Forward motion, headfirst & horizontal to gravity!
What a day.Epic!! Blown away by the venue.Thanks to all the boarders and Josh's organization for a fantastic experience. Now,back to the snow melt rivers of British Columbia. Cheers,Skye
Added by Skye MacLeod on April 22, 2013 at 4:52pm — No Comments
My buddy Jay Reale got this in the mail, it's an industry publication with nothing to identify the photographer or the photographed. Clues - must be cold to wear a dry suit, probably US or Canada. Published in Arizona, you can read it online. cover image here
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Anyone every whacked the top of their foot? Fins/booties don't give much protection. I had to end my day early and IK the next day. It happened right at the entrance to the best part of the run, right in front of REO rafting resort. There's a drop and a bit of something that threw me off balance, I recovered, but on the way down my right foot hit something, hard. I managed to get to the side to see if the pain would subside enough to continue, but it didn't. I had to get to the other side to…Continue
Two riverboarders were recently held captive for over 7 hours by angry indigenous Mayans in the interior of Guatemala.
Riverboarders Josh Galt and Max Baldetty, along with their native translator and the other paddlers in their group, were threatened with beatings, hanging, and burning by the mob.
The natives were taking a stand protecting their land and rivers, and have fought fiercely over the years against dams and mining projects in the area (to no avail). …
Im in CO and looking to pick up a pair of pads for my legs on the river since last year I seemed to get mauled by every rock. Any ideas on a good set for riverboarding or n e one looking to sell a pair?
A couple guys I occasionally paddle with put this together and it won some kind of award.
The run is under threat of hydro development. Please join American Whitewater to support preservation of runs like this.
Looks a little munchy for a riverboard. Or am I just turning into a wuss?
Added by Rochelle Parry on December 8, 2011 at 4:30am — No Comments
In mid-September we got a good bit of rain in the North Carolina mountains. I checked the normal runs on my wish list, but the Madison county runs weren't going yet and no one wanted to go down to the north fork of the French Broad with me. Finally, later in the morning I corralled a friend who had boarded with me before into checking out the Red Roofs section of the Watauga river. I had previously run the more difficult gorge section downstream, but have always wanted to pioneer the…Continue
The Elwah Dam has been in the news a lot lately. It's been about 40 years since the first request to have it removed. Sometimes things take awhile. Once things settle there will be new/old lines to explore up there. I've yet to run any section of it, maybe some day.
It will be available through Fluid Kayaks' Distribution network internationally (USA, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan). Pricing is likely to be very competitive with all the other Riverboard / Hydrospeed boards…Continue
My daughter was kayaking the french broad and ran into this guy. Looks like a fun boat.
I had an old wetsuit that was beyond repair, so I took it and used it to cover the screws and bar in the middle as well as pad out the arm grooves.
Added by Kevin Yount on August 27, 2011 at 12:32am — No Comments
I was pretty nervous about running Horseshoe Bend at 1600 esp. since it was the first time I'd been on it this year, and was taking another riverboarder (Scott Janczyk) on it who had never run it, and without any kayak support. We hiked up to Bench and he said it all looked good to him. I mentioned we usually eddy out before Bench Drop and it might be advisable to take the right sneak line to avoid the hole, as the drop was maybe 3' into a mass of foam. Was also worried about leg cramps from…Continue
Added by Rochelle Parry on June 20, 2011 at 6:15am — No Comments
I cannot recall how many times I've passed by all the roadside attractions that dot US highway 2 to and from either Stevens Pass or the Wenatchee river. I've been driving that road since 1999 so it's been a few. This spring, three weekends in a row I had reason to get out to the Wenatchee - each weekend had some event going on I didn't want to miss. The second weekend driving home, something very white and very ferocious looking caught my eye out my window and I swore I would stop "next…Continue
Added by Rochelle Parry on June 17, 2011 at 4:30am — No Comments
“I’m already getting e-mails from guys who want to do whitewater with it,”
I've come across this image on a number of occassions when looking around the Internet for Hydrospeeding / Riverboarding related stuff. Then today, I decided I would try find out the story behind it. Turns out I was not able to find out much more…Continue
Added by Rochelle Parry on April 20, 2011 at 3:31am — No Comments
Added by Peter Cameron on March 4, 2011 at 4:44am — No Comments
A few weeks ago I received a friend request on facebook from a Ecuadorian guy called Victor. I could not place the name or the face although having spent a long time in Ecuador in 2009 I concluded it was conceivable that I had met him and simply forgotten; his profile picture was after all a guy in raft. Despite my suspicions I added him as a friend and vowed to find out who he was.
Weeks passed and…Continue
Added by Huw Miles on March 1, 2011 at 4:23pm — No Comments