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Torryd Designs – Xenogenesis

Deep in the PNW searching for stouts: Torryd Designs – Xenogenesis

Torryd Designs - Xenogenesis

Xenogenesis: the fancied production of an organism altogether and permanently unlike the parent.

The boys headed to the PNW for some stouting, and stout they did.

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Altai The Russian Whitewater Mecca

Altai is the best Russian whitewater-kayaking destination now available for international kayakers.

Kostya Lubyagin from Altai World explains why it is so.

Altai The Russian Whitewater Mecca

I’ve always been travelling over the world. 15 countries (from Russia to Nepal, Africa and Indonesia) tens of rivers from class III to VI class rivers and I can tell you that Altai has all advantages to become a mecca of not only Russian but international kayaking.

What makes Altai a mecca of kayaking? And why you should come to see it?

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Savage Slaughter

Savage Slaughter

From Will Lyons:

On a whim, my friends Erin and Jordan decided to go run Punchbowl Falls on Eagle Creek, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon. Nicole, Toby, and Ali provided moral support. I grabbed my camera to prove it actually happened. Here’s the story of what went down.

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The Upper Green River Gorge

Daniel Patrinellis takes a couple or runs down the Upper Green River gorge.

The Upper Green River Gorge

The upper Green River gorge at higher than normal flows. This was November of 2015 and level was in the 5500-5000 range for two laps.

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National Student Rodeo – Rescue Crew 2016

The NSR would not be possible if it were not for the crazy boys and girls of the rescue crew who are prepared to jump into the cold water repeatedly over the course of the weekend.

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I also enjoy capturing them in action.

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Welshcakes And A Kermit Green Canoe

Until recently, I didn’t realise how much South Wales could offer in terms of open canoeing day trips. I’d heard of the classic Wye tours but did not realise just how much there is to paddle there: From meandering grade 1 to technical grade 3, something for everyone! I had the opportunity to spend some time down there and between walking and caving, I managed to borrow a subtle lime green canoe and sample some of many stretches of Welsh goodness.

Welshcakes And A Kermit Green Canoe

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National Student Rodeo – Old School Comp 2016

The biggest spectacle each year at the National Student Rodeo is the Old School competition for those who are no longer students! This year was no exception.

National Student Rodeo - Old School Comp

A great show this year with lots of enders, pop-outs and paddle spins.

National Student Rodeo - Old School Comp

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Fairy Glen #Savetheconwy

Fairy Glen #Savetheconwy from Zak Dunnings shows just how spectacular this section of the river is. Zak has used a GoPro Hero 4 Session (see my review) to film this edit.

Fairy Glen #Savetheconwy

A beautiful day on a beautiful river but this might not be the case for much longer as its under threat from becoming the site of a massive hydro project. To find out more information and how you could help stop this harmful project, please visit savetheconwy.com/

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Wairoa Extreme Race 2016

A great event and a great edit from the 2016 Wairoa extreme race.

Wairoa Extreme Race 2016

Every year on the Wairoa River out of Tauranga the kayaking community gathers for one of New Zealand’s best extreme kayak races. The head to head is an exciting race format where racers are seeded against each other till one athlete is crowned the winner. This year saw Jen Chrimes beat Toni George in the womens final and Jamie Sutton take down Kenny Mutton for the mens title.

Check out this highlights video for action from the race.

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Nomad Large On The Green At 200%

A great edit from Brad McMillan out on the Green in the new 2016 Dagger Nomad.

Nomad Large On The Green At 200%

I’m not sure which one I like more… The new Nomad or the Green at 2 units!

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Wet And Wild Wales

A friend of mine and I were discussing paddling in Wales last Sunday. He described it as the best best place in world to paddle. Given that he has paddled the world over that is not a throw away statement.

Wet And Wild Wales

This edit from Luke Farmer gives just a small glimpse of what Wet And Wild Wales has to offer the whitewater paddler.

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Vertical Element Custom Pole Trial

Last year we had a custom carbon pole made by our friends over at Vertical Element Paddles. Essentially we wanted a light weight and adjustable camera boom that would work with the GoPro range of cameras. VE came up with the goods.

Vertical Element Custom Pole Trial

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