Worlds Training Log #2
So far this year I have competed in three Rodeos:
- Alabama Mountain Games
- T’Ville Triple Crown
- NOC Shootout
I have so far won all three, and moving on to my next event in a couple weeks. Everyday has been a blast and so far the only days I have taken off were traveling days. The other day I was considering taking a day off because my shoulder was bothering me, but I just couldn’t do it. So I jumped back into my boat, even if only for an hour. Did 100 Cartwheels both ways in the flat water- yes it’s a workout. Then did ten tricky woo’s both ways, and then fooled around with some squirts and stern stalls.
There are many moves that get better in a hole as they get better on the flats. Tricky Woos and Super Clean Cartwheels are the main ones I have noticed. But you can get better at a variety of moves in the flatwater….
Here are moves I like to practice in the flatwater all the time:
Super Clean Cartwheels
As far as my plan goes before worlds:
Level Six cup is next and then the Reno River Festival.
I was pretty torn deciding between Grand Prix and Reno, as I am dying to surf the big waves in Quebec. But this year Worlds is a pretty high priority for me, and two weeks of no hole boating could put a damper on my upward bound hole surfing. Not to mention I get to go visit my adopted little brother Jason Craig.
I am positive Grand Prix is going to be an amazing event, and I give big Props to Pat Camblin for pushing the sport in different arenas. I am stoked that he invited me, and I hope I can find a way, or earn my way into the next one! If it correlated with my plans better or wasn’t a full two weeks before worlds, I would be 100% committed. Cant wait to see how everyone fares out!
My schedule following is:
Green River Rodeo
BV Pro Rodeo
Paddler Pro Invitational
Teva Mountain Games
Hopefully I can work on my worlds routine at each one of these events! World Championships! Here I come!