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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, …

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[26 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
Industrial Wave-HTTD #2 West Kootenays, BC

The second HTTD to hit the koots came after wrapping up the highest water Kootenay Whitewater Festival in history on Sunday evening.  The competitors were soggy after surviving the rainy flood level festival and it seemed like the World Kayak HTTD would produce a weak turnout.  Lucky for us the sun found it’s way through the clouds and the record high water produced a surf wave in Trail that blew everyone out of the water, some literally.
 

 
Industrial hole was in last season for the first time in over 12 years …

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[22 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Slocan River BoaterCross HTTD#1

With three divisions, Long Boat, Expert, and intermediate paddlers had ample categories to showcase their skills.  We even had a R-2 Raft team that placed third in the longboat group.  Sven P grabbed the first spot in the expert category placing first in all heats while the intermediate group was a neck to neck match with loving couple Ian and Heather battling it out.  The long boat group was won narrowly by Endless Adventure young ripper, Sam the Hammer.

After the event the group met at Whisper’s Take out for some …

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[24 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]
Charlotte Boatercross – Not just Kids Play

Our last Boatercross of the season was on Saturday August 20.  It was a great day with not a cloud in the sky.  We held a special kids only Boatercross on the instructional channel, but don’t be fooled this kids tore up the race course.  The race was set up with 4 slalom gates and at the start of the race each kid had to throw their paddle through a suspended hula hoop.  This great course was designed by the USNWC’s own head of Kayak Instruction Pablo McCandless (former Olympic …

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[24 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]

The July 23rd Hometown Throwdown was a scorcher.  The day was super hot and so was the competition.  We had our largest group of juniors yet, with 11 juniors competing.  We had 8 men compete in the adult category  and 1 brave lady came out to take on the boys.  The group was pros and not so pros but it was still a jammin’ good time.  Everyone had a great time as we raffled off the great prizes from our sponsors.  Check out below for the standing and some great …

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[30 May 2011 | No Comment | ]
Idaho Throwdown #2

Yesterday was this seasons opening day for Kelly’s Whitewater park and the second Throwdown for Idaho. The weather forecast was bleak with snow expected for the day, however we arrived in cascade with sunny skies and a temp of 36 degrees.

We began the day at 8:30 with a fantastic KWP opening-day breakfast of pancakes with awesome berries and sausage – what a way to start the day! Next we had a dedication of the bridge to rock island. It’s pretty incredible to watch …

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[15 Apr 2011 | One Comment | ]

A new season is starting in the Seaway Valley and World Kayak is right there making sure that paddlers will have events to participate in.
2010 was a great year for us and we saw a lot of new paddlers step up to our friendly competitive arena. 2011 will be even better!
3 freestyle events and 3 survivors (Boater-cross format) are what you will see in Valleyfield Quebec at the Riviere St-Charles this year. You will be able to compete , challenge your friend and yourself. For those who wish to step …

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[9 Jul 2010 | 2 Comments | ]

I’ll have to just start by stating this – This Throwdown was way too much fun! Let me count the ways:

E.J., Dane and Family showed up
Kids from the team trials in Missoula showed up
There were tons of spectators
It was 4th of July weekend
The water and weather finally warmed up
Did I mention that E.J., Dane and …

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[8 Jul 2010 | No Comment | ]

Idaho Hometown Throwdowns for 6/24 and 6/26. With cancellations for high water we ended up with 2 Throwdowns in 3 days. Thursday evening we had a TD at the Gutter in Horseshoe Bend. The eddy was tough and everyone was tired at the end of the night.
Big thanks to Sean Bierle of Alzar School for helping score the variety on this night. Mike Voorhees hit cartwheels, split-wheels and backstabs. Tyler and Willard both had a split-wheel as well.
The youth had tons of energy, but were the tough eddy access as …

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[7 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
Boise Hometown Throwdown #6

Boise’s final Hometown Throwdown of the year was a great finish to the series. We even had a special guest appearance by Reno Jackson paddler Sage Donnelly. If you haven’t had the pleasure of meeting this little gal, you are missing out – she is personality-plus!   (and a great little paddler!)
Seth Stoenner owned the hole with flurries of aerial moves – his smooth style makes paddling look so easy… We ran two hole runs and then a couple of Boater-x heats. We didn’t draw prizes until about an …

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[20 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
Boise Hometown Throwdown #4

Boise’s 4th Throwdown was held under clear skies and a comfortable 80 degrees (usually hovering around 100 right now!) We had a ton of spectators at this event, which made it even more fun.
The crew from Cascade Raft showed up again and our slew of youth. Our friend and long time paddler Willard dedcided not to let the raft guides have all the fun and jumped in the mix.
The Gutter is gets a little shallow in the trough this time of year and cartwheels are tricky, but quite a few …

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[15 May 2009 | No Comment | ]

For the first time a Boise Throwdown was threatened by bad weather. We have been fortunate and always had sunny weater and reasonable temps. Last night, however, with only an hour to go until showtime we had a huge thunderstorm pass over Horseshoe Bend and pelt us with hail and lots of lightning. But by 5pm we were back to beautiful sunshine and a great evening on the river.
We had 12 paddlers turn out for the event. Our youngest, at 8 years old, was Hayden. He participated last year as …

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[18 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
Boise Hometown Throwdown #1 for 2009

Unlike Reno, Boise’s Throwdown was sunny and beautiful – temp at kickoff was 63. Payette river levels have been great for the past couple of weeks and while the water is still cold it is fare more comfortable than March.
It was great to see everyone again and it was great to catch up with those we haven’t seen since September or October.
We ended up with only 6 paddlers at this event as 7 of our regulars were on a trip to California to paddle and three other regulars had kids …

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[18 Sep 2008 | No Comment | ]

Boise’s last Homtown Throwdown of the season was a great finish to our Throwdown series – hard to believe it’s over for the season. Temps near 80, lots of sun, great contestants and spectators made for an enjoyable evening. Even with school in full swing we had gaggle of kids and several adults ready to show their stuff. It is amazing to see the progress everyone made over the season!
With the shorter days it was tough to finish up before dark, but we made it – then had a great …