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Movie Monday 30 July 2018

Welcome to Movie Monday 30 July 2018. We have a nice little stack fo edits for you to check out this week.

Movie Monday 30 July 2018

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Altai Whitewater Guidebook

Hello, my name is Anton Sveshnikov, I’m kayaker from Russia, and I have an offer that might be interesting for you.

The Altai mountains are located in South Siberia. It is the best region in Russia for whitewater kayaking. You’ve probably seen some epic videos about this place. From classic “Glorious way to die” to modern “Book of legends” by Adidas Sickline team; and probably already heard about such iconic brands of Altai as Bashkaus river, Mazhoy Gorge, King of Asia race.

Altai Whitewater Guidebook

Altai has all you need for perfect kayak trip: wide variety of rivers, ultimate beauty of nature, safe and friendly environment. But this place needs one more thing to become new whitewater Mecca – a proper river guidebook.

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9R L: Not Just A Big 9R

Last year we had a chance to test a preproduction large 9R and loved it. It seems that almost every other boat that you see on the river is a 9R variant. I can certainly understand why.

9R L: Not Just A Big 9R

“The Large 9R is my favourite boat for expeditions; I have room for all my gear and food and still plenty of volume left to stay on top of the water. The 9R L is extremely fast and stays nice and dry really well, it’s stable and manoeuvrable when heavily loaded and makes kayaking a lot of fun!” – Gerd Serrasolses

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Mama Russia – SBP Whitewater Series Ep 4

Mama Russia - SBP Whitewater Series Ep 4

Here’s our first (of two) episode from ‘Mama Russia’. We had an awesome month in the heart of Russia, the Altai Mountains that border Siberia with Kazakhstan, China and Mongolia. The country offers some of the best multidays you can ever paddle and the landscape and the scenery are amazing. Really cool place we would love to go back!

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Siberia

Big rivers and first descents – Siberia looks like an awesome place to paddle. The guys from Two Blades Adventures took full advantage on this trip.

Siberia

In summer 2014 we managed to get to one of the most remote rivers in Sayan Mountains in Siberia/Russia. Here is the RAW GoPro video from some of the major rapids of the river including the first descent of the 15m waterfall.

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Short Stories From Russia – Part 4

Short stories from Russia, part 4 from Benjamin Hjort on Vimeo.

Summer of 2013 a international team of paddlers went to Russia to paddle some of the classic rivers in the Altai region. After a long drive they started of with a rough start next to the border of Mongolia. Body Frieser tell in this part how you should clean the car before you go kayaking. Continue reading

Majoy Gorge – SIBERIA – Kostya’s GoPro

Majoy Gorge – SIBERIA – Kostya’s GoPro from Callum Strong on Vimeo.

After a week of waiting for the exceptionally high water to drop and running sections of the Lower Chuya in Summer 2012 six of us finally manned up to the first kayak descent of the season of the infamous “Majoy Gorge” of the Chuya River in “polnyi pizdets” water conditions. Undoubtedly one of the finest sections of whitewater in Siberia and the world, this run offers a hectic 20km of big whitewater.

It was Kostya’s Birthday and he successfully completed the entire section without a portage including the terrifying walled in class 5+ “Presidium Rapid”…

…in a Jackson Star.

Here is the video of Kostya’s GoPro from that day on the river. A big thanks to Kostya Lubagin and Alexey Lukin for charging out in front and KayakUSSR for a very memorable day on the water.

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