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New Year's Flood: Project X and Diesel 80 Review

If I were to ever get lucky, last week was the week, because when it rains, it POURS! While the Northwest has been in somewhat of a drought, we finally got some water, and I managed to have a five-day weekend. YES! A chance to get my Project X on a legitimate wave, and profess my love for my Diesel 80.

            The Washougal Wave gave up some good righty's!  I love my Project X! …


Added by Kim Russell (previously Becker) on January 10, 2012 at 10:36pm — No Comments

Paddling Exploits!

Hi Guys,


With so little rain, its a surprise I have been able to do any paddling at all! Luckily, for my sanity, I have been able to do a low level upper dart run and also some freestyleing! 


The weekend of 10th/11th September saw a full-on weekend of freestyle and fun at the National Water Sports centre, Nottingham. The grand final of the ever popular Youth Freestyle…


Added by Josh Wedgwood on November 17, 2011 at 6:37pm — No Comments

The Bow Stall

The bow stall is an advanced playboating move that involves balancing vertically on the bow of your kayak in flat water. This move requires amazing control and will take lots of practice to master. Mastering the bow stall will improve your vertical moves and help you better understand the balance points of your kayak.



Added by Kelsey Thompson on November 10, 2011 at 5:41pm — No Comments

How To: The Cartwheel


I'm not going to lie...cartwheeling is hard. It's one of those moves that is hard to teach, hard to learn, and requires a lot of technique. It's one of those moves that you have to try and try and try until you get the "Feel" of throwing an end or two. Some people learn in flatwater first, where as others do better starting out in a hole. I, myself, learned in flatwater and it took me a little while before I could even double pump (initiate the bow and stern in flatwater). In other…


Added by Kim Russell (previously Becker) on September 17, 2011 at 11:09am — No Comments

Cardiff International Paddlefest 2011

The chance to try all things paddlesport!  From the very latest boats, paddles and kit to something new like Stand-Up Paddle Boarding. The day proved to be yet another great day on the water at CIWW!


With a range of cumecs throughout the day, fun events and evening entertainment; over…


Added by Josh Wedgwood on September 14, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Locals Only Intro

Making the intro to Locals Only was one of the funner parts of putting this movie together. Rather than going with a cliche intro that involved mountain time lapse's, water droplets moving in slow motion and athletes sporting gang signs I wanted to do something a little different. Enter Bryan Kirk and his favourite little kayak.



Added by Kelsey Thompson on August 28, 2011 at 2:05pm — 1 Comment

Mixing up my paddling!

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

Summer @ the Park


Photo: Dave Leatherman

Teaching has always been my priority in my kayaking and this summer has been no different.…


Added by Chris Wing on August 10, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Competitions and Training!

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.…


Added by Josh Wedgwood on July 16, 2011 at 7:51am — No Comments

Week of Training and Competitions including a Youth Freestyle Event at the new Olympic Course!


3 white water courses, 1000miles travelling and 2 competitions in 5 days!  Just got home from a week of training and competition at various spots in the UK. Over the last few days I have been on KJO's World of Champions training program. On the course this year were 5 of us including Junior European Champion Quim and other members of the…


Added by Josh Wedgwood on April 21, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Soggy Southeast, A PFD, and Dialing in the X (VIDEO)

Anaconda, Raven Fork.  Photo: Vaughn Corum

It has been a good couple of weeks here in the Asheville/Charlotte region for me as I finally knocked off…


Added by Chris Wing on March 23, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Facebook fan Robert Büchmann sends us his Project X video


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.


Enjoy the…


Added by Kim Russell (previously Becker) on March 14, 2011 at 4:57pm — No Comments

In Review: The Project X 48



The New Project X:



-Higher Volume (48 vs 45)

-More aggressive rocker profile

-Slicier bow


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!…


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…


Added by Chris Wing on February 21, 2011 at 10:58pm — 1 Comment

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!



Added by Kelsey Thompson on January 17, 2011 at 4:00pm — 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…


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

Project X can do it all!

I don't think it's a secret that everyone on the Wave Sport team is really excited about the new Project X. It's super loose, releases off of the water with ease, loops huge and is surprisingly stable and smooth on end. For a boat that is only 5'11" long I was shocked at how well it cartwheeled, much easier than any other short boat I've paddled. Even though it has more volume than the Project 52 it's easier to initiate cartwheels because of the slicy side wall and more retentive because of…


Added by Kelsey Thompson on December 28, 2010 at 2:58pm — 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.


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

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

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

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