Ciao for now, Chile.

The sheer excitement and overwhelming pressure of making my first international trip be one that I led can’t be overstated. I honestly didn’t feel It could have come together more perfect. We had assembled a dream team of friends to lead the trip, mixing experience in all the right places while leaving enough of a…

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The Flow State: Episode 2 Show Notes (Rescue PFDs)

Welcome to our show notes for Episode 2 of the Flow State, where we talk about rescue PFDs. Show notes are here to explain some fine points, offer some outside resources, and give you a good overview of the show itself. Feel free to leave comments, questions, or suggestions for future episodes in the comment…

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Chile Whitewater Rescue

It’s been two years since our last video series “The Playboater Troubleshooter” hit the airwaves and we had all intentions of following up the next season with our newest series which we have been moving forward with production since late last month. We’re excited to get the ball rolling on this project and anticipate official release…

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Range of Motion Warmups for Kayakers

I am discovering a personal need to seek out exercise that helps me maintain a base-line level of strength, flexibility, and balance. I finally have reached that age. I don’t actually know for sure that there is a pre-determined age for when the fitness we know from our youth requires constant and diligent maintenance, but I…

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7 Ways to Change Your Perspective

Sometimes all we need in order to take the next step is a little change in perspective. Perhaps even more than technique or hard-skill improvement, paddlers are looking for a way to strengthen their nerve so as to execute those skills when it matters most with little question. Regardless of what’s holding you back from…

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An Open Letter to a Future Instructor

A few weeks back, I received an inquiry about our upcoming ACA Whitewater Instructor Certification course. The prospective student asked about whether or not the course was a good fit based on current skills, experience, and level of confidence. I’ve been in three of these courses in the last two years, one being my own certification…

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