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Bren Orton

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Date registered: January 3, 2012

Latest posts

  1. Kayaking in Tibet — August 28, 2019
  2. Breaking Out of the Routine — May 28, 2019
  3. Big Water Appreciation for the Machno! — March 20, 2019
  4. Snow Day in the Ripper! — February 6, 2019
  5. A Whole New Love for the Ripper! — January 5, 2019

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28
Aug

Kayaking in Tibet

I have been lucky enough to travel to almost all of my childhood dream kayaking destinations, but there has been one country at the top of the list for a long time.

28
May

Breaking Out of the Routine

It can be scary trying new things on the river, however, I think it’s a large part of why I find kayaking so addictive.

20
Mar

Big Water Appreciation for the Machno!

It isn’t as rewarding as the 9R, and it doesn’t feature the learning curve, everyday joy and surprises of the Ripper, but my goodness when the river is rowdy am I happy to be in my Machno!

06
Feb

Snow Day in the Ripper!

Don’t let a little bit of cold weather stop you from getting out and enjoying the river, even if you were born south of Warrington.

05
Jan

A Whole New Love for the Ripper!

The Ripper is the best choice of kayak for people looking to learn how to whitewater kayak, not just bimble down over the top, but learn how to ride every part of it and shred every rapid.

21
Oct

Lessons Learnt Through Changing Kayaks

As I think back to the different kayaks I have used, I find it interesting to reflect on all of the lessons they have taught me. I used to be a diehard freestyle kayaker, and dropped pretty much everything in a freestyle kayak until I met Dave Fusilli and got into a creekboat (a Shiva) …

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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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