james

Upper Spokane Boater-X/Relay

james wrote 525 days ago:


There was another great turn out for last night’s Home Town Throw Down and it was another fun evening of kayaking on the Spokane. We changed it up a little bit with a boater cross/relay. Competitors drew names out of a hat to make the teams of two and determine who went first. The first competitor had to start out of their boat on Flora Beach, launch, and sprint to the whale eddy above Mini Climax, paddle high five their partner to pass the baton, and send their partner sprinting to the finish at the Sullivan Hole take out. Everyone paddled hard and we were done so fast that the group was left in the eddy trying to decide what challenge we should take on next. Marcus decided to start a timer to see who could attain the furthest point upstream in a five minute period. Needless to say, once the group was done, all arms felt like rubber and it was time to hang out at the tailgate.
A huge thanks to Marcus Lees for MC’ing the event and making it possible for me to play in the event with my son Colin and the Dynamic Duo Kayak!
First Heat:
1st-Jonah & Jacob
2nd-Jeff & Pat
3rd-Ben & Mark
Second Heat:
1st-Niel & Nick tied with Aaron & Chris C.
2nd-Ron and Chris
3rd-Steve and Colin in the duo (disqualified due to being over 9’ )
Attainment Comp:
1st-Jacob
2nd-Steve & Colin
3rd-Niel & Nick tied
4th-Jonah
5th-Chris C.



Categorized as:colin  •  dynamic  •  flora-beach  •  group  •  make-the-teams  •  marcus-lees  •  once-the-group  •  partner  •  second-heatcolin  •  dynamic  •  flora-beach  •  group  •  make-the-teams  •  marcus-lees  •  once-the-group  •  partner  •  second-heatcolin  •  dynamic  •  flora-beach  •  group  •  make-the-teams  •  marcus-lees  •  once-the-group  •  partner  •  second-heatcolin  •  dynamic  •  flora-beach  •  group  •  make-the-teams  •  marcus-lees  •  once-the-group  •  partner  •  second-heat

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natefry

Upper Spokane Boater-X/Relay

natefry wrote 525 days ago:


There was another great turn out for last night’s Home Town Throw Down and it was another fun evening of kayaking on the Spokane. We changed it up a little bit with a boater cross/relay. Competitors drew names out of a hat to make the teams of two and determine who went first. The first competitor had to start out of their boat on Flora Beach, launch, and sprint to the whale eddy above Mini Climax, paddle high five their partner to pass the baton, and send their partner sprinting to the finish at the Sullivan Hole take out. Everyone paddled hard and we were done so fast that the group was left in the eddy trying to decide what challenge we should take on next. Marcus decided to start a timer to see who could attain the furthest point upstream in a five minute period. Needless to say, once the group was done, all arms felt like rubber and it was time to hang out at the tailgate.
A huge thanks to Marcus Lees for MC’ing the event and making it possible for me to play in the event with my son Colin and the Dynamic Duo Kayak!
First Heat:
1st-Jonah & Jacob
2nd-Jeff & Pat
3rd-Ben & Mark
Second Heat:
1st-Niel & Nick tied with Aaron & Chris C.
2nd-Ron and Chris
3rd-Steve and Colin in the duo (disqualified due to being over 9’ )
Attainment Comp:
1st-Jacob
2nd-Steve & Colin
3rd-Niel & Nick tied
4th-Jonah
5th-Chris C.



Categorized as:boat-on-flora  •  colin  •  dynamic  •  flora-beach  •  group  •  make-the-teams  •  marcus-lees  •  once-the-group  •  partner  •  pass-the-baton  •  point-upstream  •  sullivan  •  sullivan-holeboat-on-flora  •  colin  •  dynamic  •  flora-beach  •  group  •  make-the-teams  •  marcus-lees  •  once-the-group  •  partner  •  pass-the-baton  •  point-upstream  •  sullivan  •  sullivan-holeboat-on-flora  •  colin  •  dynamic  •  flora-beach  •  group  •  make-the-teams  •  marcus-lees  •  once-the-group  •  partner  •  pass-the-baton  •  point-upstream  •  sullivan  •  sullivan-holeboat-on-flora  •  colin  •  dynamic  •  flora-beach  •  group  •  make-the-teams  •  marcus-lees  •  once-the-group  •  partner  •  pass-the-baton  •  point-upstream  •  sullivan  •  sullivan-hole

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saskia

Upper Spokane Boater-X/Relay

saskia wrote 525 days ago:


There was another great turn out for last night’s Home Town Throw Down and it was another fun evening of kayaking on the Spokane. We changed it up a little bit with a boater cross/relay. Competitors drew names out of a hat to make the teams of two and determine who went first. The first competitor had to start out of their boat on Flora Beach, launch, and sprint to the whale eddy above Mini Climax, paddle high five their partner to pass the baton, and send their partner sprinting to the finish at the Sullivan Hole take out. Everyone paddled hard and we were done so fast that the group was left in the eddy trying to decide what challenge we should take on next. Marcus decided to start a timer to see who could attain the furthest point upstream in a five minute period. Needless to say, once the group was done, all arms felt like rubber and it was time to hang out at the tailgate.
A huge thanks to Marcus Lees for MC’ing the event and making it possible for me to play in the event with my son Colin and the Dynamic Duo Kayak!
First Heat:
1st-Jonah & Jacob
2nd-Jeff & Pat
3rd-Ben & Mark
Second Heat:
1st-Niel & Nick tied with Aaron & Chris C.
2nd-Ron and Chris
3rd-Steve and Colin in the duo (disqualified due to being over 9’ )
Attainment Comp:
1st-Jacob
2nd-Steve & Colin
3rd-Niel & Nick tied
4th-Jonah
5th-Chris C.



Categorized as:boat-on-flora  •  colin  •  dynamic  •  group  •  make-the-teams  •  marcus-lees  •  once-the-group  •  pass-the-baton  •  point-upstream  •  second-heat  •  sullivan  •  sullivan-holeboat-on-flora  •  colin  •  dynamic  •  group  •  make-the-teams  •  marcus-lees  •  once-the-group  •  pass-the-baton  •  point-upstream  •  second-heat  •  sullivan  •  sullivan-holeboat-on-flora  •  colin  •  dynamic  •  group  •  make-the-teams  •  marcus-lees  •  once-the-group  •  pass-the-baton  •  point-upstream  •  second-heat  •  sullivan  •  sullivan-holeboat-on-flora  •  colin  •  dynamic  •  group  •  make-the-teams  •  marcus-lees  •  once-the-group  •  pass-the-baton  •  point-upstream  •  second-heat  •  sullivan  •  sullivan-hole

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james

Upper Spokane Boater-X/Relay

james wrote 525 days ago:


There was another great turn out for last night’s Home Town Throw Down and it was another fun evening of kayaking on the Spokane. We changed it up a little bit with a boater cross/relay. Competitors drew names out of a hat to make the teams of two and determine who went first. The first competitor had to start out of their boat on Flora Beach, launch, and sprint to the whale eddy above Mini Climax, paddle high five their partner to pass the baton, and send their partner sprinting to the finish at the Sullivan Hole take out. Everyone paddled hard and we were done so fast that the group was left in the eddy trying to decide what challenge we should take on next. Marcus decided to start a timer to see who could attain the furthest point upstream in a five minute period. Needless to say, once the group was done, all arms felt like rubber and it was time to hang out at the tailgate.
A huge thanks to Marcus Lees for MC’ing the event and making it possible for me to play in the event with my son Colin and the Dynamic Duo Kayak!
First Heat:
1st-Jonah & Jacob
2nd-Jeff & Pat
3rd-Ben & Mark
Second Heat:
1st-Niel & Nick tied with Aaron & Chris C.
2nd-Ron and Chris
3rd-Steve and Colin in the duo (disqualified due to being over 9’ )
Attainment Comp:
1st-Jacob
2nd-Steve & Colin
3rd-Niel & Nick tied
4th-Jonah
5th-Chris C.



Categorized as:boat-on-flora  •  colin  •  dynamic  •  flora-beach  •  group  •  make-the-teams  •  marcus-lees  •  once-the-group  •  partner  •  pass-the-baton  •  point-upstream  •  second-heat  •  sullivan  •  sullivan-holeboat-on-flora  •  colin  •  dynamic  •  flora-beach  •  group  •  make-the-teams  •  marcus-lees  •  once-the-group  •  partner  •  pass-the-baton  •  point-upstream  •  second-heat  •  sullivan  •  sullivan-holeboat-on-flora  •  colin  •  dynamic  •  flora-beach  •  group  •  make-the-teams  •  marcus-lees  •  once-the-group  •  partner  •  pass-the-baton  •  point-upstream  •  second-heat  •  sullivan  •  sullivan-holeboat-on-flora  •  colin  •  dynamic  •  flora-beach  •  group  •  make-the-teams  •  marcus-lees  •  once-the-group  •  partner  •  pass-the-baton  •  point-upstream  •  second-heat  •  sullivan  •  sullivan-hole

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tommygunn

Upper Spokane Boater-X/Relay

tommygunn wrote 525 days ago:


There was another great turn out for last night’s Home Town Throw Down and it was another fun evening of kayaking on the Spokane. We changed it up a little bit with a boater cross/relay. Competitors drew names out of a hat to make the teams of two and determine who went first. The first competitor had to start out of their boat on Flora Beach, launch, and sprint to the whale eddy above Mini Climax, paddle high five their partner to pass the baton, and send their partner sprinting to the finish at the Sullivan Hole take out. Everyone paddled hard and we were done so fast that the group was left in the eddy trying to decide what challenge we should take on next. Marcus decided to start a timer to see who could attain the furthest point upstream in a five minute period. Needless to say, once the group was done, all arms felt like rubber and it was time to hang out at the tailgate.
A huge thanks to Marcus Lees for MC’ing the event and making it possible for me to play in the event with my son Colin and the Dynamic Duo Kayak!
First Heat:
1st-Jonah & Jacob
2nd-Jeff & Pat
3rd-Ben & Mark
Second Heat:
1st-Niel & Nick tied with Aaron & Chris C.
2nd-Ron and Chris
3rd-Steve and Colin in the duo (disqualified due to being over 9’ )
Attainment Comp:
1st-Jacob
2nd-Steve & Colin
3rd-Niel & Nick tied
4th-Jonah
5th-Chris C.



Categorized as:colin  •  dynamic  •  flora-beach  •  make-the-teams  •  marcus-lees  •  once-the-group  •  pass-the-baton  •  point-upstream  •  second-heat  •  sullivan-holecolin  •  dynamic  •  flora-beach  •  make-the-teams  •  marcus-lees  •  once-the-group  •  pass-the-baton  •  point-upstream  •  second-heat  •  sullivan-holecolin  •  dynamic  •  flora-beach  •  make-the-teams  •  marcus-lees  •  once-the-group  •  pass-the-baton  •  point-upstream  •  second-heat  •  sullivan-holecolin  •  dynamic  •  flora-beach  •  make-the-teams  •  marcus-lees  •  once-the-group  •  pass-the-baton  •  point-upstream  •  second-heat  •  sullivan-hole

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tommygunn

A Great Night at Corbin Wave

tommygunn wrote 544 days ago:


We had a large turnout of over 15 boaters and the levels were perfect for Wednesday Nights Throw Down at Corbin Wave. For many it was their first time getting in the water and playing at Corbin and the energy in the water was full of excitement. There were three main events designed to be fun yet push all of the paddlers to try something new.
In the first event it was a mass start boater x through the rapid, up the river left eddy, ferry back through the rapid and into the main river right eddy for the first stage of the surf comp. Everyone pushed hard and many were in head to head sprints across the final eddy to make the finish line. With their arms burning it was time to start the first surf comp.
In the second event paddlers were scored on the best soul surf and style. What better way to get to know a new wave than to get out on it and try to get a smooth soul surf to figure out the sweet spots of the feature. Since Corbin is very dynamic, there were extra credit points for the random big trick if the wave gave up a good bounce.
In the third event each paddler was scored based on how many spins they could get in a 20 minute surf session. Extra points were given for clean spins, spins in a creek boat were double points, and extra points for a clean spin with a paddle twirl.
Here are the top 5 from each event.
Boater X:
John Koffel
Brian Jamieson
Jacob Peterson
Neal Mader
Marcus Lees
Soul Surf and Style:
Jacob Peterson-with some old school paddle twirls and shutter rudders
Brian Jamieson-perfect form in body separation during carving and spins
Chris Schatz-smooth carving and working the wave from one steep spot to the next
Kevin Pryor-catching Corbin can be difficult and Kevin’s first try was butter smooth and right into a smooth relaxed front surf. His first time on Corbin and in a Nomad no less….
Nick Perez- catching the wave in a side surf and going right into a smooth shove-it
Spin till ya puke-Spin Comp:
John Koffel
Marcus Lees
Jacob Peterson
Chris Schatz
Brian Jamieson



Categorized as:corbin  •  energy  •  jacob-peterson  •  marcus-lees  •  random  •  stylecorbin  •  energy  •  jacob-peterson  •  marcus-lees  •  random  •  stylecorbin  •  energy  •  jacob-peterson  •  marcus-lees  •  random  •  stylecorbin  •  energy  •  jacob-peterson  •  marcus-lees  •  random  •  style

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james

A Great Night at Corbin Wave

james wrote 544 days ago:


We had a large turnout of over 15 boaters and the levels were perfect for Wednesday Nights Throw Down at Corbin Wave. For many it was their first time getting in the water and playing at Corbin and the energy in the water was full of excitement. There were three main events designed to be fun yet push all of the paddlers to try something new.
In the first event it was a mass start boater x through the rapid, up the river left eddy, ferry back through the rapid and into the main river right eddy for the first stage of the surf comp. Everyone pushed hard and many were in head to head sprints across the final eddy to make the finish line. With their arms burning it was time to start the first surf comp.
In the second event paddlers were scored on the best soul surf and style. What better way to get to know a new wave than to get out on it and try to get a smooth soul surf to figure out the sweet spots of the feature. Since Corbin is very dynamic, there were extra credit points for the random big trick if the wave gave up a good bounce.
In the third event each paddler was scored based on how many spins they could get in a 20 minute surf session. Extra points were given for clean spins, spins in a creek boat were double points, and extra points for a clean spin with a paddle twirl.
Here are the top 5 from each event.
Boater X:
John Koffel
Brian Jamieson
Jacob Peterson
Neal Mader
Marcus Lees
Soul Surf and Style:
Jacob Peterson-with some old school paddle twirls and shutter rudders
Brian Jamieson-perfect form in body separation during carving and spins
Chris Schatz-smooth carving and working the wave from one steep spot to the next
Kevin Pryor-catching Corbin can be difficult and Kevin’s first try was butter smooth and right into a smooth relaxed front surf. His first time on Corbin and in a Nomad no less….
Nick Perez- catching the wave in a side surf and going right into a smooth shove-it
Spin till ya puke-Spin Comp:
John Koffel
Marcus Lees
Jacob Peterson
Chris Schatz
Brian Jamieson



Categorized as:brian-jamieson  •  corbin  •  energy  •  jacob-peterson  •  marcus-lees  •  random  •  stylebrian-jamieson  •  corbin  •  energy  •  jacob-peterson  •  marcus-lees  •  random  •  stylebrian-jamieson  •  corbin  •  energy  •  jacob-peterson  •  marcus-lees  •  random  •  stylebrian-jamieson  •  corbin  •  energy  •  jacob-peterson  •  marcus-lees  •  random  •  style

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saskia

A Great Night at Corbin Wave

saskia wrote 544 days ago:


We had a large turnout of over 15 boaters and the levels were perfect for Wednesday Nights Throw Down at Corbin Wave. For many it was their first time getting in the water and playing at Corbin and the energy in the water was full of excitement. There were three main events designed to be fun yet push all of the paddlers to try something new.
In the first event it was a mass start boater x through the rapid, up the river left eddy, ferry back through the rapid and into the main river right eddy for the first stage of the surf comp. Everyone pushed hard and many were in head to head sprints across the final eddy to make the finish line. With their arms burning it was time to start the first surf comp.
In the second event paddlers were scored on the best soul surf and style. What better way to get to know a new wave than to get out on it and try to get a smooth soul surf to figure out the sweet spots of the feature. Since Corbin is very dynamic, there were extra credit points for the random big trick if the wave gave up a good bounce.
In the third event each paddler was scored based on how many spins they could get in a 20 minute surf session. Extra points were given for clean spins, spins in a creek boat were double points, and extra points for a clean spin with a paddle twirl.
Here are the top 5 from each event.
Boater X:
John Koffel
Brian Jamieson
Jacob Peterson
Neal Mader
Marcus Lees
Soul Surf and Style:
Jacob Peterson-with some old school paddle twirls and shutter rudders
Brian Jamieson-perfect form in body separation during carving and spins
Chris Schatz-smooth carving and working the wave from one steep spot to the next
Kevin Pryor-catching Corbin can be difficult and Kevin’s first try was butter smooth and right into a smooth relaxed front surf. His first time on Corbin and in a Nomad no less….
Nick Perez- catching the wave in a side surf and going right into a smooth shove-it
Spin till ya puke-Spin Comp:
John Koffel
Marcus Lees
Jacob Peterson
Chris Schatz
Brian Jamieson



Categorized as:brian-jamieson  •  corbin  •  energy  •  jacob-peterson  •  marcus-lees  •  random  •  stylebrian-jamieson  •  corbin  •  energy  •  jacob-peterson  •  marcus-lees  •  random  •  stylebrian-jamieson  •  corbin  •  energy  •  jacob-peterson  •  marcus-lees  •  random  •  stylebrian-jamieson  •  corbin  •  energy  •  jacob-peterson  •  marcus-lees  •  random  •  style

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james

A Great Night at Corbin Wave

james wrote 544 days ago:


We had a large turnout of over 15 boaters and the levels were perfect for Wednesday Nights Throw Down at Corbin Wave. For many it was their first time getting in the water and playing at Corbin and the energy in the water was full of excitement. There were three main events designed to be fun yet push all of the paddlers to try something new.
In the first event it was a mass start boater x through the rapid, up the river left eddy, ferry back through the rapid and into the main river right eddy for the first stage of the surf comp. Everyone pushed hard and many were in head to head sprints across the final eddy to make the finish line. With their arms burning it was time to start the first surf comp.
In the second event paddlers were scored on the best soul surf and style. What better way to get to know a new wave than to get out on it and try to get a smooth soul surf to figure out the sweet spots of the feature. Since Corbin is very dynamic, there were extra credit points for the random big trick if the wave gave up a good bounce.
In the third event each paddler was scored based on how many spins they could get in a 20 minute surf session. Extra points were given for clean spins, spins in a creek boat were double points, and extra points for a clean spin with a paddle twirl.
Here are the top 5 from each event.
Boater X:
John Koffel
Brian Jamieson
Jacob Peterson
Neal Mader
Marcus Lees
Soul Surf and Style:
Jacob Peterson-with some old school paddle twirls and shutter rudders
Brian Jamieson-perfect form in body separation during carving and spins
Chris Schatz-smooth carving and working the wave from one steep spot to the next
Kevin Pryor-catching Corbin can be difficult and Kevin’s first try was butter smooth and right into a smooth relaxed front surf. His first time on Corbin and in a Nomad no less….
Nick Perez- catching the wave in a side surf and going right into a smooth shove-it
Spin till ya puke-Spin Comp:
John Koffel
Marcus Lees
Jacob Peterson
Chris Schatz
Brian Jamieson



Categorized as:brian-jamieson  •  corbin  •  energy  •  jacob-peterson  •  marcus-lees  •  random  •  stylebrian-jamieson  •  corbin  •  energy  •  jacob-peterson  •  marcus-lees  •  random  •  stylebrian-jamieson  •  corbin  •  energy  •  jacob-peterson  •  marcus-lees  •  random  •  stylebrian-jamieson  •  corbin  •  energy  •  jacob-peterson  •  marcus-lees  •  random  •  style

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tommygunn

A Great Night at Corbin Wave

tommygunn wrote 544 days ago:


We had a large turnout of over 15 boaters and the levels were perfect for Wednesday Nights Throw Down at Corbin Wave. For many it was their first time getting in the water and playing at Corbin and the energy in the water was full of excitement. There were three main events designed to be fun yet push all of the paddlers to try something new.
In the first event it was a mass start boater x through the rapid, up the river left eddy, ferry back through the rapid and into the main river right eddy for the first stage of the surf comp. Everyone pushed hard and many were in head to head sprints across the final eddy to make the finish line. With their arms burning it was time to start the first surf comp.
In the second event paddlers were scored on the best soul surf and style. What better way to get to know a new wave than to get out on it and try to get a smooth soul surf to figure out the sweet spots of the feature. Since Corbin is very dynamic, there were extra credit points for the random big trick if the wave gave up a good bounce.
In the third event each paddler was scored based on how many spins they could get in a 20 minute surf session. Extra points were given for clean spins, spins in a creek boat were double points, and extra points for a clean spin with a paddle twirl.
Here are the top 5 from each event.
Boater X:
John Koffel
Brian Jamieson
Jacob Peterson
Neal Mader
Marcus Lees
Soul Surf and Style:
Jacob Peterson-with some old school paddle twirls and shutter rudders
Brian Jamieson-perfect form in body separation during carving and spins
Chris Schatz-smooth carving and working the wave from one steep spot to the next
Kevin Pryor-catching Corbin can be difficult and Kevin’s first try was butter smooth and right into a smooth relaxed front surf. His first time on Corbin and in a Nomad no less….
Nick Perez- catching the wave in a side surf and going right into a smooth shove-it
Spin till ya puke-Spin Comp:
John Koffel
Marcus Lees
Jacob Peterson
Chris Schatz
Brian Jamieson



Categorized as:energy  •  marcus-lees  •  random  •  styleenergy  •  marcus-lees  •  random  •  styleenergy  •  marcus-lees  •  random  •  styleenergy  •  marcus-lees  •  random  •  style

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