2013 World Freestyle Kayak Championships- Opening Ceremonies!

2013 World Freestyle Kayak Championships- Opening Ceremonies!

Finally after 2 years of waiting for the next World Championships to happen, it has now begun!! The opening Ceremonies took place last night in Bryson City, NC, a normally very sleepy town in Western North Carolina. With 30 countries present, a ton of townspeople,...
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...
Plastic, Carbon, or now a Mix of Both… The World Championships are Changing Boat Design Again!

Plastic, Carbon, or now a Mix of Both… The World Championships are Changing Boat Design Again!

The second way to lower weights of boats is to replace the plastic hull , which typically weighs around 20 pounds, with a carbon/composite hull which could weigh as low as 13-15 pounds, depending on how durable they are made.    There is typically about 5-7 pounds of...