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2017 HTTD Season kicks off April 26th

natefry wrote 39 days ago:


It’s that time again…

Hometown Throwdown Season

This year we have already had more precipitation than any other year in recorded history in the Northern Sierra so flows will be high throughout the summer.  With that in mind we are going to go a bit longer this year and hold events through June.  So grab your friends, dust off the paddling gear, and meet us in two weeks to kick things off.  HTTD will start at 5-530pm on Wednesdays every two weeks.

  • April 26th –  Reno Whitewater Park  –  Slalom Survivor Race
  • May 10th — TBD
  • May 24th — TBD
  • June 7th — TBD
  • June 21st — TBD

Because flows will be changing a lot this season, we will be adjusting the event type and location as we go. So check back in for information on the next event.  As always Colin has worked to get great sponsors for World Kayak in 2017, this year we already have lots of great gear from:

  • Jackson Kayak
  • Mountain Khakis
  • Ninkasi
  • Accent Paddles
  • IR
  • Kokatat
  • Effort Inc.
  • Astral

Remember that we will always have lots of great beer from Ninkasi Brewing.

See you on the 26th!!!!!



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Adidas Sickline 2016 Race

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News from Rapid Media Staff:

The 2016 Adidas Sickline Extreme Kayak World Championship runs from October 6 to 8 in Austria. This will be the ninth time the championship takes place on the Wellerbrücke river section in the Ötztal Valley.

The Wellerbrücke rapids are class V whitewater with many high consequence sections. This competition differs from many other whitewater events because it brings together paddlers from different disciplines—including slalom kayakers, extreme kayakers and river expedition kayakers. The head-to-head format in qualifying rounds makes the competition extremely close.

In the 2015 event Norwegian Mariann Saether won the women’s title with a time of 1:03:49, while Spain’s Gerd Serrasolses won the men’s with a time of 55.34.

Learn more here.

Watch the race with live commentary of kayaking legend Ben Brown at:

www.adidas-sickline.com/live/



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Adidas Sickline 2016 Race

james wrote 229 days ago:


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News from Rapid Media Staff:

The 2016 Adidas Sickline Extreme Kayak World Championship runs from October 6 to 8 in Austria. This will be the ninth time the championship takes place on the Wellerbrücke river section in the Ötztal Valley.

The Wellerbrücke rapids are class V whitewater with many high consequence sections. This competition differs from many other whitewater events because it brings together paddlers from different disciplines—including slalom kayakers, extreme kayakers and river expedition kayakers. The head-to-head format in qualifying rounds makes the competition extremely close.

In the 2015 event Norwegian Mariann Saether won the women’s title with a time of 1:03:49, while Spain’s Gerd Serrasolses won the men’s with a time of 55.34.

Learn more here.

Watch the race with live commentary of kayaking legend Ben Brown at:

www.adidas-sickline.com/live/



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Adidas Sickline 2016 Race

bozemankayaker wrote 229 days ago:


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News from Rapid Media Staff:

The 2016 Adidas Sickline Extreme Kayak World Championship runs from October 6 to 8 in Austria. This will be the ninth time the championship takes place on the Wellerbrücke river section in the Ötztal Valley.

The Wellerbrücke rapids are class V whitewater with many high consequence sections. This competition differs from many other whitewater events because it brings together paddlers from different disciplines—including slalom kayakers, extreme kayakers and river expedition kayakers. The head-to-head format in qualifying rounds makes the competition extremely close.

In the 2015 event Norwegian Mariann Saether won the women’s title with a time of 1:03:49, while Spain’s Gerd Serrasolses won the men’s with a time of 55.34.

Learn more here.

Watch the race with live commentary of kayaking legend Ben Brown at:

www.adidas-sickline.com/live/



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Adidas Sickline 2016 Race

james wrote 229 days ago:


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News from Rapid Media Staff:

The 2016 Adidas Sickline Extreme Kayak World Championship runs from October 6 to 8 in Austria. This will be the ninth time the championship takes place on the Wellerbrücke river section in the Ötztal Valley.

The Wellerbrücke rapids are class V whitewater with many high consequence sections. This competition differs from many other whitewater events because it brings together paddlers from different disciplines—including slalom kayakers, extreme kayakers and river expedition kayakers. The head-to-head format in qualifying rounds makes the competition extremely close.

In the 2015 event Norwegian Mariann Saether won the women’s title with a time of 1:03:49, while Spain’s Gerd Serrasolses won the men’s with a time of 55.34.

Learn more here.

Watch the race with live commentary of kayaking legend Ben Brown at:

www.adidas-sickline.com/live/



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Hometown Throw-Down testing Kricket’s @ Bend Whitewater Park

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Hometown Throw-Down testing Kricket’s @ Bend Whitewater Park

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Hometown Throw-Down testing Kricket’s @ Bend Whitewater Park

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Hometown Throw-Down testing Kricket’s @ Bend Whitewater Park

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Water….please give us some water!!!!!!

tommygunn wrote 298 days ago:


Ellie is having a stellar year, becoming a better paddler with every session!

Drought!

There is no other way to describe the summer that the Kawartha Whitewater Paddlers are facing. For anyone reading this far from our Central Ontario home, things are PRETTY dry this year. Environment Canada has declared official drought conditions in various Ontario regions, including the area northeast of Toronto where our club regularly paddles and meets for our World Kayak-related Fun Runs. Unfortunately, the lack of water has put a cramp in the type of events that we regularly hold – in fact, it’s so dry that it’s the first year that anyone no one has run the dam that is a big part of our whitewater playground at Burleigh Falls.

The always gut checking, rock filled “Sketchy Left”!

Despite the low weather  limiting what we can do with the river, we’ve seen a consistent number of between 12-14 paddlers turning up each week to tune their eddying, ferrying and narrow, rocky (and shallow) creeking skills. A bonus has been the appearance of great boof ledge at the bottom of the falls, that is normally totally covered in fast flowing water. It’s been a great place for many to work on their boof technique without any big consequences. One unexpected result of the low water has been an increased number of swimmers at the bottom of the falls, as a result of getting pinned against an unforgiving rock ledge – a pretty tough place to roll up sometimes!

Marcie showing the ropes to future club leader Lexi

Weather can change and we’re hoping for the best before too long. We’re all giving thanks that the Ottawa River, with it’s reliable, warm flows, is less than 4 hours away.



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