It has been a long time since I became a “full time kayaker” and my income came from kayaking. When I was 16 I got my first job as a whitewater photographer on the Kennebec River in Maine. I haven’t looked back since. Back then I was already a “Playboater” and was
Max is very excited about his Fun1 and even when we’re not on the water he likes to wash it with his smiley-face Jackson sponge! He’s still not quite four and he’s never paddled his own boat before, so there’s a lot to learn. To complicate things more, he broke his foot and had
With each passing week this summer, the Boise Whitewater Park has increased in both traffic and popularity. Every water craft imaginable has been showing up, but it has been most popular with kayakers, surfers, stand-up paddleboarders, and boogie boarders. Mid-summer flows fluctuate around 1000cfs creating a medium size wave that is forgiving enough
My year started off with a bang! I did a personal first decent on the West Branch of the Feather River (class 5 -) followed shortly by my 2nd descent of Deer Creek (class 4+ kayak self support overnighter) in California before I started the freestyle kayak tour. My first stop was Green River , WY.
Favorite Kayak and Why- My red Jackson-Fun 1 named “Reddy”, It is a kids size but just as good as my Dad’s Rockstar
Favorite River and Why- Upper Deckers on the South Platte because it has easy parts and challenging parts with a perfect surf wave for Reddy and a great spot at the take out
The “Kick Start” isn’t a trick, but rather a tool used for initiating cartwheels.
Most cartwheels I see initiated are being done one of two ways. First, many cartwheels I see are initiated by simply smashing your bow into the “green” water of the pourover or throwing down into the trough of a hole.