Archive for May, 2008

Waiting For The Bladder Wave?


2008
05.15

Keep an eye on the Horseshoe Bend Gauge and watch for it to hit about 8.500cfs. At that point they start messing with the dam. Sometime it will be down completely and this floods the gutter and nothing is surfable. Go HERE and check the bottom of the page for scheduled deflations. In the past here is what the power company has done when the level hits around 8,500:

1. They drop the bladder all the way in the early mornings – nothing good for boating
2. At about noon they bring it into ‘Cascade Mode’ which is about 1/2 pressure. If the bubble forms in the middle as it usually does BINGO – Bladder Wave :-)

Right now the forecast for Boise is low to mid 90′s for the weekend and the river will be shooting up. Here is the current river forecast for Horseshoe Bend

Boise Hometown Throwdown


2008
05.14

Throwdown tomorrow – May 15th is the 2nd Boise Hometown Throwdown sponsored by Mion, RedBull, Jackson Kayak, Kayak Sessions, IR, Smith and AW. Prizes awarded for participation NOT scores :-) It’s all about fun! 5:30pm is when it all kicks off. Hope to see you there!

Idaho River Kids Stand Up Well In Reno


2008
05.12

Wow, the kids from Boise looked right at home in Reno this weekend! Hats off to Scott Wootten who did a fantastic job prepping these guys during the last 6 weeks! Here are the results from the events they competed in – IRK kids in bold:

Freestyle
Juniors
1. Kyle Hull
2. Seth Stoenner
3. Alec Voorhees

Boater-X
Juniors
1. Jonathan Shales
2 . Jason Craig
3. Connor McLeod – and HERE is a pic of Connor gearing up :-)

Michael Hayes had his picture on the front page of the Reno news paper and I know Ethan McLeod got special mention as well as others.

Check out coverage here:
http://rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080512/SPORTS/805120338
http://www.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080510/SPORTS01/805100362
http://worldkayakblogs.com/throwdown/2008/05/09/reno-day-1-open-class-comp/
http://worldkayakblogs.com/throwdown/2008/05/11/reno-day-3-boatercross/

Nice job to ALL of the Boise kids and special thanks to Scott for helping to get these guys prepared! Can’t wait until next year!

2nd Boise Throwdown Next Thursday.


2008
05.09

[singlepic=53,320,240,,]Remember next Thursday, May 15th, is the 2nd Boise Hometown Throwdown. Prizes awarded for participation NOT scores :-) It’s all about fun! 5:30pm is when it all kicks off. Hope to see you there!

Reminder – IWA Used Equipment Sale Tomorrow in Boise


2008
05.02

Time for the annual IWA Used Equipment Sale. For more info go HERE!

Location : Idaho River Sports – 3100 W. Pleasanton Boise, Id

Schedule :
Friday May 2nd

  • Check in from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Saturday May 3rd

  • Check in from 7am to 8:45am
  • Sale starts at 9am to 2pm
  • Unsold items must be picked up by 3pm

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