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[5 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]
Boise HomeTown ThrowDown #4

Here at Boise we’ve had our last Hometown Throwdown of the year. A big thank you to everyone thats helped make it such a fun year.
As usual our competition was on the second feature at the amazing Kelly’s Whitewater Park in Cascade, Idaho.
We had eleven competitors, two of which were all the way from Portland, Oregon.
Everyone had three rides, best two count, to show off their tricks. There were a few less ariels than before mostly because of the lower water that made the wave shallower than usual. There were …

Throwdown Results, WK Hometown Throwdowns »

[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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[24 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
Rock Island Trail BC- Hometown Throwdown #1 2013 Kootenays

March 9th 2013 1:00pm- Hero Hole and Trail wave, Rock Island BC
 

This HTTD marks the beginning of the Kootenay Paddling season and the closing of the cold weather paddling scene. Every year we have been celebrating this weekend the end of cold winter paddling and the dawn of our amazing spring kayaking season. The competition is of course a friendly one with points scored for paddle twirls, smiles, and getting the crowd going. After the event, stick around for a dinner get together location TBD contact Chris Ryman (250) 304-7569 …

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[2 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]

Saturday was out last Throwdown for the year in Idaho. Weather in
Cascade was awesome with a bit of a breeze. But you could tell that
Fall is not far off.
I am so jazzed to see the kids from Kelly’s Kayak Academy continuing
to return and have Troy Wilson run a clinic for them prior to the
Throwdowns.  These kids are really excited about paddling.
Water was down to about 1400 cfs (from the normal 2200), so made it a
bit shallow but the more skilled paddlers could still throw ends and
loop. Water still feels good …

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[21 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
Hometown Throwdown- Brierleys Wave– RESULTS!

 
The first ever World Kayak Home town Throw down was a super success with ideal levels and enthusiastic participants.    A team from Endless Adventure travelled 10+ hours to the location for a fun filled weekend of playboating, event judging and meeting new people.  Eric Albert from The Rocky Mountain Canoe and Kayak Club put on a stellar event with some of the best food, prizes and venue of any White Water event attended this year.
Be sure to check out the event next year for some amazing playboating, warm water, …

2012 HTTD, Throwdown Results, WK Hometown Throwdowns »

[19 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]

Idaho is on Fire….and we were reminded of that during our 4th Hometown Throwdown as Long Valley filled with smoke so thick you could taste it. Fires near Horseshoe Bend, Stanley and Mountain Home have been burning for weeks and Idaho is second only to Colorado for fire activity this summer.
However we had a great time and the 90* weather made the water all the better.
We had 6 kids return from Kellys Kayak Academy Devon Barker-Hicks has been teaching. Great to see them show up and show continued interest in …

2012 HTTD, Throwdown Results »

[12 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]

Who would’ve thought the second throw down of the year, two weeks later then the first, would have worse weather than the first? It snowed before the competition and there was sleet directly afterwards. The temperature was around 43 when the competition started, but the water was a bit warmer.
Eight boaters braved the snow and sleet, two of which were from Stanley.  For such a cold day, everyone really put on a show.
KWP offered a solid feature once again and the hot dogs definitely hit the spot.
 
On Saturday, the North …

2009 World Freestyle Championships »

[26 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
Build-up impressions

In a view days the Freestyle Kayak WC starts. The build-up process is going fine and the big stand is now ready (the picture is from yesterday 2pm). The first teams are testing the perfect wave and preparing the competition week!

2009 World Freestyle Championships »

[21 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
KEEN rents your boat!

The brand KEEN, well known for innovative ideas, have come up with an idea how to support the athletes of the World Championships in a bit another way:  If a rider puts a sticker on his boat while the competition, he will be equiped with a pair of KEEN footwear! The organisers opinion: SWEEEET!