“The Subtleties of Safety” 55 tips to keep you out of trouble

Paddling fires us up, especially when rain is coming. I get amped looking at the five day forecast. As a storm rolls east towards the Appalachians the excitement builds. Two days before a big storm, I will start rearranging my schedule, trying to free up time. One day...
Pura Vida!!! Costa Rica Trip – October 2013

Pura Vida!!! Costa Rica Trip – October 2013

Segment One October was falling fast and the Ocoee season was drawing to a near close. With the change of seasons it was time to go kayaking, and where better to do that than in a geographical location completely new to my friends and I. With this as our mission,...
NOC Pro Am 2013 for First Descents – Photos By Jez!

NOC Pro Am 2013 for First Descents – Photos By Jez!

This was my first Pro Am and it was on my birthday… I can’t think of a better way to celebrate! This event is a perfect opportunity to get some great coaching and it’s also a freestyle event for everyone to strut their stuff… But most importantly, it raises money for...
Cullasaja Triple Drop

Cullasaja Triple Drop

Max, Joseph, and Sam running Triple Drop, Rapid after Triple Drop then hiked out lots of wood in the rest of the run. Went and Ran T-Bone. Check out...
The Jeff West Flatwater Workout

The Jeff West Flatwater Workout

Loosen hips by rocking boat Crunch Drill (Hold paddle alongside and hold edge up) Forward Sweep spins Reverse Sweeps for back paddling Forward Strokes and Forward Sweeps for forward paddling Forward Sweep/Reverse Sweep spins Crossbow, forward and back stretches Side...