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Stand up paddling in the bluegrass state.

Archive for September, 2011

Every photo below is a reason to get down and enjoy the beauty of Mexico.

Kayak Huasteca is operating for the 6th season this year.   We want to extend a huge Thanks and invitation to all our Friends and Sponsors.

Minas Viejas
Minas Viejas

Immersion Research, Shred Ready, Spokiz, CKS and Emotion Kayaks are all helping us explore and paddle the Turquoise waters of Mexico.

Banana rapid.  Rafting first D
Banana rapid. Rafting first D

The season in Mexico is November through March.  Perfect for those wishing to escape the cold.

Dan D running the left line
Dan D running the left line

Great food and incredible weather await you, south of the border.

350 foot falls on the Gallinas River, falling into the Santa Maria.
350 foot falls on the Gallinas River, falling into the Santa Maria.

SUP or stand up paddling has become an incredible way to enjoy class 2 once again.

One of the many drops on MInas Viejas
One of the many drops on MInas Viejas

Hope everyone had a great summer and when the snow starts to fall you know where to go!   We’ll keep the enchiladas hot and the beer cold!

See you on the River.

Aaron

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  • Stand up Paddling Waterfalls!

    You have to choose your waterfalls very carefully when paddling a SUP.  You want the falls to be near vertical and not too tall.  The drop in these pictures is about 14 feet tall.

    SUP waterfallWith these sliding drops it is very important to not use the skegs.  Either turn the board around backwards or choose a board with removable skegs.

    SUP waterfallFoot placement should be in the Kung Fu stance so you have maximum stability.  I ahve also tried surfer stance and it worked fairly well.

    SUP waterfallYour wieght has to stay moving with the board.  If you are too far back the board will kick up and leave you in the landing.  Too far forward and it will sub out and become very unstable.

    SUP waterfallIf you can get in a big stroke for the landing it will help to keep you connected to the board.  A change in velocity is what causes falls, whether it be the board or rider.

    SUP waterfallThe downtime was pretty heavy on this drop.  I actually fell after the board resurfaced.  A board with a little more rocker will keep me from going so deep the next time.

    At Kayak Huasteca we use Imagine Rapidfire boards and Werner paddles.  All can be Purchased at CKS.

    See you on the river…

    Aaron

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  • French broad river is the first river with our high speed jet boat in TN. Our boat was built by Smoky Mtn Jetboats in Bryson City, NC.

    Untitled from Aaron Koch on Vimeo.

    Enjoy the Video

    Aaron

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