Worlds Log #2, Grand Prix/ Reno Debate/ Results So Far and Moves in the Flatwater!

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:

Tricky Woo’s

Lunar Orbits

Super Clean Cartwheels

Felixes

Splits

Loops

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

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS!

Hopefully I can work on my worlds routine at each one of these events! World Championships! Here I come!

Emily Jackson

Comments on “Worlds Log #2, Grand Prix/ Reno Debate/ Results So Far and Moves in the Flatwater!”

  1. Marilyn
    April 22, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    WOW~ I knew u were good but after seeing u this weekend i realized how really good u are. U are the same age as my daughter and it amazes me to see u doing those stunts that u were pulling at the NOC. Girl, u need to post more of ur stuff~ then ordinary ppl (women like me) can repost it and let other women and young ladies see what u are doing….TRULY AMAZING~:)

  2. April 22, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Last year Emily was really, really good for a girl. This year Emily is just really good. Impressive to see what happens when you work on the tricks you CAN’T do well instead of showing off all the tricks you CAN each practice session. Inspiring jump in her performances and NOT just compared to the girls!

  3. Jim
    April 22, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Yea ; I remeber seeing her as a very little girl ; boating around the pool in Greenboro NC . Now she all grown up ; married and a Great Boater; who is only going to get Better. Always Fun to see her and Dane paddle and more Fun to be on the river with them.

  4. George Williams Sr.
    April 23, 2011 at 5:01 am

    Take care of your shoulders kid. Fame can be fleeting. Longevity makes you legendary.

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