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A Good Forward Stroke Is Your Key to Kayaking

The fantastic kayakers winning extreme creeking races in big, technical whitewater all have a powerful forward stroke fueling their moves. It’s the key to virtually everything that gets you where you want to go in kayaking, including the boof stroke. But the forward stroke gets overlooked when people are learning because it seems like a […]

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Mike, Nick and Co. Kayaking Deer Creek, WA

Mike says Deer Creek is the most underrated whitewater kayaking run in Washington, and it’s only an hour from Seattle. Back in October he showed Nick Baughman, Anne Bilton, Kieran Thurlow and Allen Yip down it, here’s Nick’s video. The cover frame of Mike boofing a ledge is one of my favorite shots – classic […]

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Video: Kayak Stroke Tutorial from Michele Ramazza

This is a really in-depth, well explained video tutorial on the kayaking forward stroke by Italian slalom and whitewater paddler Michele Ramazza.  If the forward stroke sounds like the simplest of things, keep in mind that people make hour-long videos and write actual books about the forward stroke.  Doing it well is not actually all […]

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Video: Kayaker Jeremy Bisson Styling Everything

Dan Patrinellis just posted a great video of local boater Jeremy Bisson on a bunch of Northwest drops including POW on Tumwater Canyon, Spirit Falls on the Little White Salmon, and Pinnacle on the Chelan Gorge (the entire river list is at the end).  Here it is: [HTML1] Mike was pointing out how really good […]

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