Slalom Pivot Turns and Broken Nose – breaking things down

Breaking Things Down: Slalom Pivot Turns and Difficult Rapids Heading into slalom gates can create the same problems that running a more difficult rapid presents: it is too easy to just try and tackle the whole course (aka: rapid) and never…

The “challenge” of the Camp Cup Challenge

The 4th annual Camp Cup Challenge brought 100+ campers from summer camps all over western North Carolina. And for the fourth year in a row it was a wild success!!! In fact, the Challenge is such an awesome concept that the format has spread to…

Women of Wildwater

One of the aspects of kayak competition that is fascinating is that age is not specifically a handicap (the Hearn/Lugbill line up of winners in the ’96 Olympics were just about the magic age of 40, while this year Hailey Thompson, the women’s C1…

ERA Instruction Program Goes Slalom

Not quite true – we love our whitewater boats!!  But our 2010 instruction program is bringing  a new focus to incorporating the best of slalom into the goal of  improving down river paddling skills. Instruction guests will have the chance to…