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2016 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown Event #2 Coverage

wildwildwes wrote 781 days ago:


Check out the complete attainment race results, photos and report of our second event of the year at:

http://worldkayakblogs.com/throwdown/2016/06/02/2016-nolichucky-hometown-throwdown-2/



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NoliFest 2016

wildwildwes wrote 814 days ago:


The 2nd annual NoliFest was organized and hosted by USA RAFT this year on April 1-3.  The festival was billed “For all who paddle” and the event was true to its roots.  There was something for every paddler to enjoy.  Plus we were blessed with rain the day before the festival started and it bumped up the river level to a near perfect 1,600-1,700 CFS flow.  The festival activities included: whitewater rafting, kayaking, canoeing, Bellyak, Stand Up Paddleboarding, river races, SUP yoga, bonfire, live music, great food, vendor fair with sales/demos, used gear sale & swap.  This festival truly brought the local paddling community together in every way!

All these activities were staged from the USA Raft Outpost on the river bank of the mighty Nolichucky River.  Paddling trips on both the Lower Nolichucky River (Class I-II) and Nolichucky Gorge (Class III-IV) were of course the main highlight of the festival.  USA Raft provided shuttles on Saturday as part of the festival and probable carried out one of the largest shuttles to the Gorge put-in ever in history using multiple buses and SUV/vans with trailers to haul paddlers and boats up to Poplar, NC.

There were a huge number of vendors on-site this year for folks to check out: Hala, Bellyak, Pyranha, Southern Raft Supply, Shaboomee, Star Inflatables, Rocky Mountain Rafts, Boardworks, LiquidLogic, Uncle Johnny’s, Overmountain Outdoors, Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts, Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, French Broad Outfitters, Eryn Chair Massage and Thrifty Adventures

The Jackson Action Wagon was on site during the day on Saturday with free Jackson Kayak demos, giving away JK swag and showcase foe folks to check out some of the latest whitewater models in the JK line-up.

Our local Johnson City Chapter of Team River Runneralso participated in the festival by taking serval of their veterans on rafting trips in the Gorge.

There were a couple of Special Features during the festival that were big booming fun:

WORLDKAYAK Hometown Throwdown Downriver Boatercross

Check out complete results, photos and report of the event at http://worldkayakblogs.com/throwdown/2016/04/08/2016-nolichucky-hometown-throwdown-1/  

APE’s Downriver Freestyle Jam Session with Pat Keller

We had 17 participants join us in this paddling session with Pat on the Noli Gorge.  Needless to say, but we all learned many great freestyle tips & tricks and had a blast shredding with Pat all afternoon long!

Check out this video edit by Clay Landrum of the freestyle fun we had with Pat.

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2016 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown Event #1 Coverage

wildwildwes wrote 835 days ago:


Check out complete results, photos and report of our first event of the year at:

http://worldkayakblogs.com/throwdown/2016/04/08/2016-nolichucky-hometown-throwdown-1/  

 



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2014 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown #2 Event Coverage

wildwildwes wrote 1488 days ago:


For the complete recap of all the fun that went down in our rodeo Event #2 click on the link below to see photos, results, & the rest of the story:

http://worldkayakblogs.com/throwdown/2014/06/26/2014-nolichucky-hometown-throwdown-2



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2014 World Kayak Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown #2 – 6/22/2014

wildwildwes wrote 1497 days ago:


Our second event in the series will be a freestyle rodeo at Big Rock!

When: Sunday, June 22, 2014 @ 2:00 P.M.
Where: Riverpark Campground

Check out the event website for a the details:

http://regions.worldkayak.com/tri-cities/2014/06/16/2014-nolichucky-hometown-throwdown-event-2/

The Jackson Action Wagon & TRISUP will be on-site with FREE demos during the event!

Hope to see you throwing down on the Noli!



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2014 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown #1 Event Coverage

wildwildwes wrote 1503 days ago:


For the complete recap of all the fun that went down in our Boater-X Event #1 click on the link below to see photos, results, & the rest of the story:

http://worldkayakblogs.com/throwdown/2014/06/11/2014-nolichucky-hometown-throwdown-1/

Mark your calendar for Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 2:00 PM to join us at Big Rock for event #2!  Hope to see you on the Noli to throwdown!!



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2014 World Kayak Nolichucky Boater Cross – 5/31/2014

wildwildwes wrote 1525 days ago:


We are kicking off the 2014 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown Series with a Boater Cross for Event #1!

When: May 31, 2014 @ 3:00 P.M.
Where: USA Raft to Uncle Jonnny’s (Class I-II)

Check out the event website for a the details:
http://regions.worldkayak.com/tri-cities/2014/05/16/2014-nolichucky-hometown-throwdown-event-1/

Hope to see you on the Noli!



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2013 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown #2.1 this Sunday!

wildwildwes wrote 1813 days ago:


FYI – If the Noli River level goes back over 4,000 CFS on Sunday we will postpone the event for another day due to safety concerns.

We will try to have our second event in our series this Sunday (8/11/13) @ 2:00 P.M.!  Competitor registration will start at 1:00 P.M. at the white tent near the Big Rock feature in Riverpark Campground.  The event is FREE, but make sure to purchase a day pass ($3.00+tax per vehicle) from Riverpark Campground for access.

NOTICE: Please do not park in a campsite at Riverpark Campground!  Campsites are only for paying camping guests and the owners have asked that we respect this policy.  Thanks for your cooperation in this matter by only parking in the day use area or the field adjacent to the campground entrance at the road.

The river level is unpredictable with all the rain we have had this year and will most likely be too high for a freestyle rodeo again…  We will compete in downriver freestyle slalom format!  This event format is always a good time too!!

Check out the event website for all the details:
http://regions.worldkayak.com/tri-cities/2013/01/15/2013-nolichucky-hometown-throwdown-series/

The Jackson Action Wagon will be on site during the event with FREE demos also!  Come check out some of the latest kayak & SUP models in the Jackson Kayak product line!

Join us for some big booming fun and a chance to win some sweet prizes just for participating or volunteering!  Hope to see you on the Noli!!



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