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Tom Bergh’s moustache is older than most of the folks he boats with. He makes his living paddling, and if you pry, he’ll tell about self-supported missions to the ends of the earth, but he’s not your typical pro. He is a guide, first and foremost. It’s a role he values in a deep way. [...]
Learn the duffek and cross duffek stroke for flatwater canoeing
When Washington, D.C.-based paddler Pamela Boteler began her sprint canoe-racing career, she could only compete against men. Sprint, or “high-kneel” canoeing, has been an Olympic sport since 1936. But only in 2002 did USA Canoe/Kayak establish national competition for women sprinters, and only twice has the International Canoe Federation (ICF) allowed women to compete in [...]
KAYAKS: USAGE: CR–Casual Recreation; ST–Sea Touring; WW–Whitewater; SQ–Squirt Boats; WS–Whitewater Slalom; DR–Downriver; OF–Olympic Flatwater; OT–Open Top; WV–Wave Skis; SK–Surf Kayak; SY–Specialty; “T” at front indicates tandem boat; MATERIALS: CO–Composite; TH–Thermoform; RO–Rotomolded; SF–Fabric skin/frame; WO–Wood; BOLD= new product for 2010 CANOES: USAGE: CR–Casual Recreation; TR–Touring; CS–Cruising; WT–Wilderness Tripping; WW–Whitewater; DC–Decked Canoe; DR–Downriver; SP-Sportsmen; ST-Sport; SY-Specialty; “S” [...]
THE DEFINITION OF WHAT’S POSSIBLE IS EXPLODING IN EVERY SEGMENT OF PADDLESPORTS, but none more so than whitewater kayaking, where young boaters have been chasing the waterfall world record with incredible audacity. The mark has been eclipsed four times in 21 months, culminating in Tyler Bradt’s 186-foot styling of Washington’s Palouse Falls, April 21. Please [...]
“This is the big one,” Chris Mautino says as we pause our kayaks beneath the dark cliff at the mouth of Holgate Arm. Our destination is the icy heart of Aialik Bay, but to reach it, we must cross the yawning mouth of this tributary fjord. Some five miles away but looming so large it [...]