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Monthly Archives: November 2012

JK Karma M Review by Tommy Clapp

On November 2nd I traveled up to Elizabethton TN to connect with Jeremy Gass and Wesley Bradley in preparation for the Green Race.  This was the first time I was able to look at a Karma up close.  Laying it side by side I could see some difference right away in hull design.  The Karma [...]

Russell Fork Gorge Video from GoPro Ready Mount

Take a ride on the bow of my Jackson Kayak Karma with the GoPro Ready Mount down the Russell Fork Gorge @ 430 cfs!  Video edit by Elliott Lavery.

NOC Coming to Freedom Hall Pool Session

The NOC is teaming up with the Jackson Action Wagon to participate in the Tuesday December 4, 2012 APE’s pool session!  Participating will be the legendary Chris Hipgrave, Will Norris from NOC Instruction and maybe another.  They’ll have the latest in gear with them.  They plan on being in the pool meeting APE’s members, helping instruct [...]

The Fun Continues at the Fork!!

Many of my local paddling pals have been in a mere state of depression the past couple of weeks due to the lack of rain in our area and not wanting to drive 3.5 hours to Tallulah for 1.5 miles of whitewater.  I, on the other hand, have discovered that I can drive only 2 [...]

2012 Green Race Go Left and Die Pin

This year for the Green Race I volunteered to assemble a safety crew at “Go Left & Die”.  Tommy Clapp, Steve Moore, Jeremy Gass, Chris Clark, Andy Woods and I came together to become the F.T.S.U. Go Left safety crew!  We met up with the legend, Nate Helms, on the morning of the race to [...]

2013 JK All Star Review by Tod Emma

The J.A.W. has been very busy the past couple of months spreading some FREE demo love to folks with the new 2013 Jackson Kayak designs!  Check out this thorough review below from local paddler, Todd Emma, about the new 2013 JK All Star: 2013 All Star: • Length = 70-1/2”, • Width = 26-5/8”, • Height = [...]

Style by Louis Geltman

I found this essay to be very timely and eloquently written about our great sport!  Definitely worth the read!!  Click on the link below for the full story: http://www.sitezed.com/pushing-it/  

APE’s Creeking Clinic

Tim McAfee and I have teamed up to teach a clinic about creek boating for the APE’s.  We hope this will be a fun and informative time for all the participants to prepare them for the upcoming season of boof! Check out the link below for all the clinic details and to get registered: http://regions.worldkayak.com/tri-cities/2012/11/14/ape%e2%80%99s-creeking-clinic/

Congo Movie Premiere at the Bonnie Kate Tomorrow Night!‏

Join the APE’s tomorrow evening at the Bonnie Kate Theatre in Elizabethton, TN for the premiere of “CONGO – The Grand Inga Project”. Admission is FREE to see the film, so come support the theater by eating at their tasty cafe’ before the movie at 7:00 P.M. The Movie will start at 8:00 P.M. Then [...]