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Should kids run class V?

It seems to be one of the most common questions I receive from a parent as their child progresses as a whitewater paddler. Actually, more so than “Should my kid be running class V?” I hear, “Is my child ready for this river?” With that, I see an upward trend of moving young paddlers closer…

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When packing light matters

  We are a gear hungry sport with an insatiable thirst for what’s new and improved. I will be the first to agree that boat design and its outfitting have come a long way in terms of performance, safety, and comfort, but at what cost? Generally, it comes at a sacrifice of weight to accommodate…

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Weekly Musings – Our Curriculum

I think curriculum has become such a bad word thanks to the disarray of our public school systems and the seemingly non-stop stream of bad media it receives. There are champions of education everywhere, and it has always been difficult. Always. We have this illusion that things are supposed to be easy and accomplished with…

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Strategy is Your Style

[youtube_sc url=”″ width=”640″ height=”360″] Strategy may be a crude description of a boaters style to running the river. And as in life, boating has many different styles and approaches for various scenarios. With this in mind I present our next topic as merely a presentation of some of the style and strategy I use to…

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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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