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Tag Archive: 9R

01
Mar

Redemption

The story: Three years ago, I, a lowly fresher, completely new to kayaking, decided to step up to a relatively low run of the falls of Dochart. Safety was set and everyone on the river that day was fully prepared to fish me out if I, as expected, swam out of the hole under the …

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27
Feb

Wairoa Extreme Race 2016

I have been out in New Zealand for 2 months now, getting excited for the arrival of my new 9R.  It turned up a day before the Wairoa Extreme Race so, needless to say, I was super excited to try it out. This annual race is the first in the NZ Extreme WW race; Wairoa, …

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26
Feb

Man vs Hell

I largely despise any sort of Charity Challenge; far too often they are elaborate reasons for students to stroll up a mountain in the sunshine and feel empowered about it. Whilst it is brilliant that they have the forethought to raise money for charity, I’m not sure if going on holiday is the right way …

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22
Feb

Dominican Republic – Part IV: Staircase Section of the Rio Jimenoa

In December of 2015 Matthew Beauchamp, Steve Krajewski, Shannon Goshorn, and I headed to the island of Hispaniola to check out the rivers of the Dominican Republic. Although the island was experiencing a pattern of dry weather, we still found options to paddle daily and enjoyed a great time in this lesser known paddling destination.  …

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15
Feb

Dominican Republic – Part III: Upper Rio Jimenoa

Below: Matthew Beauchamp making the 9R fly! Photo by Steve Krajewski. In December of 2015 Matthew Beauchamp, Steve Krajewski, Shannon Goshorn, and I headed to the island of Hispaniola to check out the rivers of the Dominican Republic. Although the island was experiencing a pattern of dry weather, we still found options to paddle daily …

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03
Feb

Dominican Republic – Part II: Rio Blanco

Below: The road to the put-in is so infrequently driven it is almost completely taken over by moss. Photo by Steve Krajewski. In December of 2015 Matthew Beauchamp, Steve Krajewski, Shannon Goshorn, and I headed to the island of Hispaniola to check out the rivers of the Dominican Republic. Although the island was experiencing a …

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27
Jan

Dominican Republic – Part 1: Rio Yaque del Norte

Below: Matthew Beauchamp boofing off the wall.  Photo by Steve Krajewski. In December of 2015 Matthew Beauchamp, Steve Krajewski, Shannon Goshorn, and I (Adam Goshorn) headed to the island of Hispaniola to check out the rivers of the Dominican Republic.  Although the island was experiencing a pattern of dry weather, we still found options to …

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04
Jan

Gringo Journal

A collection of short diary entries and photos from Mexico, December 2015.  Day 1 The trip started off with a bang as we headed straight to Truchas, a cool little 20fter into a perfect 50fter. Waterfalls don’t get much cleaner than this, the only downside is a 80ft rappel down the side of an un-runnable …

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03
Jan

9R – She Be Lovin’ It!

The 9R is without a doubt the most fun and dynamic kayak I’ve ever paddled. I am not great at looking at a kayak’s design and immediately understanding how it will behave in whitewater, so after seeing footage and hearing that the 9R was designed to be a fast boat, I assumed speed would come with a …

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23
Nov

The Kynshi – The Best River in the World?

When I booked my flights to Meghalaya 6 months ago the Kynshi seemed like a thing of legends. Tales of an amazing river with hard white water, which had previously handed out a few beat-downs to some pretty good paddlers, made me both excited and apprehensive for the trip. Despite booking so far in advance, …

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