Good Karma in Mexico

Good Karma in Mexico

Veracruz, Mexico is home to rugged mountains, jungle, wonderful people, and epic whitewater.     In 2006 a first descent Expedition lead by Ben Stookeberry, with Rafa Ortiz, Nick Troutman, Phil Boyer, Eric Seymore, Darin Mcquoid,  Heather Herbeck, and I opened up the...
Wrap-Up- 2013 World Extreme Kayak Championships- Sickline- Oetz, Austria

Wrap-Up- 2013 World Extreme Kayak Championships- Sickline- Oetz, Austria

165 competitors from 24 Nations entered this year’s World Extreme Championships in Austria.   134 competitors ended up competing, some dropped out due to high water, some got injured (like Nick Troutman).   By the time the competition started, the roster was stacked...
Finals Tomorrow- World Extreme Kayak Championships!  Qualifier Today

Finals Tomorrow- World Extreme Kayak Championships! Qualifier Today

Today was a big day; two runs, both count in the Qualifier section of the Sickline race course.     Tomorrow is a bigger day- Finals!    48 out of 150 men made it today, including last year’s world slalom  champion (Fabian) and this years’ (Vavre), as well...
EJ Tells You All About the World Extreme Kayak Championships

EJ Tells You All About the World Extreme Kayak Championships

  Oetz, Austria… Training for the World Extreme Kayak Championships, sponsored by “Sickline”  is getting near the end zone as the competition starts on Thursday with final registration, gear checking, and then Friday the Qualifier round happens. We flew...

Eric Jackson Training Run Videos (2012 and 2013)- World Extreme Kayak Championships

I was reviewing a video of practice runs from last year and this year… Last years video I posted:  34.24 seconds from rock at top of the main section to the squeeze below champions’ killer.  This year at 31.2 for the same section!  good to see improvement!...
USA National Freestyle Kayak Championships…

USA National Freestyle Kayak Championships…

When I heard that the National Championships were going to be held on the Pigeon River at the hole the local NOC raft guides made by hand,  I was fired up, knowing that this is the best hole in the Southeast, as well as one of the best in the country for a freestyle...