Boofing Waves and Holes

In this video instruction update, we cover a topic that distinguishes many novice and intermediate boaters from experts. The skill of boofing or quartering waves or holes is the difference between keeping the boat dry and flying over features vs. swamping the deck and potentially getting a quality beat down. There are three things to…

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Keep the Drive Alive! Preparing for Competition

author competing in first green race, photo: crystal gustin Before you even prepare to compete you have to justify to yourself why you are even competing in the first place.  A lot of this thought process will help you determine how you will go about your training and mental preparation for competition. For example, is…

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2010 Fall Season in Review: First, Green Race!

I never get used to the feeling of the “what now?” syndrome I suffer from every year.  Currently sitting at Lake Chatuge in Georgia with my good friend and training partner Brad McMillan, we are both jittery and restless trying to figure out what to do with ourselves. I just spent 9 weeks paddling every…

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Asking the Hard Questions

I have been revisiting a lot of old bloggings from the past few years of my life, some inevitably get trashed but others I feel I will hang on to and revisit form time to time. My goal with this site and kayaking in general is not only to learn but to pass those lessons…

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