I like big boats and I cannot lie...
Did you like that play on words? I thought it was cheeky and fun, but the truth is that I really have come to appreciate a large boat as a small paddler. This realization came totally by accident,…Continue
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Once upon a time in Minnesota, there was rumor of a creek that precariously meandered through the most arduous private property along Lake Superior's North Shore. That river is the Forbidden Fruit.…
another cold spring day on the North…
Added by Chris Baer on May 19, 2013 at 11:04am — No Comments
Joel Fedak enjoying the entry…
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Admittedly, I wish it was me that was taking this trip again. But I was happy to see a handful of my friends get their first experiences with the epoch that is a Grand Canyon trip. Dave Hepp, the head of the US National Whitewater Center Paddlesports program, gave me a shout about a month ago asking if he could borrow my Ethos 10 for their 14 day trip.
I was happy to help him out, but once again I can't stress enough, I would have rather been going in this boat. My…Continue
Added by Chris Wing on February 25, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Working on getting the nose back down after slipping through the…
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Chris Baer cleaning the last drop of Crazy Women…
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Unknown Paddler making his way Right of the…
Added by Chris Baer on July 24, 2012 at 8:35pm — No Comments
Rivers have dried up, releases are a bit more sparse and once again I'm basing myself out of Charlotte, NC for the summer. It's not a bad place to be, and with low water nationwide, I don't feel nearly as bad about not taking a trip this summer.
Launching a business and working full time on side projects and…Continue
Added by Chris Wing on June 18, 2012 at 12:38pm — No Comments
Getting things in order for the upcoming season media wise. Myself and partner Sam Fulbright headed out to our backyard run the Green River. The "miracle mile" which sports the big three rapids that everyone knows has had its share of filming over the years, so we felt compelled to film the section from Sunshine down.
There is a plethora of quality whitewater on this "forgotten section" and it was cool to get out and spend a full day paddling a river and filming. Here are a few of the…Continue
Added by Chris Wing on March 26, 2012 at 8:57am — No Comments
Crushing waves on the Rio…
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I learned this quick whitewater gear tip haphazardly when I did not want to deal with putting wet/dirty gear back in my gear bag that was still full of other gear that had not yet been wet and smelly that day. Turns out when you paddle multiple times in a day you collect a plethora of gear to help stay motivated. I find my motivation dwindles when the thought of climbing into humid, fetid gear becomes a reality, but I digress.
One of the easiest ways to keep things separate until you…Continue
Added by Chris Wing on February 28, 2012 at 7:41pm — No Comments
Finding myself out of my boat at the base of a 50 foot waterfall wasn't exactly the smooth reentry into paddling class 5 that I was looking for.…
Added by Chris Baer on February 23, 2012 at 5:21pm — No Comments
Photo: Dave Leatherman
Teaching has always been my priority in my kayaking and this summer has been no different.…Continue
Added by Chris Wing on August 10, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments
Sam Fulbright, partner in crime, and myself have been working hard on our next project for Chronicles of Gnarnia which will be an instructional segment to take your boating and personality traits to the next level. If you thought we were absurd before, just wait.
CHRONstruction drops on…Continue
Added by Chris Wing on May 3, 2011 at 8:32pm — No Comments
It has been a good couple of weeks here in the Asheville/Charlotte region for me as I finally knocked off…Continue
Added by Chris Wing on March 23, 2011 at 10:00pm — 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
IceMan Race 2010, Paddler: Chris Wing, Photo: Spencer Cooke Effort TV
Team Wavesport will be at…Continue
Added by Chris Wing on January 6, 2011 at 5:13pm — No Comments