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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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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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Minimalist Expedition Kayaking

Friend, boater, and fellow adventurer Chris Baer guest writes on what he carries with him on the river.  Heading to a new run that might be at the high end of your skill set? That’s an expedition… Time to get prepared! You’re going to want some tools just in case it gets a little wilder out there…

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H2o Dreams Partners with Dagger Kayaks

It’s been a few months since H2o Dreams changed gears after the announcement of Wave Sport Kayaks’ move to Europe. We have loved the Wave Sport brand over the years but more importantly, we’ve enjoyed the incredible relationships and opportunities afforded to us through the culture of Confluence Outdoor. The support of our mission to…

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2016 Programming is Live!

That’s right… our calendar and programming for 2016 is posted and yours for the taking. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s new and improved for next season. Start planning your adventures now! Youth Residential Camps | We are offering two sessions of residential summer camps. The Youth Rapid Progression camp offers young paddlers new to the…

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Backyard Run Report: the Rocky Broad

The rain brings gifts. Driving to the put in for the Rocky Broad in downpour last week, I chuckled by thinking to myself we are a rare breed that ponies up for adventure as soon as the weather turns sour; in fact, we spend a lot of time hoping for crap weather so we can…

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It Doesn’t Have to Be That Way

Hey! Hey… you. Yeah, you! I’m talking to you: the adventurous, the determined, the willing… the scared. I’m talking to you, who wants success so badly you can taste it, who aches for that moment when desire and confidence trumps fear, who just wants to know what it’s like to fly, who wants to know…

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