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Week in Review: November 21, 2014

Monkeys attack kayaker! **language** Somebody should have told him not to feed (and swear at) the animals. LP the Wolf and Benny Marr get a nice beatdown on Class V (very) big water. Proof that rapids always look less gnarly on the GoPro You never know when your canoe will fall 100 feet onto concrete. […]

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The King is Crowned at Moose Fest

10.23.2013

The King of New York Race Series has always had a bit of rivalry between the U.S. and Canada, but never was the title at risk of going north of the border until this year.

5 Things We Discovered

10.23.2013

The sea kayak team behind last year’s tsunami debris-hunting Ikkatsu Project shifts its focus from Washington to south-central Alaska, where they explored Augustine Island on one of the least-visited and wildest shorelines in Cook Inlet this summer, and (unfortunately) found what they were looking for … and more.

The Wilderness First Aid Handbook

10.22.2013

A wilderness first aid handbook is worthless if you don’t bring it with you on the trip. Enter The Wilderness First Aid Handbook by Grant S. Lipman, MD.

PHATWATER XII

10.21.2013

“Followed by his pet mallard, John Lawrence Jolley stepped out of a battered aluminum canoe adorned with a cow’s skull, wearing a stained suit with black work books, a wool beret over a baseball cap, and designer women’s sunglasses. He rolled a smoke and began talking.” Our correspondent reports from the 12th Annual Phatwater Challenge in Mississippi.

How to Paddle in Congested Waterways

10.18.2013

The rules of the road can in many ways be applied to the waterways of ports

Top 5 Things to Watch at the 2013 Moose Race

10.17.2013

The 2013 King of New York series will come to a close this weekend when the 18th Annual Moose Festival hosts the final race, a mass start event down the Class V “bottom bottom” section of the Moose River.

Sage Donnelly: Beyond Her Years

10.15.2013

We’re used to hearing about young kayaking phenoms with the last name Jackson. Now there’s one named Sage Donnelly.

How River Runners Helped Open the Grand

10.15.2013

After a 12-day hiatus, river trips began launching on the Grand Canyon on Saturday, Oct. 11, for a period of at least seven days – thanks, in part, to a gaggle of river runners, including raft and accessory maker NRS.

Boob Tube Becomes a Series

10.14.2013

TiTS DEEP kicked off a new web series on Oct. 1 documenting the exploits on and off the water of the world’s top female paddlers.

Bomber Gear Blitz Splash Pants

10.14.2013

Temperatures are dropping around the country, but it’s not quite time to pull out the heavy-duty drysuit. That’s when the Bomber Gear Blitz Splash Pants can come in handy.

Gauley Camp

10.12.2013

The Red Ladies Raft Racing team headed to the Gauley to stepp up their training in preparation for the 2013 International Rafting Federation World Rafting Championships in New Zealand this November.

States To Reopen National Parks During Shutdown

10.11.2013

Federal government will allow states to open paddleable parks on their own budget, which could finally get permit holders on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon.

Dispatch: Upper Amazon

10.11.2013

Interview with Darcy Gaechter part-way through the top leg of her team’s current Amazon source-to-sea expedition, where Gaechter is attempting to be the first woman to complete the descent. Says Gaechter of paddling by an active dam construction site on the Mantaro: “The engineers knew we were coming and agreed to stop blasting for the day, which is a very good thing, otherwise, we would all probably be dead.”

The Tajik Evacuation

10.10.2013

When five Americans went missing in Tajikistan, the paddling community sprang into action through social networks.

Summer of Deliverance

10.10.2013

Forty years ago, a film appeared on the big screen which caused theater-goers to squirm with angst—not from some imaginative sci-fi scenario, but because the sequence of terrifying events could easily be related to real-life possibilities, particularly for paddlers in the southern Appalachians. ‘Deliverance’ also launched into greater prominence the careers of Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight, Ned Beatty and Ronny Cox. Three Georgia whitewater paddlers happened to be in the right place at the right time, becoming part of the film’s legend. Doug Woodward recounts what it was like to be part of that experience.

Slalom Gets Sick

10.09.2013

The stacked challenges favored those with traditional training. Specifically, groomed slalom training, which is what made all the difference this weekend at a European downriver sprint race billed as a world championship, and that certainly required the absolute best of each paddler in the field.

Fully Loaded

10.09.2013

When it rains in Quebec, it pours, especially during a Canadian crew’s unprecedented high-water descent of the remote Magpie River this summer using a fleet of Dagger Greenboats. Read the story and watch the latest installment of the ‘Made in Canada’ series featuring the Magpie’s local paddlers, shot prior to the descent.

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