james

Hometown Throwdown #6

james wrote 380 days ago:


For our 6th Hometown Throwdown this year we had us a good old fashion game of Kayak Polo. The teams each consisted of two advanced paddlers, two intermediate, and one beginner. With the teams set, our two teams set themselves at opposite ends of the pool. With the sound of a whistle, the match commenced.

Both teams looked strong coming out of the gate. The blue team reached the ball first and began their assault on red teams net. The rules were kept simple. No intentional rolling, and no swinging of the paddles. The blue team showed some great passing ability and quickly made their way to the net. Red team member Scott was quite good at covering the net and blocked the first shot by the blue team. Scott threw the ball out to Destin, who began charging hard at the blue team’s net. From about ten feet, he launched a powerful shot straight into the net. Blue team member David began paddling down the pool, while team member Jerod threw the ball right next to him. The red team began to close in, and David quickly passed off to Billy, who snuck the ball in the corner of the net.

The score was tied, and blue team expert Scott was charging down the open pool, with Jerod on his tail. Scott transitioned from paddling to throwing, when the two boats collided. Scott, while on his way under, flips the ball into the net and rolls up with a hand roll. Both teams decided that because of the pure style in which this shot was executed, two points would be awarded.

Several more goals were scored by both teams, and the total score was 7 to 7. The game ended in a tie, and the remaining time was spent working on rolls, and freestyle moves.

We look forward to the next event, Kayak Football.



Categorized as:assault-on-red  •  blue  •  down-the-open  •  down-the-pool  •  match  •  pool  •  quickly-passedassault-on-red  •  blue  •  down-the-open  •  down-the-pool  •  match  •  pool  •  quickly-passedassault-on-red  •  blue  •  down-the-open  •  down-the-pool  •  match  •  pool  •  quickly-passedassault-on-red  •  blue  •  down-the-open  •  down-the-pool  •  match  •  pool  •  quickly-passed

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bozemankayaker

Hometown Throwdown #6

bozemankayaker wrote 380 days ago:


For our 6th Hometown Throwdown this year we had us a good old fashion game of Kayak Polo. The teams each consisted of two advanced paddlers, two intermediate, and one beginner. With the teams set, our two teams set themselves at opposite ends of the pool. With the sound of a whistle, the match commenced.

Both teams looked strong coming out of the gate. The blue team reached the ball first and began their assault on red teams net. The rules were kept simple. No intentional rolling, and no swinging of the paddles. The blue team showed some great passing ability and quickly made their way to the net. Red team member Scott was quite good at covering the net and blocked the first shot by the blue team. Scott threw the ball out to Destin, who began charging hard at the blue team’s net. From about ten feet, he launched a powerful shot straight into the net. Blue team member David began paddling down the pool, while team member Jerod threw the ball right next to him. The red team began to close in, and David quickly passed off to Billy, who snuck the ball in the corner of the net.

The score was tied, and blue team expert Scott was charging down the open pool, with Jerod on his tail. Scott transitioned from paddling to throwing, when the two boats collided. Scott, while on his way under, flips the ball into the net and rolls up with a hand roll. Both teams decided that because of the pure style in which this shot was executed, two points would be awarded.

Several more goals were scored by both teams, and the total score was 7 to 7. The game ended in a tie, and the remaining time was spent working on rolls, and freestyle moves.

We look forward to the next event, Kayak Football.



Categorized as:assault-on-red  •  blue  •  down-the-open  •  down-the-pool  •  match  •  pool  •  quickly-passedassault-on-red  •  blue  •  down-the-open  •  down-the-pool  •  match  •  pool  •  quickly-passedassault-on-red  •  blue  •  down-the-open  •  down-the-pool  •  match  •  pool  •  quickly-passedassault-on-red  •  blue  •  down-the-open  •  down-the-pool  •  match  •  pool  •  quickly-passed

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james

Hometown Throwdown #6

james wrote 380 days ago:


For our 6th Hometown Throwdown this year we had us a good old fashion game of Kayak Polo. The teams each consisted of two advanced paddlers, two intermediate, and one beginner. With the teams set, our two teams set themselves at opposite ends of the pool. With the sound of a whistle, the match commenced.

Both teams looked strong coming out of the gate. The blue team reached the ball first and began their assault on red teams net. The rules were kept simple. No intentional rolling, and no swinging of the paddles. The blue team showed some great passing ability and quickly made their way to the net. Red team member Scott was quite good at covering the net and blocked the first shot by the blue team. Scott threw the ball out to Destin, who began charging hard at the blue team’s net. From about ten feet, he launched a powerful shot straight into the net. Blue team member David began paddling down the pool, while team member Jerod threw the ball right next to him. The red team began to close in, and David quickly passed off to Billy, who snuck the ball in the corner of the net.

The score was tied, and blue team expert Scott was charging down the open pool, with Jerod on his tail. Scott transitioned from paddling to throwing, when the two boats collided. Scott, while on his way under, flips the ball into the net and rolls up with a hand roll. Both teams decided that because of the pure style in which this shot was executed, two points would be awarded.

Several more goals were scored by both teams, and the total score was 7 to 7. The game ended in a tie, and the remaining time was spent working on rolls, and freestyle moves.

We look forward to the next event, Kayak Football.



Categorized as:assault-on-red  •  blue  •  down-the-open  •  down-the-pool  •  match  •  pool  •  quickly-passedassault-on-red  •  blue  •  down-the-open  •  down-the-pool  •  match  •  pool  •  quickly-passedassault-on-red  •  blue  •  down-the-open  •  down-the-pool  •  match  •  pool  •  quickly-passedassault-on-red  •  blue  •  down-the-open  •  down-the-pool  •  match  •  pool  •  quickly-passed

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natefry

Hometown Throwdown #6

natefry wrote 380 days ago:


For our 6th Hometown Throwdown this year we had us a good old fashion game of Kayak Polo. The teams each consisted of two advanced paddlers, two intermediate, and one beginner. With the teams set, our two teams set themselves at opposite ends of the pool. With the sound of a whistle, the match commenced.

Both teams looked strong coming out of the gate. The blue team reached the ball first and began their assault on red teams net. The rules were kept simple. No intentional rolling, and no swinging of the paddles. The blue team showed some great passing ability and quickly made their way to the net. Red team member Scott was quite good at covering the net and blocked the first shot by the blue team. Scott threw the ball out to Destin, who began charging hard at the blue team’s net. From about ten feet, he launched a powerful shot straight into the net. Blue team member David began paddling down the pool, while team member Jerod threw the ball right next to him. The red team began to close in, and David quickly passed off to Billy, who snuck the ball in the corner of the net.

The score was tied, and blue team expert Scott was charging down the open pool, with Jerod on his tail. Scott transitioned from paddling to throwing, when the two boats collided. Scott, while on his way under, flips the ball into the net and rolls up with a hand roll. Both teams decided that because of the pure style in which this shot was executed, two points would be awarded.

Several more goals were scored by both teams, and the total score was 7 to 7. The game ended in a tie, and the remaining time was spent working on rolls, and freestyle moves.

We look forward to the next event, Kayak Football.



Categorized as:assault-on-red  •  blue  •  down-the-open  •  down-the-pool  •  match  •  pool  •  quickly-passedassault-on-red  •  blue  •  down-the-open  •  down-the-pool  •  match  •  pool  •  quickly-passedassault-on-red  •  blue  •  down-the-open  •  down-the-pool  •  match  •  pool  •  quickly-passedassault-on-red  •  blue  •  down-the-open  •  down-the-pool  •  match  •  pool  •  quickly-passed

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saskia

Hometown Throwdown #6

saskia wrote 380 days ago:


For our 6th Hometown Throwdown this year we had us a good old fashion game of Kayak Polo. The teams each consisted of two advanced paddlers, two intermediate, and one beginner. With the teams set, our two teams set themselves at opposite ends of the pool. With the sound of a whistle, the match commenced.

Both teams looked strong coming out of the gate. The blue team reached the ball first and began their assault on red teams net. The rules were kept simple. No intentional rolling, and no swinging of the paddles. The blue team showed some great passing ability and quickly made their way to the net. Red team member Scott was quite good at covering the net and blocked the first shot by the blue team. Scott threw the ball out to Destin, who began charging hard at the blue team’s net. From about ten feet, he launched a powerful shot straight into the net. Blue team member David began paddling down the pool, while team member Jerod threw the ball right next to him. The red team began to close in, and David quickly passed off to Billy, who snuck the ball in the corner of the net.

The score was tied, and blue team expert Scott was charging down the open pool, with Jerod on his tail. Scott transitioned from paddling to throwing, when the two boats collided. Scott, while on his way under, flips the ball into the net and rolls up with a hand roll. Both teams decided that because of the pure style in which this shot was executed, two points would be awarded.

Several more goals were scored by both teams, and the total score was 7 to 7. The game ended in a tie, and the remaining time was spent working on rolls, and freestyle moves.

We look forward to the next event, Kayak Football.



Categorized as:assault-on-red  •  blue  •  down-the-open  •  down-the-pool  •  match  •  pool  •  quickly-passedassault-on-red  •  blue  •  down-the-open  •  down-the-pool  •  match  •  pool  •  quickly-passedassault-on-red  •  blue  •  down-the-open  •  down-the-pool  •  match  •  pool  •  quickly-passedassault-on-red  •  blue  •  down-the-open  •  down-the-pool  •  match  •  pool  •  quickly-passed

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tommygunn

Hometown Throwdown #6

tommygunn wrote 380 days ago:


For our 6th Hometown Throwdown this year we had us a good old fashion game of Kayak Polo. The teams each consisted of two advanced paddlers, two intermediate, and one beginner. With the teams set, our two teams set themselves at opposite ends of the pool. With the sound of a whistle, the match commenced.

Both teams looked strong coming out of the gate. The blue team reached the ball first and began their assault on red teams net. The rules were kept simple. No intentional rolling, and no swinging of the paddles. The blue team showed some great passing ability and quickly made their way to the net. Red team member Scott was quite good at covering the net and blocked the first shot by the blue team. Scott threw the ball out to Destin, who began charging hard at the blue team’s net. From about ten feet, he launched a powerful shot straight into the net. Blue team member David began paddling down the pool, while team member Jerod threw the ball right next to him. The red team began to close in, and David quickly passed off to Billy, who snuck the ball in the corner of the net.

The score was tied, and blue team expert Scott was charging down the open pool, with Jerod on his tail. Scott transitioned from paddling to throwing, when the two boats collided. Scott, while on his way under, flips the ball into the net and rolls up with a hand roll. Both teams decided that because of the pure style in which this shot was executed, two points would be awarded.

Several more goals were scored by both teams, and the total score was 7 to 7. The game ended in a tie, and the remaining time was spent working on rolls, and freestyle moves.

We look forward to the next event, Kayak Football.



Categorized as:assault-on-red  •  blue  •  down-the-open  •  match  •  pool  •  quickly-passedassault-on-red  •  blue  •  down-the-open  •  match  •  pool  •  quickly-passedassault-on-red  •  blue  •  down-the-open  •  match  •  pool  •  quickly-passedassault-on-red  •  blue  •  down-the-open  •  match  •  pool  •  quickly-passed

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james

River Cleanup

james wrote 1036 days ago:


This weekend local river enthusiast gathered along the banks of the Lower Shoshone to partake in a river cleanup. With around forty users from boaters to fishermen, everyone did their part to keep our river clean. Many of the kayakers “volunteered” to spend their time cleaning trash in the class IV Canyon section.

Boaters Andy Quick, Destin Harrell, Jerod Ready, Joel Hansen, and Taylor Hensen sweep up the remaining pieces of two smashed televisions that had been thrown from the bridge above.

Taylor Hensen shimmies along the narrow ledges to gather shards of leftover glass.

Jerod Ready found part of a shopping cart, and decided to make a pair of training wheels for the set of rapids below.

Jerod Ready, Ed Conning, and Taylor Hensen scout for a suitable T.V. delivery spot to make extraction more manageable.

The river clean-up was followed by a river access meeting, hosted by the amazing people at The Nature Conservancy,  where river users gave input on locations and ideas for future river improvement projects. The boating community pointed out several locations which would be ideal for developing a whitewater feature that would enhance bank stabilization, fish habitat, and recreational opportunities.

If the day wasn’t already good enough, we were treated to an evening of homemade chili, beer, and the showing of The National Paddling Film Festival. Stoked to see such a positive group of river enthusiasts coming together to support our rivers!



Categorized as:Rivers  •  boaters-andy  •  from-the-bridge  •  jerod-ready  •  lower  •  lower-shoshone  •  make-extraction  •  nature  •  taylor-hensenRivers  •  boaters-andy  •  from-the-bridge  •  jerod-ready  •  lower  •  lower-shoshone  •  make-extraction  •  nature  •  taylor-hensenRivers  •  boaters-andy  •  from-the-bridge  •  jerod-ready  •  lower  •  lower-shoshone  •  make-extraction  •  nature  •  taylor-hensenRivers  •  boaters-andy  •  from-the-bridge  •  jerod-ready  •  lower  •  lower-shoshone  •  make-extraction  •  nature  •  taylor-hensen

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bozemankayaker

River Cleanup

bozemankayaker wrote 1036 days ago:


This weekend local river enthusiast gathered along the banks of the Lower Shoshone to partake in a river cleanup. With around forty users from boaters to fishermen, everyone did their part to keep our river clean. Many of the kayakers “volunteered” to spend their time cleaning trash in the class IV Canyon section.

Boaters Andy Quick, Destin Harrell, Jerod Ready, Joel Hansen, and Taylor Hensen sweep up the remaining pieces of two smashed televisions that had been thrown from the bridge above.

Taylor Hensen shimmies along the narrow ledges to gather shards of leftover glass.

Jerod Ready found part of a shopping cart, and decided to make a pair of training wheels for the set of rapids below.

Jerod Ready, Ed Conning, and Taylor Hensen scout for a suitable T.V. delivery spot to make extraction more manageable.

The river clean-up was followed by a river access meeting, hosted by the amazing people at The Nature Conservancy,  where river users gave input on locations and ideas for future river improvement projects. The boating community pointed out several locations which would be ideal for developing a whitewater feature that would enhance bank stabilization, fish habitat, and recreational opportunities.

If the day wasn’t already good enough, we were treated to an evening of homemade chili, beer, and the showing of The National Paddling Film Festival. Stoked to see such a positive group of river enthusiasts coming together to support our rivers!



Categorized as:along-the-banks  •  boaters-andy  •  coming-together  •  festival-stoked  •  from-the-bridge  •  lower  •  lower-shoshone  •  taylor-hensenalong-the-banks  •  boaters-andy  •  coming-together  •  festival-stoked  •  from-the-bridge  •  lower  •  lower-shoshone  •  taylor-hensenalong-the-banks  •  boaters-andy  •  coming-together  •  festival-stoked  •  from-the-bridge  •  lower  •  lower-shoshone  •  taylor-hensenalong-the-banks  •  boaters-andy  •  coming-together  •  festival-stoked  •  from-the-bridge  •  lower  •  lower-shoshone  •  taylor-hensen

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tommygunn

River Cleanup

tommygunn wrote 1036 days ago:


This weekend local river enthusiast gathered along the banks of the Lower Shoshone to partake in a river cleanup. With around forty users from boaters to fishermen, everyone did their part to keep our river clean. Many of the kayakers “volunteered” to spend their time cleaning trash in the class IV Canyon section.

Boaters Andy Quick, Destin Harrell, Jerod Ready, Joel Hansen, and Taylor Hensen sweep up the remaining pieces of two smashed televisions that had been thrown from the bridge above.

Taylor Hensen shimmies along the narrow ledges to gather shards of leftover glass.

Jerod Ready found part of a shopping cart, and decided to make a pair of training wheels for the set of rapids below.

Jerod Ready, Ed Conning, and Taylor Hensen scout for a suitable T.V. delivery spot to make extraction more manageable.

The river clean-up was followed by a river access meeting, hosted by the amazing people at The Nature Conservancy,  where river users gave input on locations and ideas for future river improvement projects. The boating community pointed out several locations which would be ideal for developing a whitewater feature that would enhance bank stabilization, fish habitat, and recreational opportunities.

If the day wasn’t already good enough, we were treated to an evening of homemade chili, beer, and the showing of The National Paddling Film Festival. Stoked to see such a positive group of river enthusiasts coming together to support our rivers!



Categorized as:Rivers  •  coming-together  •  festival-stoked  •  from-the-bridge  •  lower-shoshone  •  make-extraction  •  nature  •  taylor-hensenRivers  •  coming-together  •  festival-stoked  •  from-the-bridge  •  lower-shoshone  •  make-extraction  •  nature  •  taylor-hensenRivers  •  coming-together  •  festival-stoked  •  from-the-bridge  •  lower-shoshone  •  make-extraction  •  nature  •  taylor-hensenRivers  •  coming-together  •  festival-stoked  •  from-the-bridge  •  lower-shoshone  •  make-extraction  •  nature  •  taylor-hensen

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james

River Cleanup

james wrote 1036 days ago:


This weekend local river enthusiast gathered along the banks of the Lower Shoshone to partake in a river cleanup. With around forty users from boaters to fishermen, everyone did their part to keep our river clean. Many of the kayakers “volunteered” to spend their time cleaning trash in the class IV Canyon section.

Boaters Andy Quick, Destin Harrell, Jerod Ready, Joel Hansen, and Taylor Hensen sweep up the remaining pieces of two smashed televisions that had been thrown from the bridge above.

Taylor Hensen shimmies along the narrow ledges to gather shards of leftover glass.

Jerod Ready found part of a shopping cart, and decided to make a pair of training wheels for the set of rapids below.

Jerod Ready, Ed Conning, and Taylor Hensen scout for a suitable T.V. delivery spot to make extraction more manageable.

The river clean-up was followed by a river access meeting, hosted by the amazing people at The Nature Conservancy,  where river users gave input on locations and ideas for future river improvement projects. The boating community pointed out several locations which would be ideal for developing a whitewater feature that would enhance bank stabilization, fish habitat, and recreational opportunities.

If the day wasn’t already good enough, we were treated to an evening of homemade chili, beer, and the showing of The National Paddling Film Festival. Stoked to see such a positive group of river enthusiasts coming together to support our rivers!



Categorized as:Rivers  •  along-the-banks  •  coming-together  •  destin-harrell  •  festival-stoked  •  from-the-bridge  •  jerod-ready  •  lower  •  lower-shoshone  •  make-extraction  •  nature  •  taylor-hensenRivers  •  along-the-banks  •  coming-together  •  destin-harrell  •  festival-stoked  •  from-the-bridge  •  jerod-ready  •  lower  •  lower-shoshone  •  make-extraction  •  nature  •  taylor-hensenRivers  •  along-the-banks  •  coming-together  •  destin-harrell  •  festival-stoked  •  from-the-bridge  •  jerod-ready  •  lower  •  lower-shoshone  •  make-extraction  •  nature  •  taylor-hensenRivers  •  along-the-banks  •  coming-together  •  destin-harrell  •  festival-stoked  •  from-the-bridge  •  jerod-ready  •  lower  •  lower-shoshone  •  make-extraction  •  nature  •  taylor-hensen

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