Ep. 83: Talking Rescue PFDs and Throwbags with Mark Hirst

Ep. 83: Talking Rescue PFDs and Throwbags with Mark Hirst

 
 
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News of the Week

    • Commercial rafting has begun
    • The topic of debate in Europe is whether or not guides and guests should wear face masks
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Links From our Discussions

Astral Rescue PFD
Astral Rescue PFD

Gear of the Week

Ep. 63: Interview with our friend Ian at NRS

Ep. 63: Interview with our friend Ian at NRS

 
 
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This week we talk with Ian Fodor-Davis from NRS about the company culture and some of the new gear he’s most excited about.

Ian rowing Greenwall Rapid on the Illinois River
Ian rowing Greenwall Rapid on the Illinois River

News of the Week

  • California snowpack looks good
  • Owyhee snowpack is at 117% of normal
  • Formal apology to Mr. Lieberman, the executive director of the Idaho Outfitter and Guides Association

Gear of the Week

Ep. 59: Talking with Jeremiah at SOTAR about new Stealth Kayak

Ep. 59: Talking with Jeremiah at SOTAR about new Stealth Kayak

 
 
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This week Aaron and Zach talk to Jeremiah from SOTAR about their new lightweight inflatable kayak.

SOTAR Stealth Prototype Kayak
SOTAR Stealth Prototype Kayak

News of the Week

Gear of the Week

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. 27: Battle Royale – Pins and Clips vs. Oar Locks

No. 27: Battle Royale – Pins and Clips vs. Oar Locks

 
 
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This week we talked about fingerless gloves, face cages, recreational immunity, pins and clips, and oar locks.

Bruce sent us a follow up email from last week’s discussion with a YouTube video showing danger ropes across the thwarts.

Gear of the Week:

No. 26: Self Support Trips + Kayak Videos

No. 26: Self Support Trips + Kayak Videos

 
 
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This week we talked about the Oregon Wildlands Act, responded to viewer mail, and talked about self-support trips and kayaking videos.

  • Watch Kavu Day (Zach’s Favorite Kayak Video)
  • Learn about the film Habitat about the progression of rafting in the PNW
Priscilla and her partner Jacob’s IK self-support set-up for hiking into the Upper Merced in California.
Habitat

No. 13: Paddling Gear for Girls

No. 13: Paddling Gear for Girls

 
 
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This was a fun talk about paddling gear for women and a few other topics we chose to take on.

Here’s some gear we talked about: