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Archive for October, 2017

French Broad Section 9: A must Paddle

October 26th, 2017 No comments

Guest post from Adam Masters of Bellyak:

Standing in the shadow of so much gnar, Section 9 of the French Broad is often overlooked as a beginners-only run. Only 45 minutes from Asheville and with a quick shuttle, Section 9 is good at almost all levels. It is a popular run for SUP, bellyak, and all other manner of river craft, due to the year round flows, beautiful scenery, and good play. The multitude of read and run rapids don’t hurt either.

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5 Protein-Rich Snacks for your Next Adventure

October 26th, 2017 No comments

Ever had hunger ruin a perfectly paddling good trip? We know the feeling. Out in the wilderness among beauty and beautiful flowing water, and all you can think about is a large greasy pizza with extra cheese. While pizza is always a good option to curb those cravings, you might opt-in for some more protein rich and carb-ready options to keep you satisfied longer. Don’t let hunger take-over your trip and try some of these options for your next get-away that fit perfectly in your drybag. Read more…

Trick or Treat? 5 Tricks to Try in the Water

October 19th, 2017 No comments

Kayaking is an amazing sport that has skill levels suitable from beginners to experienced riders. While some of us may be completely satisfied floating the river, others take it to a whole new extreme with flips and tricks cascading down whitewater cliffs. We picked out a couple of our favorites and are willing to share as long as everyone remembers to practice safety first! Read more…

Bellyak Tips and Tricks

October 11th, 2017 No comments

Beware, the gateway drug for future adrenaline junkies has arrived! Bellyak – pioneered in the early 2000s by Adam Masters when he duct taped the seating area of his kayak shut and laid belly down – is prone paddling at its finest. Perfect for those looking for an original sport, something new, or even a different workout plan, the bellyak is designed to be ridden lying down, kneeling, or seated without restricting straps or a confining spray skirt. You’re free to roam! The sport is perfect for adaptive athletes as well looking to explore workout routines and gain more movement with this patented technology. Why not dive headfirst into the waves? Read more…

SUP Tips and Tricks for All Skill Levels

October 6th, 2017 No comments

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding – or SUP – has exploded in recent years with water sport enthusiasts always looking for new and innovative ways to enjoy the water. Whether it is whitewater surfing or a clear day on a still lake there are many tricks associated with this ever-growing sport. It is hard to say when the movement really became popular since it’s a combination of surfing, just with a paddle in order to control movement efficiently. Regardless, it’s a great full body workout and a whole new way to experience the water in the outdoors. Here are some tips, tricks and ideas on how to get started!

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