Added by Kim Becker (Russell) on June 14, 2013 at 4:20pm — No Comments
Added by Kim Becker (Russell) on May 24, 2013 at 8:56pm — No Comments
After a very long winter with not enough paddling what better way to start off the summer than with a trip across Europe. The first of the Euro cups was to be held in Plattling, Germany on 10th till 12th May and this would be the main stop off on our trip.…Continue
Added by George Younger on May 20, 2013 at 4:39pm — No Comments
Day 2 of the Northwest Creeking Competition came as racers woke misty eyed from the nearby Macklemore dance-off. Breakfast was cooked for the Hood River Gorge-ians by The Kayak Shed (Special thanks to John Hart and the crew!), and we were off to an early…Continue
Added by Kim Becker (Russell) on April 27, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
The Sea Otter Classic is to mountain biking what the Northwest Creeking Competition is to whitewater paddling. This event draws hundreds of paddlers and spectators alike as folks have the opportunity to compete in three downriver races in two days. It is also the second event of the Western Whitewater Championship Series, the NW's premiere whitewater racing series. This was my fifth year attending the event, and one that will always…Continue
Added by Kim Becker (Russell) on April 26, 2013 at 5:29pm — No Comments
Paddlers gather just below the Finish Line (Photo: Zach Collier)
The day was Saturday, March 13, 2013. The Wind River was at 5.9ft, a perfect medium flow with just enough juice to cover the F’U rocks. The last Pedialyte had been drank, and the…Continue
Added by Kim Becker (Russell) on March 29, 2013 at 3:54pm — No Comments
After an epic journey from Leh over 5300m passes and getting stuck in a snow storm Team Wave Sport UK kayaker Steve Brooks finally reached Manali.
Situated on the banks of the…Continue
Added by Steve Brooks on March 4, 2013 at 6:59am — No Comments
The Columbia River Gorge is a paddler’s paradise with over 20 runs in a half hour radius of Hood River, Oregon. This number swells with the wintertime rain, as paddlers giggle at the thought of what to paddle the next day.
Recently a group of us chose to rally Canyon Creek, a Washington classic. Canyon Creek is a class IV/V waterfall playground, with a handful of boulder gardens, and fun boofs. With names such as Swizzle Sticks,Terminator, Prelude, Thrasher, Kahuna, Champagne…Continue
Added by Kim Becker (Russell) on March 3, 2013 at 8:05pm — No Comments
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
So a few weeks ago I picked up my brand new Wave Sport Recon 83 from the Perception / Wave Sport factory (cheers guys). With a large amount of rain and snow melt in the UK it wasn't long before I got it out on the water.
Friend of mine Richard Brinkmann is on a mission to run 10 waterfalls in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. A couple of…Continue
Added by George Younger on February 22, 2013 at 10:19am — No Comments
Finally recovering from a long weekend of Extreme Racing and Event organizing. The Kaituna Time Trial was the first event of the weekend. It entailed two race runs down the length of the Kaituna River (regular section) with your combined times adding up to give you your total time. I…Continue
Added by Tyler Fox on February 17, 2013 at 9:26pm — No Comments
In 2012 I have been fortunate enough to make two trips to Uganda, once in January/ February and again in November/ December. Whilst the trips where both to the same place they were both very different in nature.
Uganda is renowned to be the perfect playboater’s winter retreat, far away…Continue
As a whitewater kayaker, it’s just as important to choose the right paddle as it is the right kayak. The paddle becomes an extension of your body, so it’s only logical to choose one that is comfortable in your hands, and feels good! If only it were that simple: what about all the different blades designs? Should you choose carbon fiber or fiberglass? How long should it be? Should you paddle a straight or bent shaft?…Continue
Added by Kim Becker (Russell) on January 6, 2013 at 10:24pm — No Comments
2012 was a big year in kayaking for me. It started out like any normal kayaking year…Continue
Added by Kyle Hull on January 2, 2013 at 1:52pm — No Comments
Added by Tyler Fox on December 30, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Scouting is just another term for decision-making; in essence, you are looking at what lies ahead and deciding what course to take. A major key in progressing from class 2-3 whitewater into the realm of class 4-5 is the ability…
If I had to pick one river in the entire world that I though hosted the most number of kayak races per year ... it would have to be, without a doubt, the Kaituna River. We have mass starts, time trials, multi-sport, slalom, short boats, long boats, raft, swimming, and even inflatable races down this river ... so when Ben Robson came up with an idea for a totally new style of race to be held on the Kaituna, we were all interested in what he could have possibly thought…Continue
Added by Tyler Fox on December 17, 2012 at 8:19pm — No Comments
Since it's December first, we might as well start talking about Christimas. It's only three weeks away, and it's time to start thinking about gifts for your paddling partner(s)!
Added by Kim Becker (Russell) on November 30, 2012 at 6:41pm — No Comments
The 2012 Whitewater Symposium was held at Wet Planet Whitewater in Husum, Washington on the weekend of October 12-14, 2012.
It was a gathering of whitewater's most inspirational and influential individuals from all parts of the industry: instructors, professionals,…Continue
Added by Kim Becker (Russell) on November 17, 2012 at 5:07pm — No Comments
Report from India - Part 1
Team Wave Sport UK kayaker Steve Brooks has been out in India on a 2 month mission. He led a successful 7 day self-support kayaking expedition down the Tsarap Chu and Zanskar rivers in Ladakh, known as the Grand Canyon of the Himalayas. “Kayaking on the Roof of the World is something special” said Steve, as the team drove over 5200m passes, ran numerous box canyons,…Continue
Added by Steve Brooks on November 13, 2012 at 5:06am — No Comments