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There are many fun rapids and waterfalls out there that are not located in the middle of a river run. Sometimes, you just want to pull the vehicle over, run one drop, and get back in to move on to the next adventure. While this is extremely fun to do, and is generally how the largest drops in the world are run, many people have trouble with getting themselves in the right mindset and zone for running a park and huck. It feels strange committing to something challenging with cold muscles…Continue
Posted on December 31, 2012 at 6:30pm
It has been a pleasure becoming more deeply involved with the Dagger brand as Pro Team Manager this year. The Team is comprised of individuals who are as talented as they are diverse. I knew most of them as friends before this transition, but my respect for them has only deepened since I started working with them on a professional level. I wanted to share a few things that Team Dagger athletes have accomplished in 2012:
Jason is doing…Continue
Posted on December 28, 2012 at 1:30pm
Gauley Fest 2012 was another one for the ages!
Great times were had by all, and it was a pleasure experiencing the event from my new role of Dagger Pro Team Manager. I was amazed with the amount of interest in the raffle Green Boat to benefit AW. People were stoked about the one-of-a-kind Storm color, and it was cool to pull the winning ticket and award Sir Matt Redmond with his new boat. His buddies carried him off in the boat on their shoulders!
That Sunday I got to…Continue
Posted on September 24, 2012 at 11:45am
It has been a pleasure to be involved in the testing of the new Dagger freestyle boat.
This boat represents a true collective team effort, fearlessly led by the Dagger in-house designer, Mark (Snowy) Robertson. Snowy started this project by interviewing the whole Dagger team to see what it is that that they want in their dream freestyle boat. Somehow, he aggregated all of this information and began design on the boat around several core…Continue
Posted on July 11, 2012 at 9:30am
The North Fork of the Payette hosted one of the sickest extreme races that the sport has ever seen this past weekend! After a qualifying event on the Lower 5 section of the river, the Giant Slalom Race got underway on Jacob's Ladder and Golfcourse, a 1/2 mile section of Class V that is absolutely unrelenting in its fury.
Paddlers took turns launching off of the Red Bull ramp, and remote control helicopters buzzed overhead with cameras on them. It was an incredible experience, and I…Continue
Posted on June 12, 2012 at 1:56am