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Kayaking on Idrija river

The spring is always very early here, in the Soca valley, in Slovenia. Last weekend we were expecting some rain, and one for our friend, Bojan Rušjan told, if we are lucky, we can try to paddle on Idrija river. It is a small creek on the border of Italy and Slovenia. Close to the Soca valley, Idrija is one of those creeks, which is possible to paddle only after a big rain.…

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Added by Soca Rider on April 1, 2014 at 4:38pm — No Comments

been a while

Life in the day of electonic comunnications takes its toll. I do a few web pages , a personal blog this page and some other stuff. Very easy to forgetto stop by and keep things updated. Being the middle of a bloody cold winter, not a lot happeninng here boat wise. Still a good season to plan trips and dream. I must admit each year a location on an ocean with warm water is looking better and better all the time. I pickedup a tandem Seaward kayak this fall and she needs some basic work a few…

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Added by Greg Loftus ( Cominco) on January 7, 2014 at 10:08am — 6 Comments

So, you're ready for the Gauley...on the new In Between Swims!

On the new episode of In Between Swims - So, you're ready for the Gauley...  



Downriver racer Geoff Calhoun joins me to talk all things Gauley - the river, the rapids, the Festival, the experience. We break down the big rapids and talk about the lines from a racer's perspective. Plus, a helpful hint or two to make the best out of your Gauley Festival experience....  



Listen at the link below... http://snd.sc/1aO2oi0  



Or...…

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Added by In Between Swims on September 19, 2013 at 6:42pm — No Comments

Glide SUP on the river!

I've seen a lot of SUP products over the last few years, some good, some bad.  Recently I had the chance to paddle some Glide SUP boards, traditional surfboard design with a bombproof GSS coating.   My Glide boards have fallen from the roof rack to the cement, t-boned other surfboards in the ocean and been ridden across thousands of rocks without any damage.

If you are looking for a…

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Added by Aaron koch on March 18, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Stand Up Paddling in Mexico!

We've been making the rounds here in Mexico this year.  Water levels are on the low side so we have been using the SUP,s a lot this year.  After the Alseseca Race we went to the Rio Filobobos then down to Rio Actopan...and later everybody's favorite whitewater paradise  Rio Micos!

Boards we are using are the:  NRS Czar, Glide SUP Mongo and the…

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Added by Aaron koch on February 14, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Haloban dan Nelayan

Sering nelayan digambarkan sebagai masyarakat miskin, tidak memiliki cita-cita dan pandangan hidup ke depan (visi). Tapi kenyataannya nelayan-nelayan di Haloban telah berhasil menyekolahkan anak-anak mereka sampai ke perguruan tinggi negeri. Ada di antaranya yang mendapatkan beasiswa dari pemerintah, namun kebanyakan dibiayai oleh orang tua (nelayan) sendiri. Mitos kemiskinan itu sekarang sudah terhapuskan atas keberhasilan anak-anak nelayan yang sudah berhasil menimba ilmu sampai ke…

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Added by Herlino Galilei on February 7, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

I love my Island, the island is Pulau Banyak Barat, Aceh Singkil.

I love my Island, the island is Pulau Banyak Barat, Aceh Singkil. Continue

Added by Herlino Galilei on February 7, 2013 at 10:16am — No Comments

Astral Brewers for SUP.

This blog is from a SUP stand point.  SUP is much more footwear intensive than kayaking.  When we find something good..we get very excited!

http://cksblog.com/2012/12/astral-brewer-long-term-review-by-aaron-

 

 

until later

 

Aaron

 

Added by Aaron koch on December 17, 2012 at 1:33am — No Comments

New SUP boards from NRS!

NRS has a new line of inflatable SUP boards for 2013.  You can expect to see some of the best river running inflatables on the market.  These boards are light weight, durable and ready to surf.…

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Added by Aaron koch on October 26, 2012 at 10:41pm — No Comments

KAYAK Okanagan "Special Edition" My e-book/Magazine (Ruff Draft Version)

My first attempt at making a kayaking photo book. please excuse some text errors as this is still a draft version. Please share your comments. Hope you like the photos. 16 pages. Will update it asap with the official 1st edition as I have 22 pages now and spell checked and corrected errors.…

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Added by KAYAKokanagan on October 8, 2012 at 4:56pm — No Comments

klepper stopping making their classic kayak

From a report it seems that klepper, the folding kayak company will cease production of their single seat and two seat classic kayaks in Germany. They may try to have them made in a country with lower manufacturing costs. Klepper kayaks have been around since 1907 and in 1956 Dr Hanns Lindman crossed the Atlantic ocean unassited or sponsored in a stock Aerius two kayak which he bought himself and made a few minor changes. He did have sail assist and a home made outrigger, it took him 72…

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Added by john allsop on July 28, 2012 at 5:54am — No Comments

Blocking and also Removing Spyware malware in the System

Among the most widespread and major threats currently concerning personal computers and the cyber world is actually Spyware malware. A Spy ware can be described as harmful application which was intended to sneak in the personal computer with intent to divert info that include individual information or make your computer at risk of other infections for instance virus infections and also malwares. A few of the common symptoms that there is a Spyware infections will be banner advertisings,…

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Added by Denis Martines on July 18, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

been awhile Thought I better check in

Life is busy battling the Canadian Government. Our prime minister is hell bent on destroying the country to get oil to China. The man is mad and we are doing our best to block him. Not easy he has a majority government and like sheep they all do what they are told.

Hope that this finds all well with you. Cheers, Greg

Added by Greg Loftus ( Cominco) on June 26, 2012 at 4:06am — No Comments

On the new In Between Swims -> The Best of Swims!

In this new episode of In Between Swims...



A collection of the best (and worst) swims from 5 years of In Between Swims. Featuring stories from seasoned pro's and amateurs alike, I look back at epic tales from Emily Jackson, Steve Fisher, Tao Berman, Woody Callaway and many more.



Thanks for…

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Added by In Between Swims on May 24, 2012 at 10:56pm — No Comments

Badfish 9 foot MVP downriver board

This is the newest addition to the Badfish quiver.  It is a very stable and nimble river runner.  Has a great volume distribution and is sure to get you on almost any wave!

 

 

Enjoy.

Aaron

Added by Aaron koch on April 4, 2012 at 4:00am — No Comments

Waterfalls on a SUP? Is it possible?

You have to choose your waterfalls very carefully when paddling a SUP.  You want the falls to be near vertical and not too tall.  The drop in these pictures is about 14 feet tall.

SUP waterfall

With these sliding drops it is very important to not use the skegs.  Either turn the board around backwards or choose a board with removable skegs.

SUP waterfall

Foot placement should be in the Kung Fu stance so you have maximum stability.  I have also tried surfer stance…

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Added by Aaron koch on March 28, 2012 at 1:46am — 2 Comments

Badfish MCIT in Mexico.

Video of the MCIT in action.

 

 

Added by Aaron koch on February 23, 2012 at 6:36am — No Comments

On the new In Between Swims - The Great White Explorer (audio version)

In Between Swims presents the audio version of late, African river pioneer Hendri Coetzee's blog, 'The Great White Explorer' with host, Jeff McIntyre.



"The days of the great explorers who walked onto blank continents and sailed into unending oceans are gone for good. People like me are wannabes, lucky that there are some places…

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Added by In Between Swims on February 3, 2012 at 10:25pm — No Comments

NRS Big Earl Stand Up Review!

The Big Earl is a great inflatable board!   It has everything you need in a portable SUP.

- Very stable design

- Removable skegs

- Extremely Rigid

- Bombproof pump and carrying bag

- Great price...$995

We took our SUPs to…

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Added by Aaron koch on December 7, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

Walking on Water

Unfortunately the hard water season has arrived and the snow mobile will rule until May. Typing this as the mercury sits at -21C outside. In 18 days the first day of winter will arrive and the days begin ever so slowly getting longer. A milestone in that the slow return of the sun is always a nice waypoint to pass. It is still a long 4 months or so until our ice bound waterways release themselves and we can once again play. Time to make that new paddle or if you have a shop boat repair and…

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Added by Greg Loftus ( Cominco) on December 3, 2011 at 12:18pm — No Comments

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