Cold water or cold weather or both, there’s just no way to get around exposure to the cold if you want to paddle as many days as possible unless you have the appropriate protection. Instead of worrying about the temperature so much, why not just prepare for it? A drysuit and scull
Leaves are falling, I’m wearing a hoodie at noon, and posts about Green Race are popping up on FB.. must be Russel Fork Season! In anticipation I’m recycling this little video I made a couple years ago with Stephen and Dane when the 2010 Hero was new and making all the fun freeriding of that
Paddlers from Catalonia, Spain, France, Ireland, Scotland, Leichstein, Luxembourg, Germany, Andorra, and USA descended on the Noguera Palleresa river near Sort Spain to celebrate this clear water dam-fed river and the many miles of rapids it creates. While there were many sections, I focused on the ”classic” section due to it’s ample waves for macho-moves
Our US Nationals went off splendidly over at NOC’s Pigeon Hole and it was only afterwards that I realized how crazy the age differences were in the finalists: 13 to 49? That’s a 36 year spread from our Junior Women’s Champ Sage Donnelly to EJ up in third for the men: far greater than
Never 100% happy with any of the countless kayaks I’ve owned, borrowed or tested, a goal of mine at Jackson Kayak is to push our kayaks as close as we can get to EJ and Dave’s design goals plus that intangible ” this is just a good boat” status every single time. Maybe I’m a
My first time seeing a kayak go off Gorilla, they spun out and went off it backwards, arms in the air the kayak flopped over the edge and pitched vertically but slid down the flume just fine. Hearing Woody Calloway say people go off backwards 50% of the time, I made it my
The high pitched patter of the rain turns to a lower, rumbling thunder that just keeps rolling along until it’s drowned out by the splash of the gutter’s overflow against the backdoor. So much for sleep tonight. As you scroll down the gage pages waiting for dawn’s opportunities, the last thing you
First Review of 2013 All-star
Just a quick review of the new All-star after paddling it off and on daily for a week.
Me: 165lbs, 30” inseam, 5’9” size 11 play booties.
Compared to Rockstar Medium
Fit: The cockpit rim is lower than the Rockstar, I went ahead and added a 200 Sweet Cheeks like I usually do and the knees feel lower.
In the middle of an Idaho meadow lies possibly the biggest loop spot on Earth. The Kelly’s Whitewater Center features several man-made rapids but the top one is the biggest and baddest and is where we are having the US Freestyle National Championships today. While we’ve all been practicing Mcnasty’s Helix’s pan-ams
How to Backflip your Kayak:
I’ve seal launched the 20′ point at Rock Island for 20 years, I’ve also watched paddlers try backflips off ramps and waterfalls and also over-rotated off high dives and cliffs of all sorts. I knew it was possible. Too bad the threat of landing on my head from 20′ up