I have had the pleasure of paddling my new redesigned Mamba 8.6 over the past few days, and I have to say that this boat is blowing my mind! I never thought that I would say this, but it may replace my Nomad 8.5 as the primary creekboat.
Warming up for the Teva Mountain Games Homestake Creek Race!…Continue
Added by Chris Gragtmans on May 27, 2012 at 9:49pm — No Comments
Well, as the paddling season wraps up, I've been looking back at some media from what was truly an epic year in the paddling world. One event that I was honoured to be a part of this year was the Whitewater Grand Prix. You've probably seen alot of the competition media from this event, but the paddling that we did in between the competitions was every bit as incredible. One of the highlights for me was certainly…Continue
Added by Chris Gragtmans on November 16, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Tatlow Creek is 100% classic BC class V. There's a brutal 4x4 road, heinous bushwacking, huge mandatory drops, and giant trees that you need to boof next to. You will also find crystal clear water that you can drink right out of the river, two 20 footers, two 30 footers, a 40 footer, and an absolutely spectacular gorge that you would be hard-pressed to beat for scenery. If you are up to the challenge, it will deliver and then some!
The hike-in is up a mountain, and then a…Continue
Added by Chris Gragtmans on September 25, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments
I put this blog post up few weeks back about an intense run in Southwestern BC, Fear Canyon of the Elaho. Here is the video of my first run down the river...
I have to say that the Nomad 8.5 is definitely my happy place for large volume…Continue
Added by Chris Gragtmans on September 3, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments
I'm just checking in from Canada, where levels are sick and the weather is beautiful.
I went down to the Black River in Watertown, NY this past weekend for a super fun day of racing and hanging out! The Black was the site for the first of the Whitewater King of New York race series, and I wanted to jump in and fire down some of those rapids with the local…Continue
Added by Chris Gragtmans on July 20, 2011 at 2:46pm — No Comments
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
Last weekend marked the annual Demo Days Festival at the Nantahala Outdoor Center. In addition to a weekend full of boat demos the event also hosts the NOC Freestyle Shootout and the Dagger Dash Attainment Race competitions. This years events saw high water due to heavy rains on Friday night which led to some tricky competition environments but allowed everyone to slip away in the mornings and evenings for some great runs on the Cascades. All in all it was a great weekend as the sun…Continue
Added by Chris Gragtmans on September 11, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments