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Day: 26 January 2013

Rescue for River Runners

Jim Coffey posted a link to this video in a comment on my Pin Kit post. The video series is superb and is well worth watching.

R3 Rescue for River Runners: Episode 1 – Getting Started from Five2Nine on Vimeo.

Unsponsored Q&A Series – Jim Snyder

Jim Snyder is a squirt boating innovator, legend, founder and developer. He has been at the forefront of both boat and paddle design for decades. I am a huge fan of Jim’s boat designs and own all of his books (all kayakers could learn a great deal from the squirt boating world). It is therefore a great honour to have Jim take part in the Unsponsored 2013 Q&A series.

Tell us a little a bit about you accomplishments in the canoeing/kayaking world.

I began paddling in 1965. I was a raft guide for 19 years including being one of the original guides on the Upper Yough. I was a steep creek pioneer with numerous first descents in this area including 686 fpm Quarry Run in 1977 and 500 fpm, Elsey Run in 1979, and (~370 fpm) Red Run around the same time. I was an early kayak designer creating the first American ‘short’ commercially produced kayak (in glass) – the “Slice” in 1981 (3 meters long). Continue reading

One day in Iceland

A fantastic piece of editing, well worth the watch. Can’t believe it was that long ago.

One Day In Iceland Trailor from Wide Eyed Kayaking on Vimeo.

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