bozemankayaker

Throwdown #1 and #2 – 2016

bozemankayaker wrote 868 days ago:


Sorry for the late write up but I’ve been out of town. We had our first Hone Town Throwdown here in Idaho on June 24th. And our second Throwdown was last night, July 1st.

Trot ran our first HTTD as nobody from Boise could make it to cascade. Hwy 55 was closed due to an accident. So we figured a couple of locals from Cascade may show up since nobody from Boise would be able to make it up. Troy is living in Cascade, teaching at Kellys Whitewater Park so was already there. He texted me five minutes into the competition that 20 competitors showed up from the Cascade and McCall area!

Last night we had 12 paddlers and great weather for our Throwdown. The water levels shot up from 1,400 CDs to 2,100 CDs overnight and made for a flusher wave, but a few paddlers were able to dial it in and we had a great show from everyone. One of the surf instructors even jumped in the mix and had his first surf in a kayak :]

We had a great time at both Throwdowns and looking forward to our last two of the summer. If your in the area find us at Kellys Whitewater Park in Cascade, Idaho!

July 8th – 6PM
July 23rd – 1PM



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natefry

Throwdown #1 and #2 – 2016

natefry wrote 868 days ago:


Sorry for the late write up but I’ve been out of town. We had our first Hone Town Throwdown here in Idaho on June 24th. And our second Throwdown was last night, July 1st.

Trot ran our first HTTD as nobody from Boise could make it to cascade. Hwy 55 was closed due to an accident. So we figured a couple of locals from Cascade may show up since nobody from Boise would be able to make it up. Troy is living in Cascade, teaching at Kellys Whitewater Park so was already there. He texted me five minutes into the competition that 20 competitors showed up from the Cascade and McCall area!

Last night we had 12 paddlers and great weather for our Throwdown. The water levels shot up from 1,400 CDs to 2,100 CDs overnight and made for a flusher wave, but a few paddlers were able to dial it in and we had a great show from everyone. One of the surf instructors even jumped in the mix and had his first surf in a kayak :]

We had a great time at both Throwdowns and looking forward to our last two of the summer. If your in the area find us at Kellys Whitewater Park in Cascade, Idaho!

July 8th – 6PM
July 23rd – 1PM



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james

Throwdown #1 and #2 – 2016

james wrote 868 days ago:


Sorry for the late write up but I’ve been out of town. We had our first Hone Town Throwdown here in Idaho on June 24th. And our second Throwdown was last night, July 1st.

Trot ran our first HTTD as nobody from Boise could make it to cascade. Hwy 55 was closed due to an accident. So we figured a couple of locals from Cascade may show up since nobody from Boise would be able to make it up. Troy is living in Cascade, teaching at Kellys Whitewater Park so was already there. He texted me five minutes into the competition that 20 competitors showed up from the Cascade and McCall area!

Last night we had 12 paddlers and great weather for our Throwdown. The water levels shot up from 1,400 CDs to 2,100 CDs overnight and made for a flusher wave, but a few paddlers were able to dial it in and we had a great show from everyone. One of the surf instructors even jumped in the mix and had his first surf in a kayak :]

We had a great time at both Throwdowns and looking forward to our last two of the summer. If your in the area find us at Kellys Whitewater Park in Cascade, Idaho!

July 8th – 6PM
July 23rd – 1PM



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james

Throwdown #1 and #2 – 2016

james wrote 868 days ago:


Sorry for the late write up but I’ve been out of town. We had our first Hone Town Throwdown here in Idaho on June 24th. And our second Throwdown was last night, July 1st.

Trot ran our first HTTD as nobody from Boise could make it to cascade. Hwy 55 was closed due to an accident. So we figured a couple of locals from Cascade may show up since nobody from Boise would be able to make it up. Troy is living in Cascade, teaching at Kellys Whitewater Park so was already there. He texted me five minutes into the competition that 20 competitors showed up from the Cascade and McCall area!

Last night we had 12 paddlers and great weather for our Throwdown. The water levels shot up from 1,400 CDs to 2,100 CDs overnight and made for a flusher wave, but a few paddlers were able to dial it in and we had a great show from everyone. One of the surf instructors even jumped in the mix and had his first surf in a kayak :]

We had a great time at both Throwdowns and looking forward to our last two of the summer. If your in the area find us at Kellys Whitewater Park in Cascade, Idaho!

July 8th – 6PM
July 23rd – 1PM



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tommygunn

Throwdown #1 and #2 – 2016

tommygunn wrote 868 days ago:


Sorry for the late write up but I’ve been out of town. We had our first Hone Town Throwdown here in Idaho on June 24th. And our second Throwdown was last night, July 1st.

Trot ran our first HTTD as nobody from Boise could make it to cascade. Hwy 55 was closed due to an accident. So we figured a couple of locals from Cascade may show up since nobody from Boise would be able to make it up. Troy is living in Cascade, teaching at Kellys Whitewater Park so was already there. He texted me five minutes into the competition that 20 competitors showed up from the Cascade and McCall area!

Last night we had 12 paddlers and great weather for our Throwdown. The water levels shot up from 1,400 CDs to 2,100 CDs overnight and made for a flusher wave, but a few paddlers were able to dial it in and we had a great show from everyone. One of the surf instructors even jumped in the mix and had his first surf in a kayak :]

We had a great time at both Throwdowns and looking forward to our last two of the summer. If your in the area find us at Kellys Whitewater Park in Cascade, Idaho!

July 8th – 6PM
July 23rd – 1PM



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Robert Zwanenburg

Seaway Valley WK and CReW HTTD #1

Robert Zwanenburg wrote 1281 days ago:


Sunday, 17 May 2015 Riviere St-Charles, Valleyfield, Quebec. Twas a warm Sunday morn. and all through the house not creature was stirring not even a …. why ? cause everyone was heading down to the river banks on the Riviere St-Charles with the gang from CReW and the CEEVV. :) That’s right CReW, The CEEVV and World Kayak are at it again for the fist of 5 throwdown events in Valleyfield, Quebec. Mixing it up on a long weekend, while there are other regional whitewater events drawing the high performance athletes (Neilson River Creek Race in Quebec and the Ottawa XL on the Ottawa River) is always a challenge but we had an awesome turnout of new (to freestyle) paddlers for our first event of the season. We opened registration at 12:00 and by 1:30 we had a group of 9 enthusiastic paddlers ready to take their shot at freestyle and boatercross comp. At the event yours truly offered a 30 minute kayak surf control clinic for the newer paddlers looking to clean up their boat control and situational awareness. Joining were Felix Tourigny, Colin Robineaud, Marc-Antoine Dubois, George Abou-Atme, Mathiew Lapierre,  Emily Z, William Plourde, and Marc-Antoine D’Avignon and Mathiew Pockes. A lot of the fun in our throwdowns comes from encouraging the young and new paddlers to ham it up. If you are you’re not having fun you will not stick with it so let out your inner monkey. Points are awarded during the freestyle part for traditional moves from the basic front surf to the more advanced moves (loops, McNasty, pistol flips etc) but of equal importance we award points for best effort, biggest smiles, old school paddle twirls, flirting with the judges (yes Sylvie got blown a lot of kisses with big smiles from some of the kids and even a flirty adult (perhaps I should be jealous….)), best beat down, best swim, etc etc.the end result was some good skill improvements, and a crap load of fun for everyone. We were lucky to have a lot of parents of the young group come out to encourage their kids and ask a lot of questions. Who knows, maybe we will see them out there this year too! No pressure mom and dads…. (well maybe just a little….) The boatercross followed right after the freestyle and we had enough paddlers for 2 heats followed by a final of 1 heat (4 boaters.) Gotta say, I really love seeing the stress on new paddlers faces as they sit in the start “gate” waiting to go… Puts life in perspective a bit. No matter how friendly the event, experienced the paddler (or not) or complex the course, racers all have the same look of anxiety and anticipation on their faces. :) The final results were as follows: Remember these are for fun but ar ea great way for the new paddlers to measure their improvement through the season. They asked for the scores so here they are: Freestyle: Marc-Antoine Dubois (13 points) George Abou-Atme (11  points) Felix Tourigny and Colin Robineaud (tied with 7 points each) William Plourde, and Marc-Antoine D’Avignon (Tied with 5 points) Mathiew Lapierre (4 points) Mathiew Pockes (3 points) Emily Zwanenburg For the boatercross we ended as follows: George (1st) Felix ( 2nd) Colin (3rd) As always everyone had fun and the fun will just continue through the rest of our season. Thanks to our awesome sponsors from World Kayak for helping us to ensure that everyone one who participated was able to walk away with cool prizes from one of our great supports, Jackson Kayak, Mountain Khaki, Smith Optics, Stoney Boater, Kokatat, Chaco. Our next throwdown is on Sunday June 14th and we are looking forward to seeing everyone there. :) Peace. Robert Z.  



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james

Hello Everyone

james wrote 1365 days ago:


I know it has been a while since I had a post. I’m have been busy but everything is back on track. I have managed to get out a paddle regularly and enjoy the water that we have had. It has been a good winter with a good amount of rain so got some higher level runs in that I normally don’t get to this time of year. The sad part is there hasn’t been much in the terms of Snow so I am expecting a low water year. We have already started to come up with plans for the Throwdowns later in the season so don’t worry about that.



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tommygunn

Hello Everyone

tommygunn wrote 1365 days ago:


I know it has been a while since I had a post. I’m have been busy but everything is back on track. I have managed to get out a paddle regularly and enjoy the water that we have had. It has been a good winter with a good amount of rain so got some higher level runs in that I normally don’t get to this time of year. The sad part is there hasn’t been much in the terms of Snow so I am expecting a low water year. We have already started to come up with plans for the Throwdowns later in the season so don’t worry about that.



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tommygunn

Hometown Throwdown #3 2014

tommygunn wrote 1567 days ago:


We had another great Throwdown at Kelly’s Whitewater Park on July 26th. There were 11 competitors who all competed on the middle wave, like we usually do, then went up and did a boater cross at the end. Since the river has dropped a little, the wave was stickier and wider, though a little shallow if you weren’t careful.

It was great to see some people new to the the Throwdowns, including two students from the Kelly’s Kayak Academy, a school that teaches local kids to paddle.

This month’s competition saw a few more moves thrown than usual, since the sticker wave allowed for these and we had some very experienced kayakers there.

Overall, another great event. Its so neat to have these low-key events where you can challenge yourself and still have fun! Thanks for a great event guys!



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bozemankayaker

Hometown Throwdown #3 2014

bozemankayaker wrote 1567 days ago:


We had another great Throwdown at Kelly’s Whitewater Park on July 26th. There were 11 competitors who all competed on the middle wave, like we usually do, then went up and did a boater cross at the end. Since the river has dropped a little, the wave was stickier and wider, though a little shallow if you weren’t careful.

It was great to see some people new to the the Throwdowns, including two students from the Kelly’s Kayak Academy, a school that teaches local kids to paddle.

This month’s competition saw a few more moves thrown than usual, since the sticker wave allowed for these and we had some very experienced kayakers there.

Overall, another great event. Its so neat to have these low-key events where you can challenge yourself and still have fun! Thanks for a great event guys!



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