Wavesport and H2o Dreams LLC Present the Whitewater Troubleshooter

The “Whitewater Troubleshooter” looks to fill a void in kayak instructional filming that typically takes a “how-to” approach to instruction and instead replaces it with a “how come.” Many beginner paddlers learn the basics but still truly lack the understanding as to why their paddling remains complicated and lacks fluidity that many advanced paddlers possess….

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Reflections on a First Summer

Absence makes the heart grow fonder. When I was a kid- and even now, for that matter- I always longed for summer in the final months of school, ached for it. Nervous excitement: what would I do with all those sweltering, endless afternoons? I would enjoy my freedom, my lack of responsibility and yes, even…

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An Old Goal Realized

For folks that have ever worked with me in a lesson, as a co-instructor or student, you know one of my big goals has always been to create an instructional film. I have long battled with the idea of what I wanted to commit my life to professionally, and despite whether I decided to stay…

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Kayak How To: Boat Draining

  I am a stickler for the details. It bothers me when I see an instructor leave out even the most minute details for a beginner. Inevitably, as people struggle through the first bit of the learning curve and become more comfortable with their roll, they are going to come to terms with another skill…

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Motivational Muses – Tracking Your Progress

It has been an incredible challenge as of late to sit down and actually do some reflecting and writing for myself or for the website. I have been so caught up in the hustle and bustle of running a fledgling business that there has simply been no time to do so; not that I have…

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Spruce Up a Familiar Run

It bothers me that I hear folks saying that they get bored on a river, it seems almost as if they have become to good for… well, their own good. One of the best nuggets I ever heard while on a river came from Andrew Holcombe, “if you aren’t having fun on a river, then…

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Cuyahoga:Thoughts on Filmmaking

“Ohio?” is the typical response I get when I tell folks where I started my kayak career close to 12 years ago. Little do folks know there are not only whitewater rivers in Ohio but also a die hard community of paddlers that surround those rivers. But let us be honest, most folks in Ohio…

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Choosing Fear

By Lydia Cardinal What makes this worthwhile? What makes the swims tolerable if not rewarding as a learning experience, what makes the humility, the vulnerability, the unknowable consequence worth swallowing? I am learning how to kayak. For those of you that know me, this has been a long time coming. I have parents, friends, and…

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