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[8 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]
2016 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown #1

The first event in the 2016 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown series was some fast paddling fun! We had a great turn out with 19 competitors joining in for some friendly downriver boatercross competition!  We had several spectators who watched and cheered on the competitors from the start and finish line.  The event was held on the Lower Nolichucky River, TN with cool and breezy mostly sunny skies.

The river level was around 1,700 CFS and spirits were high with several first timers in this event!  The course start was at the USA …

2012, 2012 HTTD, CKS Paddlefest, Feature Story, Featured, Featured Post, Fest, Festival Coverage, Headline »

[12 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
CKS Paddlefest

Despite low water levels, athletes and fans alike rallied this year to create one of the most successful PaddleFest’s and best  BV Pro-Am Kayaking competitions to date. So many thanks to all the incredible volunteers and spectators who showed up to cheer, enjoy the beer gardens and support an amazing event. 
Extra special thanks to Jackson Kayak for being the premiere sponsor, and donating a kayak  of choice to the overall points winner in the amateur division. We couldn’t have done it without you!
We are already looking forward to having the …

Feature Story, Featured, Featured Post, Festival Coverage, Headline, Throwdown Results, Uncategorized, Videos, WK Hometown Throwdowns »

[21 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

If you have read my past stories about this event it comes as no shock that I love going to this event every year.  Enjoy this great video made by some of my Wausau friends.
Later ;Colin

2011, Feature Story, Featured, Featured Post, Festival Coverage, Headline »

[21 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]
Gauley Festival 2011

Gauley festival 2011 is officially in the record books, and the WK family had a great time and hosted some sweet events.  I want to give a big thank you to all of our Gauley first time guides (Clay, Em, Andrew, John, Jim, Wes, and Rick).  You guys made some very lucky boaters super happy with a great first day on the Gauley.  On Friday we had a solid group of boaters together that included WK ambassadors from D.C., Charlotte, Tri-Cities, and Atlanta.  We had Ashley from Chaco with us …

Feature Story, Featured, Featured Post, Festival Coverage, Headline, Uncategorized, WK Hometown Throwdowns, Whitewater »

[6 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]
Gauley Festival Throwdown 2011

All right sports fans we have some exciting news.  Ace Adventure Gear has joined this years list of sponsors for the Gauley throwdown.  This throwdown will take place on Gauley festival Saturday at diagonal ledges on the lower Gauley.  It will be a video contest, so it does not interferewith normal surfing at the wave.  Here is how you get involved.  Register on line at the link below and show up to the lower  Gauley put it and look for our WK ambassador that will be handing out numbered stickers.  …

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[22 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]
OC1 prelims

Anyone who says OC1 is not impressive has obviously now seen what that part of the sport has evolved into.  Any boat that can loop and throw vertical flat water ends is good by me.  One thing you can expect to see at an OC1 event is a big mix in the variety of shapes of boats you will see.  Everything from full planning hulled boats to slightly longer displacement hull boats are all game.  There are some set rules about flotation as well as the volume of water that …

2011, 2011 Pro Event Coverage, 2011 USAFK Points Series, 2011 results, Feature Story, Featured, Featured Post, Festival Coverage, Headline »

[10 May 2011 | No Comment | ]
Reno River Festival Boatercross and Awards photos!

Sunday, brought the crowd friendly event of boatercross.  4 boaters racing head to head working as hard as they can to advance to the next round.  How can we make that a bit more rough and exciting for the crowd?  That’s right, you put a mandatory upstream gate in the course!  Not only do all the boaters have to go through it traveling upstream, but if any one is behind it gives them a chance to get back in the mix and to “interact” with the other racers.  I must …

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[4 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
Slave River Big Air Competition (The Edge King Throwdown)

Time: Tuesday, July 26 · 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Fort Smith, NWT
Are you attending?
More Info: It’s going to be about 3/4 days before Paddlefest (July 26th & 27th) starts so we can go out into the river and not have to worry about spectators. This will be an event by boaters for boaters. The feature we use for the competition will be based on the water levels that week/ day. This could be any number of places. The Edge, …

Featured, Festival Coverage, WK Pro Event Coverage, WK Throwdown Videos »

[9 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
15th Annual Green River Narrows Race Results

Congrats to all Racers in the list below!  It takes a lot of guts just to show up and attempt to ride the lighting during this wild day on the river…

Feature Story, Festival Coverage, WK Pro Event Coverage »

[25 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]
2010 Lord of the Fork Race Results

Write up by Jay:
The 2010 Lord of the Fork Race is in the books, with a new course this year, a record number of racers, and new men’s and women’s champions. The beautiful sunny weather must have convinced a lot of new people to show up for the race, including racers from New Zealand, Germany, and Canada. The new course started at Skunk Beach (below Fist), and ended at the usual spot below Climax.
 
The men’s champion came all the way from New Zealand and crushed the dreams of the local …

Feature Story, Festival Coverage, Throwdown Results, WK Hometown Throwdowns, WK Pro Event Coverage, WK Throwdown Videos »

[29 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
2010 N.O.C. G.A.F. Hometown Throwdown Event Coverage

The N.O.C. Guest Appreciation Festival Hometown Throwdown was HUGE FUN!  We had 36 competitors join in for some fun & friendly freestyle competition at the NOC Wave.  We had hundreds of spectators who watched and cheered on the competitors from all sides on the river and on the old steel bridge below the feature.  We also had a really cool whitewater wakeboarding show going on beside the feature between heats that wowed the crowd.  This event turned out to be one of the biggest Freestyle events of the year in …

Feature Story, Festival Coverage, Slalom Survivor, WK Pro Event Coverage »

[18 Aug 2010 | One Comment | ]
NOC Canoe Club Challenge – Slalom & Downriver Race Coverage

 Big Boomin’ Fun was not in short supply at the Nantahala Gorge this past weekend (8-14-2010)!! Several paddling clubs from around the southeast region came together at the Nantahala River for some very fun times and friendly competition.  It was awesome to see so many paddlers from around our region gathered together to enjoy a day out on the river!  The combined slalom & downriver race events saw a total of over 350 race starts over the day!!!

The day started off at the Forest Service put-in of the Nantahala Gorge with …

2009 World Freestyle Championships, Feature Story, Festival Coverage, Pro Circuit Results, Team Trials, Throwdown Results, WK Pro Event Coverage »

[1 Jul 2010 | No Comment | ]

RESULTS DAY 1
OC1

Dane Jackson – 105 points
Jordan Poffenberger – 80 points
Brad McMillian – 45 points
Jeremy Laucks – 35 points
Eli Helbert – 25 points
Jeff Campbell – 10 points – – – CUT LINE
Jake Ament – 0 points

Women’s K1

Emily Jackson – 600 points
Devon Barker – 470 points
Jessie Stone – 460 points
Erin Clancey – 335 points
Haley Mills – 300 points
Kat Levitt 295 points – – – CUT LINE
Alley Fontenot – 260 points
Nicole Mansfield – 250 points
Amy Jimmerson – 200 points
Jessica Yurtinus – 190 points
Elaine Campbell – 190 points
Cheyenne Rogers – 75 points
Nathalie …

Feature Story, Festival Coverage »

[24 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
Midwest Freestyle Championships

This year I was fortunate enough to be invited back to Wausau to coach the Midwest Freestyle Championships for the second year in a row.  Needless to say it was great to see a bunch of familiar faces.  This year’s trip had a few new twists to it that added a bunch to the experience.  The freestyle clinic was in enough demand that we had to add a third instructor to be able to handle everyone.  On the morning of the first day of the clinic I was interviewed on …

Feature Story, Festival Coverage, Throwdown Results, WK Hometown Throwdowns »

[10 Aug 2009 | One Comment | ]
Slave River Paddle Fest, Northwest Territories

CBC News
After shelving the project more than 20 years ago, industry is once again looking at hydro development on the Slave River on the N.W.T.- Alberta border.   Click here to read the article.
Slave River Paddle Fest – hosted on the August long weekend this event was one of the best ever!  Warm water, gentle play features and lots of fun activities for kids, families and kayakers of all levels.  Saturday began with a morning of kids games and activities aimed at children and youth ages 5-17 followed by an afternoon …

Feature Story, Festival Coverage, WK Pro Event Coverage »

[17 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
FIBArk Event Coverage

The 61st Annual FIBArK (First In Boating the Arkansas) Festival has already kicked off here in Salida, CO with live musics, movie premiers and feverish practicing from kayakers of all disciplines.  Salida plays host this year to the USA Wildwater National Championships as well as a dozen other kayaking events.
Tomorrow starts the competition with Wildwater sprints and the Pine Creek Boater X which puts out its fair share of carnage in the infamous Pine Creek Rapid where a towering hole awaits racers mid-course.  For those that have the skill to …

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[14 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
Payette & Boise River Revival Results

Last weekend we had a great time at the Payette & Boise River (PBR) Revival. Despite some threatening weather, even a little rain, the event was a blast! Jackson Kayak Regional Paddler Mark Cecchini wrote the following  report of the weekends event and results are posted at the bottom:
The 2009 PBR Revival went off just as the Payette River system marked peak water levels for the season.  The high water conditions created truly spectacular venues for the competitors throughout the weekend.  The events kicked off on Friday, June 5, with …

Feature Story, Festival Coverage, Teva Mountain Games, WK Pro Event Coverage »

[12 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]

Event Coverage on WKTV will continue during the weekend of June 18-21 during the 61st Annual FIBArk River Festival.  Until then…

Feature Story, Festival Coverage, Pro Circuit Results, Reno River Festival, Teva Mountain Games, WK Pro Event Coverage, WK World Cup Coverage »

[7 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
TEVA Results and Photos

Men’s Freestyle Results
1. Stephen Wright
2. Nick Troutman
3. Dustin Urban
4. Casper VonKolmf
5. Andrew Holcombe
Women’s Freestyle Results
1. Emily Jackson
2. Tanya Faux
3. Ruth Gordon
4. Nicole Mansfield
5. Devon Barker

Feature Story, Festival Coverage, Pro Circuit Results, Teva Mountain Games, WK Pro Event Coverage »

[5 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
Check ya later… TEVA makes huge cut

The preliminaries for the Pro Freestyle kicked off today around 1:00 PM with 44 competitors in the men class and 16 women.  As with most preliminary competitions the majority of the rides were conservative where competitors were given 2 rides with their points from both combine to determine who moved on.  The top 15 of the men and 10 of the women were honored to move on to the semi’s tomorrow morning at 11:00 AM, where WKTV will resume coverage.
I personally like to compare this competition to a test in …

Feature Story, Festival Coverage, Pro Circuit Results, Team Trials, WK Pro Event Coverage »

[31 May 2009 | No Comment | ]
2009 US Team for Worlds Decided

A few surprises occurred in the US Team Trials Semi and Finals today.  Competition kicked off once again at 9:00 AM promptly, highly unlike kayakers.  The top 5 men, top 3 women, top 3 jr men, top 2 jr women, top 2 OC-1 were decided through an amazingly close competition and included some major upsets as well.
The wave continued to be an extremely challenging feature to deal with as at times the wave would green out and flush the competitors off of the wave, however that did not keep all …

Feature Story, Festival Coverage, Pro Circuit Results, Team Trials, Uncategorized, WK Pro Event Coverage »

[30 May 2009 | No Comment | ]
Success!! All Systems Go on Liftoff, launch of WKTV

I just checked Boatertalk and I believe the lack of comments deems it a success, The one comment of the nice video was very nice as well.  We kicked of the official launch of World Kayak TV today during the preliminary round of the US Team Trials.
World Kayak brought in a total of 8300 viewers throughout the day, which in the kayaking community is unheard of.  World Kayak is truly bringing the competition home to the viewers, its original intent.  We will continue to bring live coverage the remainder of …

Feature Story, Festival Coverage, Pro Circuit Results, Reno River Festival, Teva Mountain Games, WK Pro Event Coverage »

[8 May 2009 | One Comment | ]
We are now live!

Cameras are rolling and we are tabulating the scores at the Reno River Festival… more video and updates are on the way.  Coverage starts Saturday!

Feature Story, Festival Coverage, Reno River Festival »

[6 May 2009 | One Comment | ]
Reno Event Coverage begins Friday

The 2009 Reno River Festival will covered top to bottom by World Kayak and Chris Wing (H20 Dreamin).  The coverage begins Friday, May 8 with the Open competition and will continue on through the entire weekend with full coverage of the Pro event.  This will be the FIRST ever ‘Almost Live’ coverage of a Freestyle event as our cameras will be feeding to a production suite and then on-line with about a 10 to 20 minute delay between heats.  The final product will be most of the runs!  We may …

Feature Story, Festival Coverage, Throwdown Results, WK Hometown Throwdowns »

[1 May 2009 | No Comment | ]
Hometown Throwdowns go big time!

World Kayak is happy to announce that the open at this year’s Reno River Festival will be a Hometown Throwdown (HTTD).  The open event will be held on Friday May 8th.  The event will be conducted and scored like all other HTTD’s.  The top three paddlers from the K1-A, K1-W, and K1-JR will be carried on to the invitational event on Saturday.  As always there will be a K1-B category so that all boaters of every skill level will have an appropriate peer group to compete with.  Bring the heat …

Festival Coverage, Uncategorized, WK Hometown Throwdowns »

[28 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]

Organizing events is hard.  Producing a first year festival (and actually getting people to attend) is even harder.  Dartmouth’s Ledyard Canoe Club came through with a truly worthy addition to the northeast paddling scene.  The first ever Ledyard River Festival was definitely worth the trip for all those who came to enjoy the festivities.
 
If someone told me they were going to organize a college sponsored multi-day, first-year event, taking place just before exams, with creekraces, a freestyle, triathlon, camping and party with free beer on college property, I would have …

Feature Story, Festival Coverage, Throwdown Results, Uncategorized, WK Hometown Throwdowns »

[27 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
Confluence/Ohiopyle Throwdown #1 for 2009

Hometown Throwdown #1 – Stonycreek Rendezvous 4/25/09
The inaugural event for the Confluence/Ohiopyle region’s Hometown Throwdown series was an astounding success, with boaters competing across two separate events.

The first of the events was a boatercross race held Saturday morning at the showers rapid on the Stonycreek Canyon. This event included twenty competitors spread across the advanced, intermediate and women’s brackets. As the whistle was blown, paddlers had to race down through the first hole and touch a marked rock on river left before making an aggressive ferry to round a river right …

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[20 Oct 2008 | One Comment | ]
2008 Upper Green Race Event Coverage & Results

This past Saturday (10-18-2008) was the 1st real cool day of the fall season in the Southeast US.  Skies were partly cloudy and a nice breeze was whipping about in the trees.  Autumn colors were almost to full peak and the smell of fall was in the air.  A great day to bring the heat for the 2nd annual Upper Green Race in NC!
The race was created by Patrick Elliott and some other local Asheville boaters last year.  The race starts from the river right eddy above Bayless Boof and …

Festival Coverage, Throwdown Results, WK Hometown Throwdowns »

[28 Sep 2008 | No Comment | ]
Seaway Valley WK Hometown Throwdown #2: Water, Weather and Good times!

The days before the 2nd Seaway Valley WK Hometown Throwdown were filled with worries about weather. An increase in storms in the south was casting a shadow on our event and our friendly neighborhood weatherman was predicting lots of rain and cool temps. Not too bad if you are waiting for the creeks to run but if you are planning a competition it is less than desirable.
Well, as we say in the area, if you do not like the weather at the moment just wait a while and it will …

Canada Cup, Festival Coverage, Juniors, North American Championships »

[7 Sep 2008 | No Comment | ]
North American Freestyle and Junior CanAm Championships Part 2: Canada Cup

Saturday, August 31st (Yep, I am a week late writing this. My appologies, regular work kinda got in the way.) was 2008 Canada Cup and the second part of the North American and Junior CanAm Freestyle competition.
The event was put on by Wilderness tours on the Ottawa River as a follow-up to the Blackwater Challenge held in Watertown, New York.
This year, the Ottawa River has been a little bit unpredictable. Mini Bus was out for for a long time in the middle of summer and we had not seen Garb …

Feature Story, Festival Coverage, Juniors, North American Championships »

[25 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]
<strong>2008 Blackwater Challenge: Kids, Kayaking and Freestyle Competition</strong>

On August 22nd (Last Friday) with the help of my family and friends, we loaded the CReW trailer and headed to Watertown New York. Why? Why else:, 2 days of whitewater: The 2008 Blackwater Challenge and the 2008 Can Am Junior Freestyle Championships.

Day 1: Get there, register, set up camp and the Opening Ceremonies.
When you arrive at the site of the Blackwater Challenge, Tom O’Riley (aka Tommy Gun) and Sarah Daniels (as well as all their staff and volunteers) do an awesome job at making you feel welcome.
After …

Feature Story, Festival Coverage, Pro Circuit Results, WK Pro Event Coverage »

[14 Jul 2008 | No Comment | ]
Freestylin Chute Out Style

The strengths of the Potomac Festival are its overall inclusion of paddlers of all abilities as opposed to showcasing only the elite such as other big sponsor events. I am not saying those events do not have their place, I am only saying that events like the Potomac have theirs as well.
Yesterday’s freestyle event had beginners and intermediates outnumbering experts by a large margin and it could have not been more appropriate as this venue has played host to the “Maryland Chute Out” for many years. For those …

Feature Story, Festival Coverage, Pro Circuit Results, Uncategorized, WK Pro Event Coverage »

[13 Jul 2008 | No Comment | ]
D.C. Brings the Heat

Temperatures hovered in the mid 90’s with high humidity in classic D.C. fashion. However, the mid-atlantic region wasn’t the only thing bringing the heat as Jason Beakes, Jeff Calhoun and Danny Stock, local residents, scorched the course during the 2008 Potomac Festival and Great Falls Race.
Water levels sprung up from rains earlier this week bringing the Potomac somewhere in the range of 3.5 feet come race time making the center lines the course of choice for race officials. Such rapids as “Grace Under Pressure” and the “Streamers” were being …

FIBArk 2008, Feature Story, Festival Coverage, Pro Circuit Results, WK Pro Event Coverage »

[16 Jun 2008 | 3 Comments | ]
FIBArk – Official National Championship Results

I will have the full write up and summary of my two weeks in Colorado in the next day. I would like to say to the individual(s) who stole the cameras from the BLM campground that we WILL FIND YOU! And of course if we don’t, you have some bad juju on you now buddy. Colorado was a blast and I look forward to coming back out here again next year, though the next time a bit longer. Enjoy some of the photos from the National …

FIBArk 2008, Feature Story, Festival Coverage, Pro Circuit Results, WK Pro Event Coverage »

[14 Jun 2008 | No Comment | ]
North American Champion?

Nick Troutman wants to be the U.S. National Champion. There is only one problem with that; he’s not from the United States. However he is currently holding the second position in the Blue Paddle FIBArk Freestyle that is doubling as the U.S. National Championships.
After Day 1 of freestyle action we narrowed the Men’s field of competitors from 60 competitors down to 30, a huge cut. The Women’s and C-1 did not field enough competitors so they automatically advance on to tomorrow. The Men’s competitors consisted of …

FIBArk 2008, Feature Story, Festival Coverage, Pro Circuit Results, WK Pro Event Coverage »

[13 Jun 2008 | One Comment | ]
FIBArk – The Hungry Hippo Hole

There must be something about extreme racing and inclement weather, because today during the Pine Creek Boater X it was no different. The temperature dipped down into the lower 40’s with wind gusts of 50-60 mph and snowflakes were seen briefly at times. At one point during the race a deer was spotted by spectators looking down from the mountaintop almost as if to say “what the hell are you doing?”
Once again Colorado high water was omnipresent and the spectators were hungry for some carnage, and what they …

FIBArk 2008, Feature Story, Festival Coverage, Uncategorized »

[11 Jun 2008 | No Comment | ]
Glenwood is huge, Steamboat smells like eggs and Salida has the party

Colorado has the unique ability to astonish you around every bend, unless of course you don’t like nature, the outdoors or people who are legitimately happy with their dispositions. So if any of that does not apply to you, then I am really confused as to why you are even reading this write up or visit this website. However, if you are trying to understand how those things can enrich your life, then I will work with you.
I have just arrived in Salida after a few days on the road …

Feature Story, Festival Coverage, Pro Circuit Results, Teva Mountain Games »

[8 Jun 2008 | One Comment | ]

Final Results for the Downriver Sprint were as follows:
1.Tao Berman
2. Jeff Calhoun
3. Jason Beakes
The 8-Ball Race takes place today which should prove to be absolutely entertaining as a normal boater-x will be taken to the next level. Imagine American Gladiators on the water. Hobie promised that this year will live up to its reputation from years past! Keep your eyes peeled for more coverage of todays events and here is some eye candy from yesterdays events.
TMG Sprint & Freestyle Semi’s and Finals from Christopher Wing on Vimeo.

Feature Story, Festival Coverage, Pro Circuit Results, Teva Mountain Games, WK Pro Event Coverage »

[7 Jun 2008 | 3 Comments | ]

Not much more to say other than Dustin Urban is bomber under pressure. Facing a score of 158 that EJ put up in his second ride, Dustin had one more ride to go. After splashing a bit of water in his face and looking over to his wife Katie he road into the hole and absolutely blew Vail, CO up! He hit just about every trick that is possible scoring an astounding 178 points besting EJ’s by 20 points. This put the pressure on the old …

Feature Story, Festival Coverage, Pro Circuit Results, Teva Mountain Games, WK Pro Event Coverage »

[7 Jun 2008 | No Comment | ]

I sat next to Andrew Holcombe this morning after the conclusion of the Downriver Sprint on Gore Creek not realizing he had just finished. He looked surprisingly fresh and dry considering he just sprinted 3 miles downstream through class II-III. “It’s 20 minutes of absolute pain,” Holcombe said. “I will be just happy to place, especially with racers like Jeff Calhoun who specialize in downriver racing.” Holcombe as well as a number of professional and amateur racers participated in this mornings Gore Creek Kayak Sprint on …

Feature Story, Festival Coverage, Pro Circuit Results, Teva Mountain Games, WK Pro Event Coverage »

[7 Jun 2008 | One Comment | ]
Demonstrations in Controlled Drowning-Day 1

That’s right, I said it! I believe freestyle, especially the kind where you are taking timed runs in frigid water at elevation causing mild hypoxia is nothing more than a demonstration in controlled drowning! And I am convinced that many of todays competitors would quickly agree.
After a brutal day of weather yesterday during the Homestake Creek Race, competitors were treated to fair skies and temperatures extending into the upper 70’s. Quite a contrast, but nonetheless welcomed. Today marked the start to TEVA’s major events, including the Rodeo Qualifier. Roughly 70 …

Festival Coverage, WK Hometown Throwdowns »

[6 Jun 2008 | No Comment | ]
Eugene Throwdown #2 Fun Times

The first Throw down on un-chlorinated water was a hoot! Eugene had 10 total participants at 24/7 and a total of 30+ spectators. Spirits were high, even though the weather did not cooperate, but what kayaker is afraid of getting wet? We are hopeful that June’s event will be even bigger and better, Roaring Rapid Pizza thinks so… they just donated three large pizzas to the remainder of the throw downs here in Eugene… If nothing else come enjoy food, friendly people and …

Feature Story, Festival Coverage, Pro Circuit Results, Teva Mountain Games, WK Pro Event Coverage »

[5 Jun 2008 | No Comment | ]
Homestake Creek Race – Great lines, Better Carnage

The Homestake Creek Race takes place on the class V Homestake Creek in Red Cliff Colorado. This race had its humble beginnings when Ken “Hobie” Hoeve, Dagger Product Manager, decided to have a race on one of his back yard creeks. The incentive to bring boaters out and participate, a keg of beer. This race brings in some of the top creek boaters in the nation and dishes out its fair share of beatdowns. The beer is still waiting for those at the end of the race.
This year Vail Resorts …

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[4 Jun 2008 | One Comment | ]
Ice Cream Headaches and Thin Air

I arrived in Vail yesterday, June 2, in the later afternoon after making the drive west for two days. The little 88′ Toyota truck has served me well once again forever proving that they are the greatest vehicles ever made! Being road weary and ready to stretch out a bit and get some much needed exercise, I walked down to the Inertantional Bridge in Vail where the freestyle will be held. There i was greeted with many familiar faces and friends who I have not seen in nearly a month, …

Festival Coverage, WK Pro Event Coverage »

[30 May 2008 | No Comment | ]

I have been preparing for my first big trip of the season, ummm… no wait, I haven’t even packed the truck yet.  But in many other ways I have been getting myself prepped for two of the biggest whitewater events in the United States, the TEVA Mountain Games and FIBArk, which FIBArk will double as the Freestyle National Championships as well.
I have been training up as much as I can, with my sicko moves as well as my grammar and video and photo skills to prepare for this trip.  Many …

Festival Coverage, Throwdown Results, WK Hometown Throwdowns »

[16 May 2008 | One Comment | ]

Boise’s 2nd Hometown Throwdown was again greeted by fantastic weather and plenty of water. Temps hit 82 by showtime and life was good. The river was sitting at 7440cfs and this presented a little problem with the entry into the third (and at this level, bottom) wave-hole that required a very determined approach and entry into the feature. At the end of 2 rounds everyone was pretty well thrashed and we moved to the down-river portion which everyone seems to really enjoy and this was highlighted by Tyler Allyn’s entry …

Festival Coverage »

[28 Feb 2008 | No Comment | ]

As part of our new WK Event Coverage initiative, we welcome all those hosting festivals to send us a line!  We invite you to set up a festival blogspot here at Worldkayakblogs.com and start posting up info.  Festivals are key to our communities and also very important in the attraction of attention to our sport… they show excitement, social activity and showcase the fun we have together.  Covering your event not only shows this, but also shows folks what they missed!  Showing them what they missed attracts further participation the …