I resolve to continue to clean up rivers. The other day I picked up a ruined cell phone off the bank of Shirt-tail creek. Later at the take-out I was rewarded by finding a nice hatchet!

 

3. I resolve…

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Added by Taylor Cavin on January 2, 2011 at 11:27pm — 1 Comment

A Roll Clinic Chilean Style

While New River Academy was at the Rio Claro, we had a special opportunity to teach a group of Chilean high school students how to roll. This was definitely something totally different. All of us gathered up enough of our gear to outfit every kid for our clinic and we got together a bunch of our boats together too. Trying to explain all the steps in Spanish to the girl I was teaching was a challenging feat. But, our Spanish teacher was sitting on shore happily answering any questions we had…

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Added by Taylor Cote on December 31, 2010 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Staying in Pucon

Our last location in Chile was the ski-like town of Pucon. It is definitely one of my favorite places to be in this beautiful country and is very tourist friendly. It is also very kayaker friendly too. It has two

kayak shops in town-Kayak Pucon and Kayak Chile. They both have a plethora of

boats for you to rent. Pucon at this time has so many rivers running like the

Trancura, Palguin, and Maichin for example. Pucon also has other fun things for

you to do…

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Added by Taylor Cote on December 31, 2010 at 3:01pm — No Comments

The Upper Palguin

One of my favorite rivers we paddle while in Chile is the Upper Palguin. It is about a class 3-4 run. This run is full of waterfalls and boofs galore. You hike in about a quarter mile and cross over a landbridge.

Then you’ll seal launch into the gorge. It is definitely a lot colder when

you’re in it so dress accordingly. Before the first drop is a big eddy for your

whole group to fit into. There is also a place to get out on the right if you

would like…

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Added by Taylor Cote on December 31, 2010 at 2:59pm — No Comments

Playing Around With the Go Pro

So I got a Go Pro for Christmas. Luckily I've been cleared by the doctor to paddle, and it's time to gather up some good footage. I'm taking everything slow at first, but I couldn't resist testing out the camera on the water. So here's my first kayaking edit using the Go Pro. Nothing fancy or impressive, but let me know what you think:

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Added by John Nestler on December 29, 2010 at 9:23pm — No Comments

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