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Matt Samms

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Date registered: January 3, 2012

Latest posts

  1. The Z-one — May 24, 2011
  2. 44th Red Moshannon down river race — March 30, 2011
  3. Please call first, jackets required — March 14, 2011
  4. Holtwood whitewater park? — February 12, 2011
  5. Holtwood action — November 3, 2006

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The Z-one

I got to jump in the Z-one and take it to my favorite spot, Holtwood dries. The Z-one is a sister to the inazone and a step back to the days of longer playboats. I had a blast in my new river runner/ playboat, it is very fast and stable. The Z-one plays like you …

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44th Red Moshannon down river race

So this weekend was the 44th annual Red Mo down river race. A grass roots race with the most diverse group of paddlers to be found anywhere. Well or at least in Grassflats PA on this 28 degree day. So with the classes ranging from short canoes, to wildwater boats if you paddle you can …

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Please call first, jackets required

Well the east got hammered with rain, add to that the warming days and snow melt.And that has brought the Susquehanna river to “biblical levels” as Brad from Starrk Moon would say. The flows are around 500,000 plus CFS. That is more than twice the average flow over the lip of Niagara falls. So as …

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Holtwood whitewater park?

the first flow study group


Holtwood action

Well the rain has brought the Susquehanna river up and the Holtwood section has gotten some use. Holtwood is a great spot and everchanging the hydro dam can change the water level several feet in just a few minutes. This area serves up some great rides. check out