james

First 2014 Hometown Throwdown!

james wrote 1522 days ago:


The World Kayak Hometown Throwdown is a FUN & FREE freestyle event aimed at friendly competition on the Pigeon River, TN. Judging is fun, rules are easy and prizes are only given out for participation… we draw names from a hat! All boaters / paddlers are welcome to participate! We have everything from big ticket items to stickers, and we have all the paddle wax you could ever want (for free)!

Our World Kayak region has teamed up with local & national sponsors to have this Free event with prizes

NOTE: Please Sign in at the Sign-in Station to help support future recreational releases on the river.

Event Date: Event #1 – 6/21/2014

Feature Locations NOC Wave: (Park at NOC Lot and walk down to their Lower Pigeon Put-in near the Guide houses.)

For Pigeon River Levels call the TVA Gauge: 1-800-899-4435. You can also check the Pigeon Gauge by logging onto this web address: http://www.boatingbeta.com/cgi-bin/myflows.cgi -

Registration/sign-in for Throwdown will begin @ 1:30 P.M. on the day of the events @ the NOC white Tent

The Throwdown will kick off @ 2:30 P.M.

Awards Ceremony and Prize Draw will follow the competition at NOC Pigeon Outpost. You must be present to win a prize. Events will range from simple rodeos to freestyle through-rapid style competitions. Judging will be simple and done by competitors or friends. Points will be awarded for everything, including window shades & underwater sleeping bags! Prizes are given for participation or volunteering, not scores, and a growing list of schwag from our local & national sponsors will be given away via prize draws.

All Throwdowns will be covered at Worldkayakblogs.com and each competitor will be able to post their results at their personal blogspot for all to see. World Kayak will be providing on-line registration as well as accepting walk-on registrations the day of the events. We encourage you to use the on-line registration system to help us better prepare for the event. The on-line registration system is easy to use and you can access it using this link: http://worldkayakblogs.com/throwdown/register/

Throw Down Class Registration: Men’s K-1A (Expert): Male kayaker above age 16 who can consistently link three ends

Men’s K-1B (Novice): Male kayaker above age 16 who can not link ends yet…

Women’s K-1: Female kayakers above age 16

C-1: Single blade paddler (open boat or kayak)

Juniors: Youth kayaker age 16 or below

We will also create other classes on the day of the events, if there is enough participation: i.e. K-2 class (Duos), Openclass (inflatable crafts, etc…). If you have any problems or questions about the online registration, please do not hesitate to contact Tommy to get you signed up for the event



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natefry

First 2014 Hometown Throwdown!

natefry wrote 1522 days ago:


The World Kayak Hometown Throwdown is a FUN & FREE freestyle event aimed at friendly competition on the Pigeon River, TN. Judging is fun, rules are easy and prizes are only given out for participation… we draw names from a hat! All boaters / paddlers are welcome to participate! We have everything from big ticket items to stickers, and we have all the paddle wax you could ever want (for free)!

Our World Kayak region has teamed up with local & national sponsors to have this Free event with prizes

NOTE: Please Sign in at the Sign-in Station to help support future recreational releases on the river.

Event Date: Event #1 – 6/21/2014

Feature Locations NOC Wave: (Park at NOC Lot and walk down to their Lower Pigeon Put-in near the Guide houses.)

For Pigeon River Levels call the TVA Gauge: 1-800-899-4435. You can also check the Pigeon Gauge by logging onto this web address: http://www.boatingbeta.com/cgi-bin/myflows.cgi -

Registration/sign-in for Throwdown will begin @ 1:30 P.M. on the day of the events @ the NOC white Tent

The Throwdown will kick off @ 2:30 P.M.

Awards Ceremony and Prize Draw will follow the competition at NOC Pigeon Outpost. You must be present to win a prize. Events will range from simple rodeos to freestyle through-rapid style competitions. Judging will be simple and done by competitors or friends. Points will be awarded for everything, including window shades & underwater sleeping bags! Prizes are given for participation or volunteering, not scores, and a growing list of schwag from our local & national sponsors will be given away via prize draws.

All Throwdowns will be covered at Worldkayakblogs.com and each competitor will be able to post their results at their personal blogspot for all to see. World Kayak will be providing on-line registration as well as accepting walk-on registrations the day of the events. We encourage you to use the on-line registration system to help us better prepare for the event. The on-line registration system is easy to use and you can access it using this link: http://worldkayakblogs.com/throwdown/register/

Throw Down Class Registration: Men’s K-1A (Expert): Male kayaker above age 16 who can consistently link three ends

Men’s K-1B (Novice): Male kayaker above age 16 who can not link ends yet…

Women’s K-1: Female kayakers above age 16

C-1: Single blade paddler (open boat or kayak)

Juniors: Youth kayaker age 16 or below

We will also create other classes on the day of the events, if there is enough participation: i.e. K-2 class (Duos), Openclass (inflatable crafts, etc…). If you have any problems or questions about the online registration, please do not hesitate to contact Tommy to get you signed up for the event



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james

First 2014 Hometown Throwdown!

james wrote 1522 days ago:


The World Kayak Hometown Throwdown is a FUN & FREE freestyle event aimed at friendly competition on the Pigeon River, TN. Judging is fun, rules are easy and prizes are only given out for participation… we draw names from a hat! All boaters / paddlers are welcome to participate! We have everything from big ticket items to stickers, and we have all the paddle wax you could ever want (for free)!

Our World Kayak region has teamed up with local & national sponsors to have this Free event with prizes

NOTE: Please Sign in at the Sign-in Station to help support future recreational releases on the river.

Event Date: Event #1 – 6/21/2014

Feature Locations NOC Wave: (Park at NOC Lot and walk down to their Lower Pigeon Put-in near the Guide houses.)

For Pigeon River Levels call the TVA Gauge: 1-800-899-4435. You can also check the Pigeon Gauge by logging onto this web address: http://www.boatingbeta.com/cgi-bin/myflows.cgi -

Registration/sign-in for Throwdown will begin @ 1:30 P.M. on the day of the events @ the NOC white Tent

The Throwdown will kick off @ 2:30 P.M.

Awards Ceremony and Prize Draw will follow the competition at NOC Pigeon Outpost. You must be present to win a prize. Events will range from simple rodeos to freestyle through-rapid style competitions. Judging will be simple and done by competitors or friends. Points will be awarded for everything, including window shades & underwater sleeping bags! Prizes are given for participation or volunteering, not scores, and a growing list of schwag from our local & national sponsors will be given away via prize draws.

All Throwdowns will be covered at Worldkayakblogs.com and each competitor will be able to post their results at their personal blogspot for all to see. World Kayak will be providing on-line registration as well as accepting walk-on registrations the day of the events. We encourage you to use the on-line registration system to help us better prepare for the event. The on-line registration system is easy to use and you can access it using this link: http://worldkayakblogs.com/throwdown/register/

Throw Down Class Registration: Men’s K-1A (Expert): Male kayaker above age 16 who can consistently link three ends

Men’s K-1B (Novice): Male kayaker above age 16 who can not link ends yet…

Women’s K-1: Female kayakers above age 16

C-1: Single blade paddler (open boat or kayak)

Juniors: Youth kayaker age 16 or below

We will also create other classes on the day of the events, if there is enough participation: i.e. K-2 class (Duos), Openclass (inflatable crafts, etc…). If you have any problems or questions about the online registration, please do not hesitate to contact Tommy to get you signed up for the event



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bozemankayaker

First 2014 Hometown Throwdown!

bozemankayaker wrote 1522 days ago:


The World Kayak Hometown Throwdown is a FUN & FREE freestyle event aimed at friendly competition on the Pigeon River, TN. Judging is fun, rules are easy and prizes are only given out for participation… we draw names from a hat! All boaters / paddlers are welcome to participate! We have everything from big ticket items to stickers, and we have all the paddle wax you could ever want (for free)!

Our World Kayak region has teamed up with local & national sponsors to have this Free event with prizes

NOTE: Please Sign in at the Sign-in Station to help support future recreational releases on the river.

Event Date: Event #1 – 6/21/2014

Feature Locations NOC Wave: (Park at NOC Lot and walk down to their Lower Pigeon Put-in near the Guide houses.)

For Pigeon River Levels call the TVA Gauge: 1-800-899-4435. You can also check the Pigeon Gauge by logging onto this web address: http://www.boatingbeta.com/cgi-bin/myflows.cgi -

Registration/sign-in for Throwdown will begin @ 1:30 P.M. on the day of the events @ the NOC white Tent

The Throwdown will kick off @ 2:30 P.M.

Awards Ceremony and Prize Draw will follow the competition at NOC Pigeon Outpost. You must be present to win a prize. Events will range from simple rodeos to freestyle through-rapid style competitions. Judging will be simple and done by competitors or friends. Points will be awarded for everything, including window shades & underwater sleeping bags! Prizes are given for participation or volunteering, not scores, and a growing list of schwag from our local & national sponsors will be given away via prize draws.

All Throwdowns will be covered at Worldkayakblogs.com and each competitor will be able to post their results at their personal blogspot for all to see. World Kayak will be providing on-line registration as well as accepting walk-on registrations the day of the events. We encourage you to use the on-line registration system to help us better prepare for the event. The on-line registration system is easy to use and you can access it using this link: http://worldkayakblogs.com/throwdown/register/

Throw Down Class Registration: Men’s K-1A (Expert): Male kayaker above age 16 who can consistently link three ends

Men’s K-1B (Novice): Male kayaker above age 16 who can not link ends yet…

Women’s K-1: Female kayakers above age 16

C-1: Single blade paddler (open boat or kayak)

Juniors: Youth kayaker age 16 or below

We will also create other classes on the day of the events, if there is enough participation: i.e. K-2 class (Duos), Openclass (inflatable crafts, etc…). If you have any problems or questions about the online registration, please do not hesitate to contact Tommy to get you signed up for the event



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james

Chasing Paddles, Boats and Throwing Ropes

james wrote 1571 days ago:


Chasing Paddles, Boats and Throwing Ropes

This is what we encountered  while at the Nantahala Open, this weekend.  With many people challenging the Cascades and the upper section of this river, there was a huge amount of fun going on and a lot of carnage.  When I woke up Monday morning to look at my Facebook, all I could see was, “found paddle” and “look at my boat after running the cascades”.   With all of this happening there was so much fun going on at the same time.

At the falls, there was a competition just for crazy things done on Lesser Wesser aka Nantahala Falls.  This photo shows Garrett Madlock with his bumble bee decorated Rockstar ready to brave the falls with his wings on.

Check out this Stinger with a stinger!  Rick Thompson duct taped a chair to the back of his Stinger and Garrett Madlock, dressed like a bee sits on the back challenging the falls ahead.  There was no shortage of action here at the falls.  With Batman and Robin in a Dynamic Duo, to paddling purple inflated dragons, this was a whacky twist on running the falls, to say the least.

What I love to see on the river, is kids having a blast.   Dacey Hay (shown above) had her personal first decent down the lower section of the Nantahala.  Although coming through Pattons Run out of her boat, she quickly got to the side and put her smile back on her face, and continued paddling the rest of the 8 mile section.

With the Upper Nantahala pumping out 550 cfs, it was a rush for me on my first decent! In the end it as a weekend of fun with kids, yet full of carnage and beached boats.

-Nathan Madlock

“You might never fail on the scale I did, but some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.” – J.K. Rowling



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james

Chasing Paddles, Boats and Throwing Ropes

james wrote 1571 days ago:


Chasing Paddles, Boats and Throwing Ropes

This is what we encountered  while at the Nantahala Open, this weekend.  With many people challenging the Cascades and the upper section of this river, there was a huge amount of fun going on and a lot of carnage.  When I woke up Monday morning to look at my Facebook, all I could see was, “found paddle” and “look at my boat after running the cascades”.   With all of this happening there was so much fun going on at the same time.

At the falls, there was a competition just for crazy things done on Lesser Wesser aka Nantahala Falls.  This photo shows Garrett Madlock with his bumble bee decorated Rockstar ready to brave the falls with his wings on.

Check out this Stinger with a stinger!  Rick Thompson duct taped a chair to the back of his Stinger and Garrett Madlock, dressed like a bee sits on the back challenging the falls ahead.  There was no shortage of action here at the falls.  With Batman and Robin in a Dynamic Duo, to paddling purple inflated dragons, this was a whacky twist on running the falls, to say the least.

What I love to see on the river, is kids having a blast.   Dacey Hay (shown above) had her personal first decent down the lower section of the Nantahala.  Although coming through Pattons Run out of her boat, she quickly got to the side and put her smile back on her face, and continued paddling the rest of the 8 mile section.

With the Upper Nantahala pumping out 550 cfs, it was a rush for me on my first decent! In the end it as a weekend of fun with kids, yet full of carnage and beached boats.

-Nathan Madlock

“You might never fail on the scale I did, but some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.” – J.K. Rowling



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2014 Reno HTTD #1

james wrote 1581 days ago:


Well bad weather Wednesday has held off for a while now and this week was no exception.  The ever popular downriver race at the Floristan Rapids in the Truckee River Canyon was on tap to kick off 2014…

http://www.vimeo.com/https://vimeo.com/92431929

This year the sponsors have really stepped up their game, with Ninkasi moving into NV this month we will have more great beer than even kayakers can handle.  With SMITH sunglasses, Jackson Kayak, Mountain Khakis, Shred Ready Helmets, and GoPro HERO3.  The race went off without a hitch, with a hard ferry to start and a couple of hundred yards of backwards paddling required to pass the course, everyone pushed their personal limits a bit and had a great time.

Results

Jason C.               1.59

Ben K.                   2.05

Scott H.                2.10

Ryan S.                 2.11

Sara…                    2.12

Will B.                    2.14

Shawn H.             2.14

Ruth G.                 2.15

Travis…                 2.17

Nick H.                  2.21

Charles A.            2.24

Alex K.                  2.24

Mary E.                 2.29



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2014 Reno HTTD #1

saskia wrote 1581 days ago:


Well bad weather Wednesday has held off for a while now and this week was no exception.  The ever popular downriver race at the Floristan Rapids in the Truckee River Canyon was on tap to kick off 2014…

http://www.vimeo.com/https://vimeo.com/92431929

This year the sponsors have really stepped up their game, with Ninkasi moving into NV this month we will have more great beer than even kayakers can handle.  With SMITH sunglasses, Jackson Kayak, Mountain Khakis, Shred Ready Helmets, and GoPro HERO3.  The race went off without a hitch, with a hard ferry to start and a couple of hundred yards of backwards paddling required to pass the course, everyone pushed their personal limits a bit and had a great time.

Results

Jason C.               1.59

Ben K.                   2.05

Scott H.                2.10

Ryan S.                 2.11

Sara…                    2.12

Will B.                    2.14

Shawn H.             2.14

Ruth G.                 2.15

Travis…                 2.17

Nick H.                  2.21

Charles A.            2.24

Alex K.                  2.24

Mary E.                 2.29



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2014 Reno HTTD #1

james wrote 1581 days ago:


Well bad weather Wednesday has held off for a while now and this week was no exception.  The ever popular downriver race at the Floristan Rapids in the Truckee River Canyon was on tap to kick off 2014…

http://www.vimeo.com/https://vimeo.com/92431929

This year the sponsors have really stepped up their game, with Ninkasi moving into NV this month we will have more great beer than even kayakers can handle.  With SMITH sunglasses, Jackson Kayak, Mountain Khakis, Shred Ready Helmets, and GoPro HERO3.  The race went off without a hitch, with a hard ferry to start and a couple of hundred yards of backwards paddling required to pass the course, everyone pushed their personal limits a bit and had a great time.

Results

Jason C.               1.59

Ben K.                   2.05

Scott H.                2.10

Ryan S.                 2.11

Sara…                    2.12

Will B.                    2.14

Shawn H.             2.14

Ruth G.                 2.15

Travis…                 2.17

Nick H.                  2.21

Charles A.            2.24

Alex K.                  2.24

Mary E.                 2.29



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tommygunn

2014 Reno HTTD #1

tommygunn wrote 1581 days ago:


Well bad weather Wednesday has held off for a while now and this week was no exception.  The ever popular downriver race at the Floristan Rapids in the Truckee River Canyon was on tap to kick off 2014…

http://www.vimeo.com/https://vimeo.com/92431929

This year the sponsors have really stepped up their game, with Ninkasi moving into NV this month we will have more great beer than even kayakers can handle.  With SMITH sunglasses, Jackson Kayak, Mountain Khakis, Shred Ready Helmets, and GoPro HERO3.  The race went off without a hitch, with a hard ferry to start and a couple of hundred yards of backwards paddling required to pass the course, everyone pushed their personal limits a bit and had a great time.

Results

Jason C.               1.59

Ben K.                   2.05

Scott H.                2.10

Ryan S.                 2.11

Sara…                    2.12

Will B.                    2.14

Shawn H.             2.14

Ruth G.                 2.15

Travis…                 2.17

Nick H.                  2.21

Charles A.            2.24

Alex K.                  2.24

Mary E.                 2.29



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