Added by Brad McMillan on September 11, 2012 at 2:03pm — No Comments
This year in late April I made my first trip to paddle in British Columbia. On our way home to Montana Evan and I quickly hucked a few waterfalls and jetted back south to Big Sky country. The next trip, a month later, we rallied some high water down the Ashlu Box and Callaghan creek in the Whistler and Squamish areas! For several months of the year there are many classic runs to be had in these areas.
Moving out of the BDP Mansion in White Salmon, WA, I drove to Missoula and met up…Continue
Added by Erik Johnson on September 9, 2012 at 11:46pm — No Comments
Belfort, NY - A couple hundred squatters have ignored the "no camping" signs at the Taylorville put-in and set camp…Continue
Added by Kenny on September 8, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments
The natural runoff has long been gone here in Colorado, all there is left is to boat is a few dam release runs that are fading fast. With such a low water year in the state I was amazed at how good of a season we had down in Durango. It lasted 2-3 months of great levels on pandoras box and vallecito creek, two of the best runs out there. Vallecito creek is one of the best creek runs anywhere, the only downside is that it is only a mile long but that mile is stacked with great rapids. The…Continue
Added by Tom Janney on September 7, 2012 at 3:26pm — No Comments
For many whitewater kayakers on the East Coast, Fall is racing season. The Gauley, Russell Fork and especially the Green Race bring kayakers out in droves to experience the thrill of paddling fast down quality whitewater.
For the past 7 years I've been involved with Team River Runner, a great organization that helps Veterans find healing through participation in paddle sports. Every fall for the past 7 years TRR has held a…Continue
Added by jason beakes on September 5, 2012 at 6:05pm — No Comments
A couple weeks ago, I packed up and left the Yukon for Squamish, BC. I'd never boated in BC (except up near the Yukon) before, but what I'd heard, more or less, was, "Your threshold for being scared will going to go way up." Also, "Everything is bigger in BC." Well, after a couple weeks there, there's definitely some truth to it. The rivers aren't necessarily harder, and the local ratings aren't as sandbagged as everyone claims (or my opinions are also sandbagged), but almost every run comes…Continue
Added by Nick Gottlieb on August 29, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments
World cup started up last weekend with the first event of the series being held at Rock Island. I arrived on Thursday afternoon for one training session before the competition. I had never been to Rock Island at this level and the feature was very difficult to figure out especially in the 3…Continue
Added by Brad McMillan on August 29, 2012 at 1:05pm — No Comments
Added by Anna Levesque on August 23, 2012 at 2:03pm — No Comments
I have been traveling all summer and have visited some amazing river valleys! I have had a blast and feel uber strong in my kayak right now. Half way through my travels, dubbed the Truth Tour, I picked up my good Kiwi buddy Jordy Searle. Our story has been fun to tell wherever we have visited as a Tennessee…Continue
Added by Nick Murphy on August 22, 2012 at 5:42pm — No Comments
The other day I got the opportunity to spend a little time at the Pigeon River on the feature that has been built there. An incredibly fun, fluffy, bouncy, and retentive hole. I didn't get to spend a whole bunch of time there but did get a bit of video. Enjoy!
Added by Brad McMillan on August 19, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments
With just about a week until the first event of the 2012 Canoe Freestyle World Cup coming up lots of competitors are showing up to the Southeast! Everyone is training hard hoping to make the top spot.
Personally I had not really been in a playboat over the past year until about a month ago when I decided to start training... Oddly enough things seem to be coming together recently as I have been getting back used to my playboat and doing those "Front Flip"…Continue
Added by Brad McMillan on August 17, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments
I really liked the original Mamba. It was stable, forgiving, easy to maneuver and easy to roll. The perfect boat for beginner whitewater kayakers, and a fun boat for river running class III/IV. Because we put all of our beginners in the original Mamba I was nervous about the new design and whether it would be just as good. Now that I’ve had the chance to paddle and teach in the new Mamba this season I am a convert! The new series featuring the Mamba 7.6, 8.1 and 8.6 is awesome. It’s even…Continue
Added by Anna Levesque on August 13, 2012 at 12:03pm — No Comments
My favorite part of kayaking is it's amazing freedom to seemingly take you to every corner of our beautiful planet. By packing my Nomad for a multi-day expedition and setting off into the wilderness I feel like I am touching…Continue
Added by Nick Murphy on August 3, 2012 at 3:31pm — No Comments
One of the best creeks in Montana this only gets run by a few groups every year. This year I teamed up with my long time friend Jonny Meyers to go harvest some Montana goods that neither of us had paddled before this year. …Continue
Added by Tyler Bradt on July 23, 2012 at 6:08pm — No Comments
The last couple of months I have been towing around my sweet new $300 1959 camper trailer from race event to race event hitting the scene and getting back into shape.
I have been recovering from my back break at Abiqua falls about a year ago and a finial recent surgery in which to two…Continue
Added by Tyler Bradt on July 23, 2012 at 5:58pm — No Comments
From the first Radical Play Machine to the next, introducing the Dagger Jitsu!
I am truly honored to be able to write my impressions of the soon to be available Dagger Jitsu, our newest freestyle project! It's been a little while I know but that wait will be well worth it. This boat has…Continue
Teigdal is one of the best sections I've run in norway. Lots of rapids, drops and sick slides. Not further than 30 min from Voss is my favorite one so far and got a lot of potential... still a super stout first D in there for the ones who want to go big and doesn't care about landing on a few rocks!…
Added by Aniol Serrasolses on July 20, 2012 at 8:45am — No Comments
Watertown, NY - Police arrive on the scene to find Chris "The General" Koll with an open container in one hand and a fistful of bottle…Continue
Added by Kenny on July 20, 2012 at 1:46am — No Comments
Kayaking isn't always about pushing yourself to run harder whitewater or big drops/rapids. There have been numberous examples of amazing endurance feets in our sport most notably in the past 5 or so years are Tommy hilike and John grace running the middle fork of the kings in a single day. This feat was repeated 2 seasons ago by ben stookesbery and chris korbulic, I was on a 5 day trip down the run when chris and ben passed us at the end of the bottom 9. The two seemed as fresh and calm…Continue
Added by Tom Janney on July 15, 2012 at 5:52am — No Comments