Monday, April 26, 2010

New England Slalom Series

Q: Where did Eric Jackson and Corran Addison start to develop their skills?
A: Whitewater Slalom, where you learn how to train and gain very precise skills.

Q: How do you practice difficult moves without having to throw yourself down a scary creek?
A: Slalom. Learn precision on easier water BEFORE you need the skills on the creek.

a few images from the Punch Brook Slalom practice this past Saturday
part of the N.E.S.S.
a "citizen" level slalom series with experts and beginners alike
the advanced boaters are usually on hand for casual instruction to beginning slalom paddler

bring any whitewater boat you have
no need for a slalom boat in this series

2010 Triple Crown Video on YouTube

Friday, April 23, 2010

N.E.W. Triple Crown Championships Freestyle

freestyle was in the afternoon, the sun was shining, so the audience was large; enjoying all the hot moves, like....


donkey flops


screw ups

macho moves

wave wheels

sinus punshers

ear blasters

icecream headaches

and all the sweet moves that go with freestyle in the spring


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

iPhone Rescue App

My youngest brother graduates this May from Stevens.
He is on the design team for this project, so check it out.

from the front page of the website
here is a brief description:

"What is RescueMe Phone?

In recent earthquakes, those trapped underground could signal only their presence to rescuers by striking a stone, shouting, or blowing a whistle. From these percussive signals, rescuers know that someone is still alive, but not who is trapped, where they are, or what their status is. The RescueMe Phone application digitally encodes the information rescuers need into the timing between the victim’s percussive signals. Rather than just signaling their presence, the trapped person can send their location or cell phone number. Once their location is known, the rescuers can begin digging. Their cell phone number tells rescuers who is trapped. At the disaster site, rescuers use specialized radio equipment to make a cell phone call to the victim."

Ever been in a subway or a tunnel and lose cell service?
Ok, so then how does THIS work to make the underground connection?

oh yea, so far it's free

and, if you like it, be sure to give it a 5 star rating

N.E.W. Triple Crown Championships Wildwater


Wavehoppers and Speeders

creek boats and rec boats

super fast composite boats

all going as fast as they can

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

N.E.W. Triple Crown Championships Slalom

photos from the second event of the triple crown
(wildwater, SLALOM, freestyle)