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Brendan Orton

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Date registered: January 3, 2012

Latest posts

  1. How to outfit your new Pyranha kayak! — September 22, 2018
  2. How to Stern Squirt! — June 22, 2018
  3. The Fastest I Have Ever Gone in My 9R — May 27, 2018
  4. To the Machno, “I’m Sorry!”: A Review by Bren Orton — April 17, 2018
  5. Bren Orton’s Top Three Rapids of 2017 — March 12, 2018

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22
Sep

How to outfit your new Pyranha kayak!

Quick tutorial I made of how I personally take my kayak from factory fresh to river ready in under 30 minutes! Enjoy you new kayak, see you on the water! Bren Orton  

22
Jun

How to Stern Squirt!

I absolutely love this trick, there is nothing more awesome than the feeling of sliding the tail of your kayak into the eddy line, feeling the power of the river engage on your tail, have the nose of your kayak fly up into the air and be spinning vertically down the river. The Tailee requires …

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27
May

The Fastest I Have Ever Gone in My 9R

We had an unbelievable day out today. We got off a Fantasy falls lap late last night, woke up and rallied to Tenaya. I had heard of this slide and even remember seeing it in an old kayaking film a few years ago, but seeing it in person was crazy; this thing is by far …

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17
Apr

To the Machno, “I’m Sorry!”: A Review by Bren Orton

You’ll have to forgive me for sounding elitist in the following few sentences, but when I hear a kayak described using words like ‘predictable’, ‘forgiving’, or ‘confidence inspiring’, my initial thoughts are, “boooooring… not for me!” View it as you will, but I love high performance, aggressive kayaks that require you to put in the …

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12
Mar

Bren Orton’s Top Three Rapids of 2017

As the snow melts and the rivers begin to be filled with possibilities, I am thinking forwards to the goals, projects, and descents that I want to accomplish over the coming year; 2017 was a ridiculous year on the water for me, Here are the top three rapids that I ran. 1: Little White at …

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03
Jan

“When the going gets tough, the tough get going”

“When the going gets tough, the tough get going”; whilst this is often merely a clichéd, pretentious antimetabole that is used to ill-effect to motivate people of larger and softer proportions to stay on the treadmill for a few minutes longer, it is also what I wrote down in my journal during my last trip, …

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02
Nov

Prevention is better than cure

A lot of time when we talk about ‘safety on the river’ peoples minds are drawn to heroic images of throw bags spiralling across the river into desperately waiting hands, numerous Z-drags working in cohesion to retrieve a pinned kayak and a live baiter grasping someone from the clutches of a hole. These are all …

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10
Oct

Bren’s First Year at Sickline

Throughout kayaking history, many races have come and gone, but there is one that has been around almost from the beginning of extreme kayak racing and has maintained its position as one of the top races in the world; the Adidas Sickline World Championships. Born from humble beginnings almost 10 years ago in Austria, Sickline …

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16
May

Learning the Little White

The Pacific North West has earned itself a reputation as one of the best destinations for kayaking in the world. Home to a diverse selection of rivers, slides and waterfalls, the area is a geographical paradise for all level of kayakers but especially those looking to pursue the art of free fall. The waterfalls in …

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26
Feb

Nile air | Bren’s top 5 moments from Uganda

When I was younger and hatching plans to run away from school to pursue kayaking full time there was one place at the top of my list, The White Nile in Uganda. Home to perfect waves, huge rapids and warm weather this river will forever hold a special place in my heart. I have now …

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