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…Continue
Added by Kim Russell (previously Becker) on September 17, 2011 at 11:09am — No Comments
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!
Added by Josh Wedgwood on September 14, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments
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.
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
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
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
You know it’s like the physiotherapist come…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Josh Wedgwood on April 21, 2011 at 8:00am — 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
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.
Added by Kim Russell (previously Becker) on March 14, 2011 at 4:57pm — No Comments
The New Project X:
-Higher Volume (48 vs 45)
-More aggressive rocker profile
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!…Continue
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…Continue
After unfortunate cancelling trip to Mexico for kayaking and keeping the ticket for this year, our plan B was for some reason Colorado right away. Beautiful mountains, good lifestyle, friendly people and a lot of snow. I totally loved Colorado and its lifestyle anytime I was here kayaking so it was probably time to check what is going on here in winter. I know its unusual for a whitewater athlete to post pictures from ski&snb sessions but thats whats going on…Continue
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
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
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…Continue
Added by Kelsey Thompson on December 28, 2010 at 2:58pm — No Comments
Added by Kim Russell (previously Becker) on October 19, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments