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Colorado Winter Update

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…


Added by Jakub Nemec on January 21, 2011 at 10:21pm — 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

2010 Review- Photo Slideshow


Added by charlie simmons on January 6, 2011 at 5:58pm — 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

Giving Some Thought To Kayaking Injuries

Just the other day I was reading a post by Andy Maser about his experience with a dislocated shoulder. I thought it was interesting, but didn't think too much about it. Afterall, how likely is it that I would dislocate my shoulder kayaking?

The more I think about it though, the more I realize just how often…

Added by John Nestler on October 30, 2010 at 6:53pm — 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

Endless River Adventures Blog on Project X - Confessions of a Closet Playboater

About the time that I finally figured out how to get past the third end in a cartwheel, the word on the river was that “cartwheels are out, loops and ariels are in.” Wouldn’t you know once again I would be a move behind when it comes to playboating. But in my quest to figure out cartwheels I had fallen in love with the EZG—partly because I could do flat water cartwheels in it, but also because stability is high on my priority list when it comes… Continue

Added by Webmaster on September 21, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Black Canyon of the Gunnison VIDEO!!!


Just got done with my summer gig in Colorado and I am roadtripping around NorthWest these days. Here is a video from Black Canyon I put together the other day - ENJOY!


Added by Jakub Nemec on August 30, 2010 at 3:02pm — 1 Comment

Tanya Faux Pro Spotlight on LVM

Checkout this great video interview on Wave Sport's Tanya Faux from LVM!

Click below for the Vimeo video link

Added by Webmaster on August 26, 2010 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Photo Unload....now and then 2010

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Added by charlie simmons on August 25, 2010 at 5:27pm — No Comments

Loving Life in NC

Here are some latest local shots, and some of the first natural flow ive gotten since moving to NC (LOW WATER IS BETTER THAN NO WATER).... though the almost daily dam released Green River Narrows runs are nothing to complain about!!!

Here you will see the cascading 50ft. Rock Creek Falls, first showed to me by my buddy Will Dowling whom never stopped…

Added by charlie simmons on August 25, 2010 at 5:24pm — No Comments

How to repair a indented nose

Soon or later, everybody will hit the nose of the kayak in this way:

It's not a kayak fault, it's our fault. However this kind of damages, if the plastic is not broken, are really easy to fix. Now we'll learn to make the plastic malleable and reduce the indentation.

First of all you need to warm up the material either in the middle of the indentation and the edges. You need to be careful to do not melt the plastic, but just warm it up until you… Continue

Added by Michele Ramazza on August 25, 2010 at 7:45am — No Comments

Black Canyon of the Gunnison

All good here in Colorado. Summer is getting to the end, we got last full on week of work and then who knows what is gonna happen.

Last weekend I had a great time on Black canyon of the Gunnison with some of my best friends Yonton Mehler and Bryan Owen aka Astral buoancy, Brent Toepper aka badass guy who reps for Sweet in Colorado, Milo from

Crested Butte and Daniel Windham from…


Added by Jakub Nemec on August 20, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Lake Creek pics

When I posted video called My Home I called Pine creek rapid my home run. It is true but its easy, accessable, convenience and fun run. In this blogpost I would love to introduce you some of my best home runs ever called Lake creek. It flows in valley next to the road no. 82 called Independence Pass. Most of the summer its really high and running bottom section would be pretty hard core. You can run upper section though and it includes some fun class IV-V…

Added by Jakub Nemec on August 2, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Epicocity Project's expedition on Nat Geo next Monday!

Last year, EP teamed up with National Geographic Monster Fish guru Zeb Hogan and a pair of Brazilian scientists to explore a remote 400-mile-long river — the River of Doubt (now called the Rio Roosevelt) in southwestern Brazil. Our mission: catch the tuna-sized catfish and paddle the Class V whitewater Teddy Roosevelt first described during his exploration of this Amazon tributary in 1914. Like Roosevelt, we walked away with mixed success, but that's the nature of expeditions--especially in the… Continue

Added by Trip Jennings on July 28, 2010 at 3:27pm — No Comments

June Video Update

Last week has been pretty busy for me. Have been working as a safety kayaker on Arkansas river, kayaked every

day after work, worked for catering company making lunches at nights and

also edited movie from June spent in Colorado. Here it is, hope you

will like it.

Only 20 minuttes…


Added by Jakub Nemec on July 19, 2010 at 1:43am — No Comments

My Home video

This July I am based on the Arkansas river in Colorado. Its great out here. I work almost every day as a safety kayaker for Timberline Tours. In my time off I go kayak somewhere else or work on my videos, designs and gear improvement for next years..

Here is a video of my home run called Pine Creek. Its super fun class IV+ run I kayak every day. Sometimes twice or more because we raft it comercially as well. I…

Added by Jakub Nemec on July 17, 2010 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Oh Be Joyful creek

After almost two weeks working every day I got two days off to visit my friend Brent Toepper in beatiful Crested Butte area. Of course it wouldnt be me just to go visit friend. There was an Oh Be Joyful race going on last Sunday..

Thats what OBJ is all about. Slides, drops and FUN - Jakub kickin freewheel off 8 footer

After safety kayaking run on Saturday me and my…


Added by Jakub Nemec on July 5, 2010 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

Gilman Gorge, CO video and pictures

Week before Teva games I got a phone call from the boss of Timberline tours in Colorado that they are looking for a safety kayaker for this summer. Chance of getting paid, being able to kayak every day doesnt come every day so I said “Yes, of course!”

These days I kayak every day. Safety kayaking for rafting trips in the morning and…


Added by Jakub Nemec on June 14, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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