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The Folly of Reaching for Perfect

I have been out teaching a lot lately and sometimes ideas crop up for articles, I was sitting in an eddy recently and giving some feedback and it surprises me the pressure paddlers will put on themselves to strive for perfection. Honestly, I think it is pretty rare to achieve perfection... read more on …

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Added by Chris Wing on February 19, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

I'M BACK!!!! A reflection on an injury and how it effects everything...

I just returned from the Ice Man Race in Columbia, SC and due to an injury this was only my second time in my boat since last August. I finished up in 8th with a solid time amongst a competitive field and it felt great to be back at it.…

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Added by Chris Wing on January 11, 2012 at 11:32pm — 2 Comments

IMPROVISE SHORT FILM - Paddling in Colorado

Photo: Stephen Forster    Paddler: Chris Wing  …

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Added by Chris Wing on October 29, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

How to: Keeping the bow dry, boofing waves and holes

Every river runner should have at least a few advanced skills in their quiver that will help to manage their boat control in pushy currents.  Learning to boof waves and holes can be a critical piece to that equation and can be the difference to moving your boat where you want it or letting the river take control and…

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Added by Chris Wing on August 29, 2011 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Summer @ the Park

 

Photo: Dave Leatherman

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

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

CHRONstruction - How to Boof

The dynamic duo are back at it again. This time with some stellar instruction on the coveted and extremely important boof. The crew meet with boofing expert from BIT (Boofing Institute of Technology) and teach him the true way to boof. Sit back, CHRONStruct, and enjoy!!

 

 

Added by Chris Wing on May 25, 2011 at 9:48pm — No Comments

Kayak CHRONstruction, next phase of kayak instruction

 

Sam Fulbright, partner in crime, and myself have been working hard on our next project for Chronicles of Gnarnia which will be an instructional segment to take your boating and personality traits to the next level.  If you thought we were absurd before, just wait.

 

CHRONstruction drops on…

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Added by Chris Wing on May 3, 2011 at 8:32pm — No Comments

Warmups for Freestyle Paddling

Though these exercises are designed for freestyle paddlers in mind, these are exceptional ways to get warmed up in any boat.  This video tutuorial from H2o Dreams has that particular focus in mind.

 

Added by Chris Wing on April 4, 2011 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

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…

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

The Latest and Greatest Chronicles of Gnarnia, "Better Than You."

That's right folks, we completed the movie and it is ready for you to view, you better have your action hats on!  

 

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Added by Chris Wing on March 20, 2011 at 10:10pm — No Comments

Finally!

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…

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

The Chronicles of Gnarnia - Top 5 Green Race Crashes

The Chronicles of Gnarnia is here to save the day. Are you tired of how hardcore all of these webcast and paddling porn videos have become? Are you sick of superhero pirate music blaring every time someone drops over a waterfall? Not to mention all of that rap music. Every…

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Added by Chris Wing on January 19, 2011 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Project X Loop

Just sharing a little teaser for some instructional film that I will be providing for the public soon, the X is not disappointing so far.  Check out the huge flat water loop, no over thruster, beach ball or anything.  It likes to pop!  More coming…

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Added by Chris Wing on January 18, 2011 at 12:59am — 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…

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

Season's End II and Photo Yearbook

Departing the old and into the new year with a bang! Paddler: Chris Wing, Photo: Kyle Irby

 

A few years back I concluded my season with a highlight reel aptly named "Season's End."  While traveling and…

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Added by Chris Wing on January 3, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Green Race - 2010 Wrap Up

Race Day, photo: Christine Boush



I never get used to the feeling of the “what now?” syndrome I suffer from every year. Currently sitting at Lake Chatuge in Georgia with my good friend and training partner Brad McMillan, we are both jittery and restless trying to figure out what to do with ourselves.



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Added by Chris Wing on November 14, 2010 at 11:38pm — 1 Comment

New Look to H2o Dreams



http://www.h2odreams.com
I figured since they turned the river off today, I would become a functioning member of society and actually get to some of my much needed website updates. I recently had my friend Trent Thibodeaux design a new logo for my business, which is sick by the way, and I would accompany it with a…
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Added by Chris Wing on November 1, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

P56X First Impressions, and Sizing Considerations

At first glance this boat looks exactly like it acts on the water; fast, loose, maneuverable on waves. The one thing I wasn't expecting was how well it would perform for me in holes.…



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Added by Chris Wing on October 5, 2010 at 2:18pm — 1 Comment

Keep the Drive Alive! Preparing for Competition

Before you even prepare to compete you have to justify to yourself why you are even competing in the first place. A lot of this thought process will help you determine how you will go about your training and mental preparation for

competition.





For example, is it for fun? Or do you have the dogged determination to win it all? Do the two have to be separate?…

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Added by Chris Wing on September 24, 2010 at 12:22pm — No Comments

USNWC PRO-AM, A benefit for FIRST DESCENTS (VIDEO)



Well, my season has officially winded down at the ol' concrete ditch in Charlotte, better known as the US National Whitewater Center. But not before going out with a bang of course. August 28th we held the first ever Pro-Am event that benefited FIRST DESCENTS, a camp designed for cancer patients/survivors. The event was organized by close friends Jason and Samantha Miller. They have been pretty…
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Added by Chris Wing on September 6, 2010 at 12:43pm — No Comments

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