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[30 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]

Cascade had its second HomeTown ThrowDown this past Saturday. We had eleven participants that all competed in the second feature of Kelly’s Whitewater Park. The weather was in the high 80′s and the Payette North fork was a perfect temp.
 
Water levels are still above normal compared to last summer, which made the wave a little flushy, but nice and deep. Most of the tricks were loops and space godzillas. Wesley even did a few clean cartwheel paddle spin combos.
 
Three of our competitors were all the way from Bend, Oregon. And …

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[23 Jul 2013 | One Comment | ]
NOC Throwdown #3

It was an international throwdown in the Gorge this past Sunday. We had folks from New Zealand and Canada join in the fun. The rain almost held off until we finished, but everyone had fun playing in the hole. We had many first timers which was great and some boaters even got to try out the new Rockstar from our WK sponsor Jackson Kayak. Thanks to NOC for letting us borrow their 2013 Rockstar demo.
We had 18 boaters join in a great competition.
Junior Womens
Emily
Sydeny
Katie
Sierra
Junior Mens
Carter
Kenya
Michael
Jude
Wes
Devon
Jack and Brendan …

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[16 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
Valley Falls Race – This Sunday July 21

Come all you hucksters for the rebirth of the Valley Falls Race this coming Sunday July 21. This will be a time trial race and each paddler will get one run to post their fastest time. There will be classes for the following : Long boat, short boat, OC1, OC2, K2, C1, men’s, women’s and jr’s ( Organizers reserve the right to group classes depending on class size) . There will aslo be two categories to race in :
1. Advanced : this class will start above both falls …

Throwdown Results, WK Hometown Throwdowns »

[16 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]
Idaho Hometown Throwdown #1 2013

Idaho’s first Hometown Throwdown of the year was finally on a warm sunny day and we had great flows at Kelly’s Whitewater Park. Temps in the mid 70′s and warmer water meant no poggies or skull-caps.
With these flows the second feature is great for loops, space godzillas, cartwheels, pretty much anything you can throw in a wave-hole. We ran three hole rides and had a couple of swims. Swims to me mean people are getting out of their comfort range and LEARNING! So kudos to those swimmers
We also …

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[10 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]

It was another great throwdown in the gorge. We had many paddlers come up and even had a few first timers. The excitement got going just after 2 and the name of the game was cartwheel to win. The cheering from the eddy was great as many boaters tried new tricks or just perfect some great old ones.
Results were as follows:
Juniors
1. Carter
2. Jonathan
Mens (and one brave lady who killed it)
1.Nick
2. Chris
3. Brad
4.Carter
5.Trey
6.Nathan
7.Brooke
8.Jeff
9.Justin
10.Brandon
Unfortunately we did not get any pics so, if anyone has some great …

Seaway Valley, Throwdown Results, WK Hometown Throwdowns »

[23 May 2013 | No Comment | ]

The spring season has been a crazy paddling season in the Seaway Valley. It all started to fall together after Sylvie and I got back from our US tour and a week of Team Training with the Canadian Freestyle Team at the site at NOC. As soon as we got home it was time to set up a season of events:
Our 1st event of the year was the Sewer Wave Throwdown.
Saturday April 13th 2013
Sewer Wave on the Ottawa River
Hull Quebec.
Brandon Fasan, one of our team members put together a …

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[21 May 2013 | No Comment | ]

The last freestyle HTTD went off on
Wednesday in downtown Reno.  There was a
great showing of competitors including a junior class. This was the last HTTD
for Pete for a while as the Delosas are headed out on an extended adventure,
can’t wait to hear the stories from them.
Again, thanks to Ninkasi Brewery for the beer and the
prizes from IR, Mountain Khakis, Shred Ready, Kokatat, GoPro, Chaco, Stony
Boater, and Smith.
 
 
Here are the results:
Juniors
Sage D.
162
Nathan O.
61
Cameron
O.      60
 
Women
Amanda B-M.
99
Mary E.
73
Rita G.
49
 
Men
Scott S.
258
Macy B.
222
Pete D.
202
Scott H.
160
Cirus L.
150
Connor W.    103
John
L.          99
Kirk
S.          55
 

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[2 May 2013 | No Comment | ]

https://vimeo.com/65276058
Reno Hometown Throwdown #3
As we were finishing getting everyone signed up for the
event this evening a cavalcade of protestors and cops rolled into the park
yelling about Hispanic workers rights.
So, instead of our normal benign competition in hole 3 we moved downstream
to the rowdy hole 5.  This was a step up
for many competitors but also a chance for the more advanced boaters to show
off their fancy tricks.
Again, thanks to Ninkasi Brewery the post paddle hang out
went until dark with everyone getting a share of the prizes from IR, Mountain
Khakis, Shred Ready, Kokatat, …