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How Not To Use A Rescue PFD

Chris Wing from H2O Dreams has launched a new series of videos (“The Flow State”) covering some important issues that all paddles may face.

How Not To Use A Rescue PFD

In this episode Chris discusses some of the utility of a rescue PFD for paddlers and the common myths of different uses.

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Don’t Leave Home Without It

Don’t Leave Home Without It – that is your breakdown (split) paddle.

Don't Leave Home Without It

Chris Wing from H20 Dreams shows us a great way to store your breakdown paddle system within your kayak. It’s pretty neat.

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Whitewater Leadership

Good friend of Unsponsored Chris Wing has launched his new series of edits on the topic of Whitewater Leadership.

Whitewater Leadership

The first three edits including the trailer are shown below and are well worth the watch.

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Chile Whitewater Rescue: Whitewater Leadership Series

Chile Whitewater Rescue: Whitewater Leadership Series

Analysis of one of many drops we lead folks down in Chile every year. See what it takes to operate safely and execute a seamless rescue when things don’t go according to plan. Thanks to the safety team of Chris Baer and Chris Wing, and Rose Wall for allowing her footage of the rescue to be used for educational purposes.

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Unsponsored Q&A Series – Chris Wing

Chris Wing has been an instructor for as long as he has been a kayaker. He started H2o Dreams out of a desire to spur growth and reverence for paddle sports education all while providing a different spin to the presentation of familiar topics. I’ve been following Chris on Facebook and his Youtube channel for a number of years and really like his approach to coaching. Chris kindly agreed to take part in the Unsponsored Q&A series, enjoy.

Unsponsored Q&A Series  - Chris Wing

Photo: Joel McCune

How did you first get into kayaking? Who introduced you to the sport?

It kind of fell into my lap honestly. When I went away for college, our university had an outdoor program that I became involved with through rock climbing. I ended up landing a job with the program and our director was an ACA whitewater kayak instructor. He was adamant about cross training us in everything, but whitewater kayaking really stuck with me. I still to this day can remember all of those first river trips. Out of everything that happened during that time in my life, kayaking still stands out the most.

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