Monday, August 28, 2006

It simply works!

nice article about some really terrific and exceptionally innovative kayak outfitting.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Seboomic/Roll Dam with Kawanhee family

Aaron punching the hole at the second to last drop
Quinn showing off from the camera by airing it out
Ed shows us how it's done in the Pintail
Juan did accidental 360s and spins down the whole river but usually ended up with the cleanest lines
Spencer ripping it up
Steve took a big hit here but came through upright and all smiles
Ed thinking very hard
Spencer again having fun
Quinn on the first drop, perfectly lined up....

sun and fun at sheepscot

hooray for Sheepscot. I really love this spot

it's not too big or dynamic (especially on this day) but it's a great place to hang out with people on a super smooth wave. When the sun is shining, the water is so clear that you can see the ledge that creates the wave

the best part about this day is that I got to hang out with someone I was teaching and the person who taught me

This is Mark Gibson (Gibby). He was the first person to drag me into a kayak and throw me down a river. Of course, he threw me down the gorge on the Penobscot so I had to learn quickly (with a few swims......)

Here is Aaron. He has a decent roll and is now learning how to surf. Another victim of "oh sure, you can do it" teachhing style. We decided that the best way to learn to handle a boat is to teach Aaron how to surf. I"m sure that eddy turns, ferries, and peel outs will be much easier to him next year. he he he

Gibby demonstrating just how smooth this spot is.