Tag: kayak

Kayak Films: Trends and Direction

I have a great amount of respect for Substantial Media House. I think Evan and Fred are both great guys, amazing paddlers, and fantastic behind the camera. They have done so much for the sport and media behind whitewater paddling for the last 5 years. They have developed a language all of their own that… Read more »

Finding a way on the Delta

The morning of my flight to New Orleans I still didn’t know what I was going there to shoot.  At 10am I finally hear from Steve Fisher about the project that he has in mind. “This film has been a dream of mine for a long time,” he starts with and I know I am… Read more »

Slipping through my fingers: Filming the Jondachi, Day 4

Our talented paddler’s name is Brayan Robles. He is 17 years old and from Tena, Ecuador.  I met Brayan last March after I was in Tena solo and looking for good people to paddle with. He doesn’t speak English and for some reason my Spanish turns to beginner level when I am around him.  It… 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 »

Kayaks and Planes: Lessons from Experience

I have been traveling to kayak for the better part of ten years. I have been blogging, making videos, and photos about kayaking for over five years.  Of all the posts I have done the one I did about traveling with a kayak still has a lot of people reading it and commenting on it…. Read more »