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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Elk Roadside Report & Video

Last Wednesday (4-18-12) some areas around Banner Elk, NC got between 2.25″ – 4.125″ of rain early that morning.  Josh, Andy, and I met up in the early afternoon for some highland creek scouting to see if we could get on something new on this cool and cloudy day!  We were hoping for Laurel Creek [...]

2012 NOC Freestyle Shootout = Winning!

Jen and I spent the entire weekend at the Shootout judging and scribing for the event.  This was the first time we got to use the new electronic scoring system and it worked flawlessly!  Big props to Raymond for all his hard work to develop this software and easy user interface!!  Thankfully, due to a [...]

Challulah Video!

Last weekend Andy Woods spent a lot of time shooting video of our weekend long adventure to the Cheoah & Tallulah Rivers.  The final product produced was awesome!  It was a great weekend with Josh, Andy, Chris, Joseph and many more friends we paddle with in the two days!  

The 2012 J.A.W. Tour Rolls into Action Tonight!

That’s right folks… the Jackson Action Wagon is ready to spread some more Jackson Kayak fun with new designs for 2012!  I went down to the JK factory on Friday (4-6-12) to pick up 10 brand new boats that will be available for free demo through out the 2012 spring and summer paddling season!  The first stop for [...]

Watauga Gorge Race IS ON for Saturday!!!

The Race is on for this Saturday!!!  News from Boatertalk: It looks like we should have a healthy flow in the Watauga this weekend, so we will have a race this Saturday (4/7/12) regardless of the level. Here’s how its going to work: We are going to have a pre-race meeting at the put-in at 2:00 [...]

The Dankest of Dankness (Southeast Class V Video)

Mark Taylor’s Compilation video of padding from the past year. Rivers include Raven Fork, Green, Wolf Creek, Linville, Elk, Gragg Prong, Yellowstone Prong, Tallulah, Toxaway, Horsepasture, Watauga, and Ramsey Cascades.  This video will knock your socks off!!!

More Watauga Gorge Video Goods!

Here is another awesome video of our Watauga Gorge run on this past Saturday by the legendary Andy Woods!  Enjoy the show!! Click on the link below to watch Doug Klaras’ video of Ryan Shealy (green boat), Josh Register (black & pink boat) and my lines through Stateline Falls on Sunday!  It was one of [...]

Watauga Gorge Good Times!

Saturday was almost the perfect day out on the Watauga with a big group of paddling pals and my lovely wife making her return to the run in over 3 years.  She styled it with a dry hair day!  Check out this great video from Matt Dalton of some of our fun!!

JKTV – Episode 4

Here is JKTV episode 4!  Take away the Monday blues and check out some action with the Destination trip report from Ben Stookesberry on the First Descent of Falls creek; Tech Tip- How to Boof; Competition Updates- Alabama Mountain Games; Gear Review- Sperry Son-R shoes; Shot of the Month; Team Spotlight with Heather Herbeck. Go [...]