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Fall Paddling Gear…

kb wrote 907 days ago:


Well we are in the heart of Fall here in Missoula, Montana.  We know lots of folks are out hunting and what not, but it’s still a great time to be paddling.  There’s nothing better then staying in great shape and paddling right up until the start of ski/snowboard season (and maybe during the winter season if you’re geared up proper).   The key to enjoy paddling in colder weather, is to be geared up proper.  Here’s a list of items that will take your cold weather paddling to a new level:  (We’ve made a list in 2 categories…”Whitewater Kayak” & “StandUp Paddle Board”.

Whitewater Kayak:

1. The Ultimate SetUp:

*Dry Suit: This is the Ultimate in cold weather attire wether creaking, running river or play boating…Dry and happy!
*Union Suit: This is one single fleece layer for under your dry suit…That’s right…simple and warm!
*Skull Cap: Brain freeze or not to brain freeze…
*Mitts: Just like Mom always said, “mittens are warmer!”  They also give you a nice grip on the paddle…

2.  The next Best SetUp:

*Dry Top: If you are paddling hard, you might still get damp… but you’ll stay warm
*Dry Pants: Make you look cool if anything…?
*Fleece Top: Multi functional for a variety of paddling conditions…
*Fleece Pant: Multi functional for a variety of paddling conditions…
*Gloves: Not the warmest option…still warmer then nothing…

StandUp Paddle Boarding:

1. The Ultimate Whitewater SetUp:

* Wetsuit: If you want to paddle in whitewater below 45 degrees you need a 5/4/3 thickness minimum suit…4/3 is the best suit for Spring/Fall
* Booties: Go for the 5m booties for late Fall/Winter water temps

2. Flatwater SetUP:

*Fleece Top: Layer like you’re headed to the slopes…just don’t fall in the drink!
*Fleece Bottom: layer like you’re headed to the slopes…just don’t fall in the drink!
Booties: 3m-5m thickness booties will work best…



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Montana/Idaho River Levels on the move!

kb wrote 1115 days ago:


The river levels in Montana and Idaho are on the move.  It’s that time of year where we start to freak out (In a good way -ha) here at Strongwater.  The Lochsa is sky rocketing today!!!  It’s at 3.5ft (5720 cfs) and rising (perfect levels for whitewater kayaking).  If the levels keep moving up and it doesn’t freeze at night, Pipeline will hit the magic 4.5ft level, which is when it starts breaking for surfboards and SUPS.  Brennan’s wave and the Gorge are on the rise as well.  It’s just a feeling we have here at the shop, but we think the season is starting to hit-GET READY!  Remember when gearing up for SUP or whitewater kayaking Strongwater is your headquarters.  Strongwater has tons of new products in already -we’ll have Jackson Kayak 2011 Rockstar and Hero demos tomorrow!  If you don’t kayak or SUP we also offer lessons and rentals to get you dialed in-Come check us out-614 S. Higgins Ave

Get Out On The Water!

Pictures are from last april on Pipeline Wave, Lochsa River-Idaho



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Lost Trail Skiesta / Boater X

kb wrote 1119 days ago:


It was a beautiful day for the 2011 LT Skiesta.  We were super stoked to be part of the celebration this year by having the STRONGWATER Snow Boater X race into the pond skim, ponds.   We actually never got to race because of holes in the ponds plastic lining.  We were all pumped to race the burley-fast course into the ponds, but before the pond skim ended the water was all gone.   No biggie though, everything happens for a reason and we’re going to try this event again next Skiesta.  Only we want to go first next year, so there’s some water-ha.   The Locals at Lost Trail are awesome and were very supportive of us making the trip down.   The Big air contest was the highlight of the day for the Strongwater Crew.  Those dudes were boosting.  Strongwater loves to snowboard, so it was super inspiring to see those guys busting huge airs.    Thanks Lost Trial Powder Mountain for inviting us down-It was an awesome winter!



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