natefry

Upper Spokane Boater-X/Relay

natefry wrote 549 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.



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bozemankayaker

Upper Spokane Boater-X/Relay

bozemankayaker wrote 549 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.



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saskia

Upper Spokane Boater-X/Relay

saskia wrote 549 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.



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james

Upper Spokane Boater-X/Relay

james wrote 549 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 549 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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natefry

Update-2nd HTTD of the Season is this Wednesday

natefry wrote 910 days ago:


It has been a great spring with good flows and great weather. Area boaters have been out daily hitting up all of the creeks, rivers, and play spots that the INW has to offer. A warm April has melted off most of our snow pack but we still have water in the Spokane River and there is another fun HTTD this week. According to Avista flows should stay around the current 2700-3100CFS range for the next week or so. The warm water coming out of the lake and these flows will make for a great event at Sullivan Hole!
• This Wednesday June 15th, event will start around 6 pm.
• Meet at the Mission Road Trail Head Parking area for paper work at 5:30 pm, and then we will move up stream to Sullivan Hole for the Pre-Event Briefing.
• Event will be a multi skill event to include a short slalom style course in the Sullivan Hole Rapid, show off your best tricks in a freestyle session at Sullivan Hole, and if time allows a quick throw bag comp to see who has been practicing their rescue skills this spring.
• All you need is your gear and a throw bag if you have one.
• Come out even if you are not interested in racing. It will be fun to watch and there is always a need for safety kayakers.
• Also bring friends and/or family to enjoy the comp as this location is right next to the Centennial Trail and has a good shoreline for viewing the event.
• After wards we will finish up in the parking lot with some laughs and swag. The new parking area has a great spot with grass and picnic tables for hanging out.
Cheers



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james

Update-2nd HTTD of the Season is this Wednesday

james wrote 910 days ago:


It has been a great spring with good flows and great weather. Area boaters have been out daily hitting up all of the creeks, rivers, and play spots that the INW has to offer. A warm April has melted off most of our snow pack but we still have water in the Spokane River and there is another fun HTTD this week. According to Avista flows should stay around the current 2700-3100CFS range for the next week or so. The warm water coming out of the lake and these flows will make for a great event at Sullivan Hole!
• This Wednesday June 15th, event will start around 6 pm.
• Meet at the Mission Road Trail Head Parking area for paper work at 5:30 pm, and then we will move up stream to Sullivan Hole for the Pre-Event Briefing.
• Event will be a multi skill event to include a short slalom style course in the Sullivan Hole Rapid, show off your best tricks in a freestyle session at Sullivan Hole, and if time allows a quick throw bag comp to see who has been practicing their rescue skills this spring.
• All you need is your gear and a throw bag if you have one.
• Come out even if you are not interested in racing. It will be fun to watch and there is always a need for safety kayakers.
• Also bring friends and/or family to enjoy the comp as this location is right next to the Centennial Trail and has a good shoreline for viewing the event.
• After wards we will finish up in the parking lot with some laughs and swag. The new parking area has a great spot with grass and picnic tables for hanging out.
Cheers



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tommygunn

Update-2nd HTTD of the Season is this Wednesday

tommygunn wrote 910 days ago:


It has been a great spring with good flows and great weather. Area boaters have been out daily hitting up all of the creeks, rivers, and play spots that the INW has to offer. A warm April has melted off most of our snow pack but we still have water in the Spokane River and there is another fun HTTD this week. According to Avista flows should stay around the current 2700-3100CFS range for the next week or so. The warm water coming out of the lake and these flows will make for a great event at Sullivan Hole!
• This Wednesday June 15th, event will start around 6 pm.
• Meet at the Mission Road Trail Head Parking area for paper work at 5:30 pm, and then we will move up stream to Sullivan Hole for the Pre-Event Briefing.
• Event will be a multi skill event to include a short slalom style course in the Sullivan Hole Rapid, show off your best tricks in a freestyle session at Sullivan Hole, and if time allows a quick throw bag comp to see who has been practicing their rescue skills this spring.
• All you need is your gear and a throw bag if you have one.
• Come out even if you are not interested in racing. It will be fun to watch and there is always a need for safety kayakers.
• Also bring friends and/or family to enjoy the comp as this location is right next to the Centennial Trail and has a good shoreline for viewing the event.
• After wards we will finish up in the parking lot with some laughs and swag. The new parking area has a great spot with grass and picnic tables for hanging out.
Cheers



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bozemankayaker

Upper Spokane Boater-X HTTD Results

bozemankayaker wrote 1270 days ago:


Despite record early season low flows, there was a great turn out for the first Home Town Throw Down event in Spokane. Seventeen boaters showed up to bump elbows in a Boater Cross style sprint through the Mini Climax and Sullivan Hole Rapids. The low flows made the slack water between the two rapids long and still. This was the big equalizer for all heats as each competitor paddled hard through the slow section and trying to maintain or gain position. The tired arms were showing as they bunched up for the final eddy turn and ferry to the finish. For finals an additional gate was added at the bottom of the Mini Climax Rapid as a pinch point to bunch the group up for a fun battle across the slow section. A big thanks to World Kayak and their sponsors for making these events possible. The final results are listed below:
Heat 1: 1. Kurt Dobbins, 2. Brian Jamieson, 3. Jim Eaton, 4. Darren Kellogg, 5. Norm Smith
Heat 2: 1. Chris Dibble, 2. Kevin Pryor, 3. Mark Moore, 4. Ron Coddington, 5. Ben Piaskowski
Heat 3: 1. Hayden Smith, 2. Theron Vanhoff, 3. Marcus Lees, 4. Celene Olgeisson, 5. Chris Jundt, 6. Earnie Wright
Finals:
1. Kurt Dobbins
2. Brian Jamieson
3. Chris Dibble
4. Hayden Smith
5.Kevin Pryor
6. Theron Vanhoff
Thanks to those that helped with safety. A big thanks to Chris Celentano and Ron Coddington for some great Pics. We will see what the river provides for our next event next Wednesday 6/24…



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natefry

Upper Spokane Boater-X HTTD Results

natefry wrote 1270 days ago:


Despite record early season low flows, there was a great turn out for the first Home Town Throw Down event in Spokane. Seventeen boaters showed up to bump elbows in a Boater Cross style sprint through the Mini Climax and Sullivan Hole Rapids. The low flows made the slack water between the two rapids long and still. This was the big equalizer for all heats as each competitor paddled hard through the slow section and trying to maintain or gain position. The tired arms were showing as they bunched up for the final eddy turn and ferry to the finish. For finals an additional gate was added at the bottom of the Mini Climax Rapid as a pinch point to bunch the group up for a fun battle across the slow section. A big thanks to World Kayak and their sponsors for making these events possible. The final results are listed below:
Heat 1: 1. Kurt Dobbins, 2. Brian Jamieson, 3. Jim Eaton, 4. Darren Kellogg, 5. Norm Smith
Heat 2: 1. Chris Dibble, 2. Kevin Pryor, 3. Mark Moore, 4. Ron Coddington, 5. Ben Piaskowski
Heat 3: 1. Hayden Smith, 2. Theron Vanhoff, 3. Marcus Lees, 4. Celene Olgeisson, 5. Chris Jundt, 6. Earnie Wright
Finals:
1. Kurt Dobbins
2. Brian Jamieson
3. Chris Dibble
4. Hayden Smith
5.Kevin Pryor
6. Theron Vanhoff
Thanks to those that helped with safety. A big thanks to Chris Celentano and Ron Coddington for some great Pics. We will see what the river provides for our next event next Wednesday 6/24…



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