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Monthly Archive: July 2012

30
Jul

Endless summer rain

Any UK boater who’s not been lucky enough to disappear overseas this summer, will have no doubt noticed that this summer has been a rather exceptional one for paddling.

30
Jul

2012 London Olympics

2012 London Olympics I was lucky enough to get hold of tickets to see the start of the C1 and K1 men’s heats of the 2012 London Olympics. It was a great day out with the Olympic spirit running high through the whole Lee Valley course. The first heats, were played pretty safe by everyone, …

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30
Jul

Sjoa River Fest

Sjoa River Fest   The Gene 17 Sjoa river fest is now one of the best festivals on the circuit, from the world class racing to the world class partys, the 2012 event was no exception.   The week kicked off with the Pyranha Old School Rodeo, where points don’t mean prizes, style does, Held …

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27
Jul

Downriver Tricks in the Loki

I’ve been having an absolute blast getting back to my favorite downriver tricks in my new Loki, and also enjoying how well it runs rivers – smooth boofs, glides, and hole punches with the nice rocker and extra length.  Lots of knowledge of how to do tricks in a slicey boat like the Loki has …

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26
Jul

Pyranha at the Welsh Rivers Book Launch

Tom, Chris and Patrick

The bible of Welsh river running, first written in the 1990’s by Chris Sladden, has long been the go-to book for river beta for boating in Wales. However, despite two re-prints since it’s intital publication, it hasn’t been available since 2008… the reason being that a new works was in the making. Patrick Clissold and Tom …

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24
Jul

The Loki, bringing style back to kayaking

Before the Phonix monkey, and the Mcnasty, when the Loop was in its infancy,  and cartwheels were king, kayakers roamed the river looking for rocks to splat and holes to throw ends in.   As boat designs became shorter and the tricks took to the air a style of kayaking was lost.  People tried to replicate …

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22
Jul

Demshitz loves BC

Update from the Demshitz Pyranha Van.  We just got back into the US after a short but fun filled tour in the wilds of BC.  We took a quick tour of BC, finding that a majority of the classic runs were to high but we were still able to get on a few good runs. …

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18
Jul

Layin’ Bricks on the Cullasaja

The other night, I found myself in a conversation with a few friends about making decisions about running hard whitewater. I have always been one of the more conservative boaters among the people I boat with as far as safety and walking away from rapids I don’t feel right about goes, and thankfully this has …

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17
Jul

High water Pakistan. I told you so?

Three years ago I visited Pakistan on my ‘Gap Yah’ and since then I’ve been trying to convince a group of kayakers to return with me to take on the whitewater that I saw. In those three years much of the information I’ve gathered about kayaking in Pakistan is that it is not a summer …

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17
Jul

Vallecito creek video

Finally had some time to edit. this is one of my favorite rivers in the world. Vallecito, Colorado, USA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmWpDQwoYY4&feature=youtu.be

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