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!
This months HomeTown ThrowDown included people from Alabama and Oregon, as well as the local Idaho paddlers. We had the twelve competitors out on the middle feature here at Kelly’s Whitewater Park, which had been cold the week before, but we were lucky enough to have warm weather and sunshine.
The wave was a little flushy, but not too bad, as long as you landed your tricks right and paddled after each one. Tricks from spins and shuv-its, all the way to loops and Space-Godzillas were thrown, making for an impressive show.
Everyone did two rides, and then went up for a boater-cross. Lucky for us, we had the Payette River Games last weekend, so the ramp was still up. Most of the boater cross competitors slid down the ramp, though few chose to launch off the bank.
It was a great group, who really made it a fun time for everyone. Thanks to all who showed up. Can’t wait for the next ThrowDown on July 26th.
Here are some pics of the day:
Here at Boise we’ve had our last Hometown Throwdown of the year. A big thank you to everyone thats helped make it such a fun year.
As usual our competition was on the second feature at the amazing Kelly’s Whitewater Park in Cascade, Idaho.
We had eleven competitors, two of which were all the way from Portland, Oregon.
Everyone had three rides, best two count, to show off their tricks. There were a few less ariels than before mostly because of the lower water that made the wave shallower than usual. There were still some impressive moves thrown and its great to see everyone progress through the year. Thanks again to everyone who has shown up through the year to make the Throwdown’s what they are.
Here’s the standings:
4 (Tie). Mathew
4 (Tie). Travis
Junior Mens K1:
Junior Womens K1:
Here’s some pictures from the event:
Cascade had its second HomeTown ThrowDown this past Saturday. We had eleven participants that all competed in the second feature of Kelly’s Whitewater Park. The weather was in the high 80′s and the Payette North fork was a perfect temp.
Water levels are still above normal compared to last summer, which made the wave a little flushy, but nice and deep. Most of the tricks were loops and space godzillas. Wesley even did a few clean cartwheel paddle spin combos.
Three of our competitors were all the way from Bend, Oregon. And it was fun to have Sage Donnelly from Reno at the event.
The bad news is that Tyler had pics of everyone on his iPhone, but jumped in the river and had the charger port opened on his LifeProof case….it never recovered. We are still trying to find out if the pics synced to his photo-stream. If so we’ll post them later
We have two throwdowns in August – hope to see you there. We may separate and have competition at both the upper and middle feature. So if you have been holding off ‘cuz you wanted to do something bigger than the middle feature, we are up for adding the top feature to the mix.
Mens K1 A:
Junior Mens K1 A:
Junior Womens K1 A:
With these flows the second feature is great for loops, space godzillas, cartwheels, pretty much anything you can throw in a wave-hole. We ran three hole rides and had a couple of swims. Swims to me mean people are getting out of their comfort range and LEARNING! So kudos to those swimmers
We also saw some good aerial action from Troy Wilson and Mike Vorrhees. Connor Voorhees was our youngest competitor at 9 years old.
We had a bonus surprise when we got together for our prize drawing, EJ showed up and gave a tour of the new RockStar. Our next TD will be on July 27, again at Kelly’s Whitewater Park.
Hope to see you there!
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1. Troy Wilson
2. Mike Voorhees
3. Travis Tripp
1. Skye Titus
2. Crosby Crevett
3. Connor Voorhees
4. (TIE) Paige Wilson
4. (TIE) Ethan Tripp
5. Quinton DiLenge
Saturday was out last Throwdown for the year in Idaho. Weather in
Cascade was awesome with a bit of a breeze. But you could tell that
Fall is not far off.
I am so jazzed to see the kids from Kelly’s Kayak Academy continuing
to return and have Troy Wilson run a clinic for them prior to the
Throwdowns. These kids are really excited about paddling.
Water was down to about 1400 cfs (from the normal 2200), so made it a
bit shallow but the more skilled paddlers could still throw ends and
loop. Water still feels good and you just gotta love that Idaho has
water clear into the fall.
We ran 3 runs in the wave and scored the best 2. Was great to see
paddlers from 10 to 50. Afterwards we sucked down some free dogs
provided by KWP and met on the lawn to draw for all the awesome prizes
donated by our event sponsors and local sponsors.
Thanks to Troy, Devon, Devin and Daniel for helping run safety AND
compete. That kept ‘em busy
thanks also to our Event Sponsors:
Jackson Kayak, GoPro, Smith Optics, Mt. Khakis, Chaco, Astral, Shred
Ready, Kokatat, Rapid Transit, Stony Boater, Immersion Research
And to our local sponsors:
Alpenglow Mountain Sports, River Gear and H2OVelocity
Jr – men
Jr – Women
Idaho is on Fire….and we were reminded of that during our 4th Hometown Throwdown as Long Valley filled with smoke so thick you could taste it. Fires near Horseshoe Bend, Stanley and Mountain Home have been burning for weeks and Idaho is second only to Colorado for fire activity this summer.
However we had a great time and the 90* weather made the water all the better.
We had 6 kids return from Kellys Kayak Academy Devon Barker-Hicks has been teaching. Great to see them show up and show continued interest in paddling We had 16 paddlers in all.
We held two hole rides and the a boater-cross. We had a group of SUPs show up and held an impromptu SUP-cross at the end. The grassy amphitheater is our warm weather prize drawing spot. Pretty much everyone jumped back in the water and enjoyed the rest of afternoon – not wanting to think about the fact that summer is winding down. Enjoy it while it is here!
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Big thanks to Kristin Bierle from Alzar School (alzarschool.com) for helping us score
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Sorry for the late writeup but I’ve been replacing my roof that blew off in a storm
Yeah – our first Hometown Throwdown of the year that it didn’t snow or ‘snain’ on us! Plenty of water, weather in the 90s, and pumped-up paddlers made for a super fun day.
We were honored to team up with the Kelly’s Kayak Academy (KKA) for their graduation from week long clinics at KWP with Devon Barker-Hicks, Brent LaFay and Troy Wilson. KWP offers free (yes FREE) kayak lessons to Valley County kids grades 5 – 12. I was amazed to see the progress of these young paddlers from the three – 1 week classes. Devon has really put together a great program for accelerated learning in order to get the fun out of paddling. Many of these kids had only five days of paddling under their belt but were already surfing and most have pretty good rolls.
We had 22 paddlers show up and a gaggle of parents and spectators. Everyone enjoyed the show from the adult paddlers to the inspiring new kayakers. We not only had paddlers from Valley County, but Boise, Oregon and Montana. Afterward we met in the KWP visitors center and drew for prizes, then had a ceremony for the KKA students while we munched on free hotdogs provided by KWP. We were pleasantly surprised to have Mark and Kristina Pickard in town and catch the end of the event. Mark and Kristina funded the construction of the park and Kelly’s is named in memory of Kristina’s sister.
It was a great ending to a busy month! Props to our event sponsors and our loyal local sponsors. And a big thanks to Devon, Brent, Troy and Daniel for running safety.
Looking forward to seeing many of these kids back at our next Throwdown on August 18th. Join us if you can
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A spot fire that jumped out of the 2500 acre Springs Fire near Banks has put more homes in danger as fire crews continue to battle flames and searing hot summer weather in Boise County.
The Springs fire jumped the South Fork of the Payette River late Tuesday night and lit up the other side, putting a
handful of homes in the Phillips Creek area in danger, Boise National Forest officials say. Those residents were given notice that they may have to leave their homes but no official evacuation notice had been given as of 8 a.m. Wednesday.