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Tuesday 24 April 2018
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Category: Playboating, Whitewater Feature, Whitewater Paddling Curriculum

Learning New Freestyle Tricks

Learning a new freestyle tricks takes time. Lots of time. You will crash. Lots. Clay Wright (inventor of the loop) once told me that it...

Teaching Your Boyfriend to Surf

I had the pleasure of being able to stop by the Ottawa River the other day on my way from central Ontario to Maine. I had visited this...

Slingin’ ends!

Cartwheeling is one of the primary building blocks of playboating, and it is super fun to boot. It is a multidimensional move that teaches...

How to be a Gypsy

I often get this question, from kids and adults alike. “David, how does someone without a license, who’s barely 18, has almost...

“Mad Hatter” Freestyle Kayaking’s New Trick

There is always something new to learn when kayaking, no matter who you are, and you never know who you will learn it from!  The Mad...

10 ways to improve your paddling

Here are 10 easy ways to improve you paddling 1.Paddle with people who have more experience than you and ask questions. Most good paddlers...

Tips for Taking your Playboating to the Next Level

Tips for taking your Playboating to the Next Level: Tons of people I have had the pleasure of boating with talk about the “plateau” or...

THE WORLD’S BEST BEATDOWN!!!

These past 3 weeks (not including this one), I’ve been up on the Ottawa River kayaking my heart away with OKS Keeners. First of all,...

The Inner City Kids Kayaking Camp turns 12!!

During the last full week of July, we ran our 12th Inner City Kids Kayaking Camp. So after 12 years, why am I still doing this? Easy...

Kelly’s Academy

Mark and Kristina Pickard own one of the coolest whitewater parks in the world in Cascade, ID. They also run one of the best river sport...