Every year I am always so fired up for the first long boat training lap on the Green. This year I was especially fired up because normally I have to do my first lap and shake off the cobwebs just a few days before the race, this year I got to do mine a whole month before. Although since then there has hardly been any days to do more training, it has helped being able to spend more time in a long boat than I normally would get before the race. This wasn’t the Sub 4 debut run I was looking for, but pulling out of the start line for the first time gets me every time. Now only a few weeks away, let’s hope I can get some more laps and clean up the lines!DAne Jackson
Yet another day with a 200% release, seemed like a perfect time to give the Large Antix a try. It was actually super dope, definitely gonna be messing around with it some more!Dane Jackson
The Green is special in itself but 200% is up there with one of the best days on the water. Anything up to 21-22″ the run is nothing but joy to bomb down. But once you move past around the 22″ mark things start to escalate quickly and every inch starts to add a lot of water in that steep section. Most of the run continues to be as glorious as ever, but Gorilla into the slides start to become absolutely stout. I made a pit stop headed elsewhere at the put in exit for the Green, which turned out to be the best decision ever, cause I woke up to a ton of rain. Not only was the Green back at epic flows, but Big Hungry creek was flowing in giving the perfect combo. Matt Anger picked up the call, and it was just another rowdy, but glorious lap!Dane Jackson
The Salad Days: The Illustrious River Career of Herman Hoops.
“A river trip in a boat is a magic carpet. It’s a ballet and you can feel in the oars what the river is saying. That’s the part that’s really hard for me to give up, that feeling of using all my knowledge and skills to dance on a river. If you’re a river runner, this is it, man…”
In the final chapter of his life, legendary river runner and activist Herm Hoops has the opportunity to take one last river trip through his treasured Desolation Canyon on the Green River. “Salad Days” gives us a rare glimpse of what it means when a person has the chance to reflect on a lifetime of passion and river running as they knowingly go through the stages of dying.Continue reading
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We’ve got a good stack of video edits for you to get your teeth into. This includes a number that were submitted for inclusion in this weeks post.
Welcome to Movie Monday 10 April 2017. It’s been a dry week in the NE of the UK so not much boating. Thankfully the GoPro equipped massive have been finding the water. Their efforts and adventures can be seen right here on Unsponsored.
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A great edit from Brad McMillan out on the Green in the new 2016 Dagger Nomad.
I’m not sure which one I like more… The new Nomad or the Green at 2 units!
How would you deal with a pin situations like this? There are some scary moments in this great edit from Chris Baer.
I think we need more Canoeing on Unsponsored.
This edit from KrazyCBoater shows some great canoe action on the Green River.
After a really long and cold winter up here in Quebec, we were pretty excited to hit the road, head south and finally escape from this endless winter blues. We got pretty lucky with the water levels and managed to hit some local classics in North Carolina and West Virginia. Huge thanks to all the people who helped us Quebexicans hitting the right creeks and the rights lines on the water as well. We met some incredible paddlers along the way.
A little recap from this weekends Greenings with two of my favorite boats the LiquidLogic Stinger and LiquidLogic Flying Squirrel. Was also lucky enough to get my personal first longboat decent of Gorilla.