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Articles about kayak playboating from the pyranha orld team!

17
Jan

2016, A Year in Review

2016 has been one of epic proportions. This year I went to 12 states and 2 provinces, which is a lot for me. I started off January in Rock Island, TN and Columbus, GA. Back in January  there was a lot of rain, like to the point to where is was flooding all over the …

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20
Oct

Keeners 2016

What are Keeners? Keeners are young people between the age of 12 and 17 who are “keen” about kayaking and have a positive attitude about life.  The Keener Program focuses on the following: Personal Demeanor, Attitude, Work Ethic, Conduct, Youth and Character Development Leadership Public speaking – ice breaker speeches on Sunday night and formal speeches …

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23
Aug

Skook with Mrs. Jed

Here’s a quick edits with Skook clips of Mrs. Jed on Skookumchuck. I love that wave and the Jed kills it out there! Side grinding the green wave and throwing pan ams are some of the best things on earth.

23
Jun

2016 GoPro Mountain Games

The GoPro Mountain Games are the country’s largest celebration of adventure sports, art and music Professional and amateur athletes from around the world converge upon the mountains and rivers of Vail to compete in nine sports and 25 disciplines for more than $100,000 in prize money. This year I got the chance to go compete in the …

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23
Jun

2016 Freestyle Circuit in the JED

I have been competing in freestyle for 9 years. I still love doing it, and this year in particular, I still continue to improve. I no longer paddle year-round. I have a job teaching biology at Washington State University and I ski all winter. But I had a great season of competing because I still …

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05
Feb

Nile River Festival 2016

The Nile River Festival’s aim is simple; to celebrate the warm water, big rapids and perfect waves of the mighty White Nile with awesome people. The NRF is a four day event which begins with an evening Big Air Ramp Competition at the NRE base camp; beer fuelled, aerial antics promptly kick off the start …

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05
Jan

2015, An Extraordinary Year

This year was amazing, I paddled in 3 countries and 6 states. That might not be a lot, but it is a lot for me. I started off in January with paddling in Alabama, then was off the water for a while because of knee surgery. Then for my first run after surgery, I was …

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10
Nov

3 Weeks Non-Stop Boating

In July 2015 I attend the OKS Keener program on the Ottawa River. It was 3 weeks of kayaking every single day. I flew up there by myself and my parents came and picked me up. We drove back home. Even though I had done so much kayaking I still wanted to kayak. On the …

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24
Aug

How to Airscrew

After the front loop the Airscrew is one of the most sought after tricks out there, and for good reason, they look *sick!  (*Sick = Really good) The definition of the Airscrew is ‘a 360 degree aerial barrel roll on the horizontal axis of the boat’. To do this trick you are going to need …

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13
Jun

Yampa River Festival

We first came to Yampa river festival last year with no idea of what to expect. It took place in a small mountain town, we knew very little about the local white water and there where conflicting dates with bigger events throughout the state of Colorado but two old school legends and active kayakers in …

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