He goes by many names but regardless of what you call him I'd like to introduce Team Dagger's Chris Gragtmans all around excellent paddler and nice guy! Check out the video links as well.
Where are you from? Where do you live?
I am originally from Kingston,…Continue
Added by Andrew Holcombe on May 31, 2011 at 1:51pm — No Comments
Added by Tyler Bradt on May 24, 2011 at 3:19pm — No Comments
The Whitewater Grand Prix was far and away one of the most impressive whitewater competitions ever to happen. It has raised the bar for whitewater competitions and is a true testament to Whitewater Kayaking's continued progression. With the six stages of the event being of varied disciplines and held on some of the burliest and biggest water of Ontario and Quebec, this competition would decide undoubtedly the top paddlers of the world. Freestyle Showdown, Head to Head, Best Trick Contest,…Continue
Added by Tyler Bradt on May 24, 2011 at 3:15pm — No Comments
*Anyone can do it- With the versatility in the sport of kayaking today, it really does allow for anyone to be able to take part. Between recreational kayaks, sea…Continue
Just checking in from California to say what an awesome time we had on the water yesterday with our Team Dagger Paddle at the Riverstore in Coloma, CA yesterday! The weather could not have been better and the water level was great. California local and Dagger friend Diane Gaydos helped me out with the paddle and we were joined by lots of great people for a run down the "C to G" section of the South Fork of the American.…Continue
Come out join us for a paddle on your local river! Learn new tricks, skills, or just come out for a fun day Team Dagger is joining with the following retailers for paddling events around the country. Check the dates and locations below and hope to see you out there! Also contact the store for specific information on the paddle.
The Riverstore, Lotus CA
Team Dagger attending: Laura Farrell
Added by Andrew Holcombe on May 18, 2011 at 3:53pm — No Comments
Simply put, Idaho whitewater is famed for being big. Last year, the kayaking world witnessed the explosion of water down the North Fork of the Payette and created one of the largest and most technical runs in the World. What caused this run off was a combination of several warm weeks preceding with above average snow pack and then a massive rain storm which dropped about 2in of rain. This combination resulted a utterly massive and powerful river, and if you haven't gotten a chance to…Continue
Added by Andrew Roan on May 17, 2011 at 11:47am — No Comments
If you're anything like me, texting and driving is safe compared to driving along a river in the spring time! This year is especially bad if you live in the Northern Rockies, California or the Northwest. After a MASSIVE snow year, all signs are pointing to an equally epic run off. It's time to get ready for spring, paddling and all things awesome!
Here are a few key pointers to get ready for big water.
1. MOBILITY IS KEY! Avoiding injuries is better than rehabbing and…Continue
Ladies and Gentleman please allow me to introduce longtime Team Dagger paddler Pat Keller. Read on and enjoy some questions and answers with one of the smoothest, fearless, and enjoyable paddlers out there. Be sure to check out the video of Pat's recent 1st D of Wolf Creek Falls:…Continue
Added by Andrew Holcombe on May 6, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments
For such a young event, the Sandy River Showdown certainly had its act together. It could have been the perfect weather, or the Mt Hood Community College film crew following the competitors around everywhere; either way, the event was a success.
Downriver races on Saturday attracted both World…Continue
Added by Susan Hollingsworth on May 4, 2011 at 12:57am — No Comments
Metlako Falls. Photo by Erik Boomer.
"I think it's a really healthy lifestyle," Christie said as she explained to me why she loves kayaking. Most people might not think that setting world records for waterfall descents is necessarily a "healthy" lifestyle, but it…Continue
Refining Your Boof: Avoiding Landing on your Edge
You’re a boofing machine! The timing and placement of the stroke are no longer a mystery and you’re boofing everything in sight. The next step is to begin refining your technique. In this piece I want to shift the focus from the beginning to the end, that’s right the landing. By perfecting your landing you give yourself more control, which is a very good thing when those drops start stacking…Continue
Added by Andrew Holcombe on May 2, 2011 at 2:08pm — No Comments
I just got done racing at the Robe Canyon Downriver race. It was a two person team event. The time stopped once both team members crossed the finish line. Darren (Little D) and I won the race with a time of just a bit over 28 minutes.
It was a great race course with many places to save, and lose time. There was even a mandatory portage as part of the race. It was the most unique race I have ever attended.
Hope to see you there next year.
Added by tao berman on May 2, 2011 at 1:23pm — No Comments
Take a look at our daily Bomb Flow TV updates from the Whitewater Grand Prix!
Added by Tyler Bradt on May 2, 2011 at 11:02am — No Comments