Category: Kayak

How to Move Past Bad Days

Most sports have a degree of error. Whitewater can have a degree of catastrophe. Think of it: mountain biking, for the most part you can fall or simply stop and get off your bike. Skiing, you fall in the snow. That is for most mortal athlete of course. There are of course exceptions to the… Read more »

Getting Through the Unexpected: Filming the Jondachi

Sometimes things don’t go to plan. After 3 days in Ecuador we officially have nothing to show for it.  Well, maybe some logistics and ground work but no footage to work with. Despite all the planning to go into this project it was the things I couldn’t control that had me nervous going in.  Unfortunately,… Read more »

Finding Redemption through “Chaos”

Chaos Theory: The film project that set a new direction In January 2014 I had a vision of doing something much more introspective in terms of a web series. Currents had been a way to learn (or at least begin to learn) the documentary form, Made In Canada took that one step further with storytelling,… Read more »

Head First: A Crash Course in Lifestyle Management, Part 3

Prior to the experiment outlined in the previous post I had made a drastic change with my whitewater kayaking. I had gone from just running everything that I would now consider class 3/4 to investing in a creek boat/river runner and taking steps to move up to class 5. It helped getting hooked up with… Read more »

A Crash Course in Lifestyle Management: Part 1

In January 2010 I told my wife that I wanted to see where the world of whitewater kayaking could take me. I said that in 5 years if I didn’t have a plan that: did not have me working as an instructor, video boater, or something that kept me on the same river allowed to… Read more »

Fit to Paddle: Workout Routine

 Being on the 40 side of 35 now, training to keep my lifestyle has become more important than ever.  Fitness and injury prevention can be the difference between being able to travel, work, and just keep up in general. Prior to heading out for four weeks of travel and paddling in January, I made some… Read more »