No. 43: Paddle Like A Girl, Man! Interview With Will Howerton – Kayak Instructor

No. 43: Paddle Like A Girl, Man! Interview With Will Howerton – Kayak Instructor

 
 
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This week we interview Will Howerton – a kayak instructor who talks about the importance of proper instruction when you are starting out, how to practice your paddling skills, and what it means to paddle like a girl.

Check out Will’s kayak classes at Central Oregon Whitewater Academy 

Gear of the Week

FiberFlex  (Will)
Crocs Clogs (Priscilla)
– Fleece Vests (Erik)

No. 41: Applying to Work as a River Guide

No. 41: Applying to Work as a River Guide

 
 
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This week Zach, Erik, and Aaron Cavagnolo discuss some pointers about applying to work for rafting companies.

News of the Week

The Oregon Wildlands Act passes the Senate
– The Idaho river permit lottery results are postponed for a week
– Rogue River permit results were announced – reserve your boat rentals soon
BoatSmith is this weekend and it’s gonna be high water

High water on California's North Fork of the Smith River

High water on California’s North Fork of the Smith River

Gear of the Week

Luci Lights (Aaron)
American Whitewater Membership (Zach)

No. 40: Emerald LaFortune and The Redside Foundation

No. 40: Emerald LaFortune and The Redside Foundation

 
 
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This week we talked with Emerald LaFortune, the Executive Director of Redside Foundation. The Redside Foundation supports the health and vitality of Idaho’s guiding community.

News of the Week

BoatSmith is just 2 weeks away
– Waterway Access Legislation – AW’s Bill (HB 2835) & OSMB Bill (SB 47)
Multi-Day River Permit Season is almost over

Rafting Oregon Hole Gorge on California's Smith River

Rafting Oregon Hole Gorge on California’s Smith River

Gear of the Week

Mavic 2 Pro Flying Camera
SDG Oar Holder (Erik)
Orchestra Provisions (Emerald)

No. 39: Blown Gaskets, Big Trucks, and the Disappearance of Paddle Boating

No. 39: Blown Gaskets, Big Trucks, and the Disappearance of Paddle Boating

 
 
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This week Aaron Cavagnolo joins us to talk about the dangers of blown neck gaskets, trucks and trailers, and the end of paddle boating in the west.

Links to a few things discussed

American Whitewater dry suit accident report on the Illinois River
Creature Crafts on the Illinois River at High Water

Gear of the Week

Satellite Texting Devices (Aaron)
New Wing Raft Fabric (Zach)

Wing Raft on Oregon's Hood River

Wing Raft on Oregon’s Hood River

No. 38: Inflatable Kayaks: Stiletto, Thrillseeker, Cronin and More

No. 38: Inflatable Kayaks: Stiletto, Thrillseeker, Cronin and More

 
 
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This week we responded to mail about inflatable kayaks and Jacob Cruser joined us to discuss inflatable kayak design and what types of IKs work best in what settings. We talked quite a bit about the legendary Stiletto kayak, IK design, and kayak stability.

Relevant Links

Gear of the Week

Recently updated AIRE BakRaft Expedition (Zach)
– Zero degree offset paddles (Priscilla)
– Buy good oars (Erik)

No. 37: Clean Line Principle

No. 37: Clean Line Principle

 
 
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This week talked about Rafting Magazine’s recent article about the Clean Line Principle written by Mark Hirst.

News of the Week

Kayak starting line at the Upper Wind Whitewater Festival

Kayak starting line at the Upper Wind Whitewater Festival

Gear of the Week

No. 36: Aaron Babcock Interview

No. 36: Aaron Babcock Interview

 
 
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This week we talked with Aaron Babcock from the Siskiyou Mountain Club.

Aaron Babcock running a Creature Craft on the North Fork of the Smith River

Some links to things we talked about:

Gear of the Week