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Monthly Archive: Aug 2015

31
Aug

9R Review

This boat is receiving a huge amount of attention for good reason! I live on the west coast on North America and there are only two boats that people are currently paddling or want to paddle. They are the 9R and the Tuna. Everything else has the same limitations. Ok, now I understand that a …

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26
Aug

Racing California’s Cherry Creek

The Cherry Creek Race Class V endurance racing. That’s what the Cherry Creek Race is. There are several class V kayak races that happen around the country each year. Each of them pose their own challenges to the racers. None of them require the competitors to paddle all out for 40 minutes through stacked class …

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24
Aug

How to Airscrew

After the front loop the Airscrew is one of the most sought after tricks out there, and for good reason, they look *sick!  (*Sick = Really good) The definition of the Airscrew is ‘a 360 degree aerial barrel roll on the horizontal axis of the boat’. To do this trick you are going to need …

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19
Aug

Colorado 2015 – Part I: Browns Canyon and Clear Creek

This year’s trip out west began like they all do, with a long drive through the night, across the flat plains in the middle of the country.  With a dismal snow pack in the PNW and California, our sights were set on Colorado again this year.  John Kern and I made the normally 22-hour drive …

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17
Aug

Stakeout | For the Young Ones

Stakeout, freestyle kayaking’s big wave tour and an annual pilgrimage for us to Canada. This is the land where some of the biggest waves and rapids in the world are found and where freestyle kayaking is pushed the hardest. Spring time in Canada is always special, some of the biggest whitewater in the world is …

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06
Aug

Back to back adventures in the Pyranha Fusion – Selway River and Sea Kayaking in the San Juan Islands

Over the past two weeks I have been on two very different adventures and seen so much variety from my Pyranha Fusion – 47 miles of the Selway River in Idaho and the tides, currents, and coastline of the San Juan Islands in western Washington. I ended up doing these two trips back to back …

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