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Monthly Archives: April 2008

Breaking News for Charlotte / Tri-Cities HTTD Event #2:

Our TVF SKB Team is going to have two TopoDuos with us on Saturday for our TVF competition before the Throwdown.  I have decided to open a new classification in our Hometown Throwdown Event #2 to add some more fun… K-2!  Everyone is welcome to join in on this classification during the registration time between 4-5 [...]

Charlotte / Tri-Cities Hometown Throwdown Event #2

Check out this web site for all the 411 on the event: http://www.worldkayak.com/event_wk.cfm?eventid=456 For any one who has a facebook profile make sure to join our guest list with this link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=10752367698 So you can check out photos and chatter from other participates before the event. We encourage you to use the on-line registration system [...]

The JAW will be MIA from the Freedom Hall Pool Tonight

The Freedom Hall Pool Session must go on with out the JAW and I tonight.  We’ll see you next week!

Another Awesome Tallulah Video!

Josh (the Great) Dalton has compiled another great production using Scott Sidener’s (SKB – Chief) Helmet cam footage and Josh’s footage from the river left bank from our trip to Tallulah.  Scott had a good left line down Oceana, but he also got to flirt with the hole at the bottom for a while too!  Check out [...]

A Good Low Water Day on Watauga Gorge (Carnage Report Inside)

I had the privilege on Sunday (4-20-08) to lead the Damascus Boyz on their PFD of the Watauga Gorge.  The level spiked up to a mighty 164 CFS early that morning from a small rain we received on Saturday, but it began to quickly fall off to 118 CFS by the time we put on… [...]

A Salute to the Damascus Boyz!

One of my arch nemesis (Because he’s the regional Bliss Stick Rep.) and good paddling buddies, Jason Bordwine, sent me this “Picture of the Year” this morning.  I got a great laugh out of it…   The Damascus Boyz from left to right: Brian Combs & Jason Bordwine Both of these fine gentleman hail from [...]

My Favorite Tallulah Photo

We came away Saturday with some great video and photos of our EPIC adventure.  Below is one of my favorite photos from the day.  It was taken by Mrs. Jennifer Southerland from an overlook on the river right bank adjacent to Oceana.  Click on the thumbnail below for the hi-res photo: Standing at the top of [...]

My PFD of Tallulah Gorge!!!

One Word: EPIC!!! I’ll let the video do the talking (Click on the link below): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTyZb016dd0 Here are some photos from the day’s adventure (Click on the link below): http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=18276&l=7fc67&id=552848204 It’s back to work for the SKB Team this coming weekend.  Pray for rain!!

Hometown Throwdown Event #1 Results & Photos

Location: Charlotte, NC – USNWC, 2nd drop of the Instructional Channel – AKA “Meltdown” 16 competitors and more fun than you can shake a stick at… Event Competition Results: Men’s K-1A: 1. Chris Wing 2. Fergus Coffey 3. Josh Learn 4. (Mad) Mike Patterson 5. Brad Barker Men’s K-1B: 1. Richard Ellington 2. Chad Grindstaff [...]

Devil’s Face – Tellico Video

This is the SKB Team’s greatest video yet!  A huge thanks goes out to Josh Dalton and his sister Erin for shooting the video and putting together this Awesome production.  Check it out and be amazed! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_tPB1Ok9NI Very awesome Josh, very AWESOME!!