Heading out of the country with your favorite whitewater toys for an international adventure can be daunting, stressful, and downright exhausting. As we embark on our second trip to Chile this winter, I’m using a layover to reflect on some tips and tricks that have made our travels with lots of gear and a bit of uncertainty wildly fun and gratifying. …Continue
Added by Lydia Cardinal on October 28, 2014 at 3:42pm — No Comments
In the rush to paddle in increasingly exotic locations, sometimes the British classics can be easily overlooked. …
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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…Continue
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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.…Continue
I was recently fortunate enough to spend two weeks in the Mexican jungle kayaking some of the best whitewater in the world. This was, on all accounts, an adventure. The airline lots my kayak and paddles, these showed up four days later. Luckily I had packed a break down paddle in my carry-on and could rent a boat from the hostel I was staying at. If you're ever in Mexico you should stay at Aventurec, they are very hospitable to kayakers and have everything you could need. With my Recon 83…Continue
Added by Caleb Adams on January 26, 2014 at 5:54pm — No Comments
I just got into a Mobius this past Friday for about an hour after work. And, what can I say, this boat definitely plays to my style.
It took about 5 minutes to outfit, which meant more time on the water. The first thing I noticed sitting in it was it definitely felt shorter than my Project X56. I'm a tall guy, at 6'1", and despite feeling shorter, it was still pretty comfortable on my feet.
Rather than a warm up paddle I just dropped right in... here's the highlights of the…Continue
1) Get to the top of the feature: There are a few different ways you can do this, but essentially you are trying to slow your boat down in some way so that it drags you downstream (or higher up on the wave). You can lean downstream in a front or side surf digging your edge in or stopping your boat from planning on the entire hull. You can plant your paddle in…Continue
Added by Devyn Scott on December 31, 2012 at 5:08pm — No Comments
Eventually we are going to run out of different manoeuvres and ways to manipulate our boat in one bounce, but we will never run out of different combos. Spin to Airscrew is one of the easiest ones to do (as long as you know how to airscrew) but here are a couple tips to make sure you land it clean, and get all your desired amplitude.
1) Get to the top of…Continue
Added by Devyn Scott on October 28, 2012 at 1:33pm — No Comments
Some Photos and video of some Trent Lock action this summer...…Continue
Added by George Younger on September 28, 2012 at 8:56am — No Comments
New Zealand, or Okere Falls, NZ if you really wanted to narrow it down, has, over the past 5-8 years produced some of the World's fastest kayakers. If you've ever been to the kaituna river, or participated in any event in…Continue
Added by Tyler Fox on February 21, 2012 at 3:27am — No Comments
Once again I've teamed up with Mike Mckay of Five2nine to bring you a look into a years worth of amazing paddling by some of our sports top paddlers on some of the sweetest rivers on the globe. As always quality filming, tight editing, and a…Continue
Added by Tyler Fox on December 28, 2011 at 1:54am — No Comments
After 2 years of failed / aborted Cali trips, I was finally able to pull it together. Everything came together, and on top of that Mother nature stepped up to the plate to play as well with a 200% snowpack in the Sierra's.
In turn with my entire Cali season we hit the timing perfect!…Continue
Added by Tyler Fox on September 21, 2011 at 3:27pm — No Comments
Recently I have been mixing my padding up a bit... Surf Kayaking in Pembrokeshire, Sea Kayaking on the Severn Estuary and (of course!) freestyle.
Despite the small surf (about 2 or 3ft all week) at Whitesands beach I still was able to get out on the water to throw some wave moves and work on some of the higher scoring tricks. I have been working hard on my Air Screws, Back Stabs and Helixs. Also did some longer paddles exploring caves and looking for seals!
Added by Josh Wedgwood on August 16, 2011 at 4:34am — No Comments
Yesterday I headed south for another paddle at Lee valley the UK's new Olympic White Water course soon to be home of the London 2012 Olympic Games. I was joined by Wavesport UK's Tom Pattison and Wayne Astley. I had completed my assessment to paddle there a few weeks ago so the boys first had to be assessed by one of the coaches to paddle on the courses.
There are 2 courses at the new UK site the Legacy course aimed for those who are not quite up to the speed of the Olympic course and…Continue
Added by Dale Mears on August 15, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments
It was Friday night and I had forgotten all about the event the next day! On the Friday the sun was out and prospects of a hot weekend looked promising! Sat in a beer garden sinking beers for fun, the weather man must be wrong I thought. Later that night the heavens opened and you guessed it, it rained and not the usual showers we get here in Britain but the very wet sort! Torrential rain came down and plenty of it!
I woke on the Saturday morning hoping for a dry morning, but no it…Continue
Added by Dale Mears on July 20, 2011 at 6:06am — No Comments
Rain is lashing the window... finally some water after this dry spell! Despite the low levels I have still been out on the water plenty of times over the last few weeks!
Last weekend was one of the Youth Freestyle events, held at Boulters Weir. With the Club Championship very looking very close we bought along lots of NACC paddlers to try and win the trophy again!
I had agreed with Jacko to run one of the morning coaching sessions, focusing on video analysis.…Continue
Added by Josh Wedgwood on July 16, 2011 at 7:51am — No Comments
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…Continue