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Quick test for above average paddlers

Quick Test:Are you an above average paddler? 1. You always practice your roll a time or two when you get on the water and during/at the end of each run. 2. You have not had a “swim” on a run in quite some time, although everyone is just “between swims” as any experienced veteran will tell you (<: 3. You take yourself out of your comfort zone doing things like reverse eddy moves, different lines on familiar runs, occasionally leading the group on…See More
Jun 11
Dan Crandall commented on James Hungelmann's blog post looking for old friend
"Howdy James. Dick is a good friend of mine, for about 23 years now, He is located in Arcata, California. I don't have a current working e-mail for him, but I do have a phone number for him. You can also look under Wold Ski Custom"
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Dan Crandall commented on Dan Crandall's blog post 10 tips for annual maintenance/winterizing of your gear ( http://CurrentAdventures.com )
"Yep, I hear ya Geoff, seems like a fantasy, but it will get here- sometime. (<: Likely around November 9-11th on the Central California Coast! "
Nov 2, 2012
Geoff Jennings commented on Dan Crandall's blog post 10 tips for annual maintenance/winterizing of your gear ( http://CurrentAdventures.com )
"What is this "winter" you speak of?   "
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Dan Crandall posted a blog post

10 tips for annual maintenance/winterizing of your gear ( http://CurrentAdventures.com )

Wash all of your gear – especially Gore-tex garments or other clothing that has a DWR coating on the outer surface of the fabric. Per the Kokatat website: ” Durable Water Repellent (DWR) prevents liquid from building up on your garment’s outer layer which can make you feel damp and clammy (“wetting out”). Regular wear and tear, exposure to dirt, detergents and other impurities causes DWR to wear off over time, but the good news is that it can be restored. The effective life of the DWR depends…See More
Nov 2, 2012
Dan Crandall commented on Geoff Jennings's blog post US National Waveski Championships
"WOW Geoff! That is fantastic! Good on you for sure and a huge congrats on putting it all out there and being rewarded so well for it. (<: Sounds like it would have been a fun contest to be at for sure. (<: Cheers! "
Oct 10, 2012

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What kind of Paddling are you into?
Sea Kayaking, Flatwater (Lakes and mellow rivers), Playboating, River Running, Creek Boating, Surf Kayaking
What boats do you own? (kayaks, canoes, rafts, etc.)
I own Current Adventures Kayak School. I personally own several Mega Surf kayaks, A variety of Open water and downriver race kayaks including a Huki Surf Ski, west Side Boat Shop Wave Excel and X-Par. Mega Kayak Polo and Slalom boats
Favorite place to paddle?
grand Canyon, North Fork American River
Most memorable paddle?
Grand Canyon in floood with heavy weather, blue lightning good friends
How long have you been paddling?
16-25 years
I've been paddling for almost 20 years now, lots of water gone by!! To say that kayaking has shaped the last 20 of my 50 years is an understatement for sure! I started in surf kayaking and progressed to rivers, racing, slalom, and instruction. I've been an ACA Instructor Trainer in whitewater for 18 years now, and I am the founder/owner of Current Adventures Kayak School (15yrs) and owner of The River Store (5yrs) in Lotus, California.
I've been a member of the US Surf Kayak Team since it's inception in 1991, and twice National Champion as well as one time World Champion. Surf Kayaking is still where I find the most fun in a kayak, and I look forward to the Winter every year so I can get back out on the waves with friends, and on my own. (<:
Kayaking.com is also my URL, and after years of using it in different ways, I am STOKED about the new direction that we are taking it. I look forward to sharing knowledge, experience and ideas with others from around the world!!

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Quick test for above average paddlers

Quick Test:Are you an above average paddler?



1. You always practice your roll a time or two when you get on the water and during/at the end of each run.

2. You have not had a “swim” on a run in quite some time, although everyone is just “between swims” as any experienced veteran will tell you (<:

3. You…

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Posted on June 11, 2014 at 3:36pm

10 tips for annual maintenance/winterizing of your gear ( http://CurrentAdventures.com )

  1. Wash all of your gear – especially Gore-tex garments or other clothing that has a DWR coating on the outer surface of the fabric. Per the Kokatat website: ” Durable Water Repellent (DWR) prevents liquid from building up on your garment’s outer layer which can make you feel damp and clammy (“wetting out”). Regular wear and tear, exposure to dirt, detergents and other impurities causes DWR to wear off over time, but the good news is that it can be restored. The effective life of…
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Posted on November 2, 2012 at 8:17am — 2 Comments

Cold Water Kayaking - Dress for Success!

More and more of today's newer paddling crowd is finding out what the old timers already knew-- that some of the best paddling in many areas is found in the colder months of Fall through Spring. Equipment can play a huge part in whether you have a safe and successful paddle, or just the makings of a new epic tale to tell. (<:

There are many different configurations for dressing to paddle in the cold, but here are a few tips that are relevant for a wide range of paddlers, whether…

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Posted on December 17, 2011 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Learning to Speak Kayak

You want to be a better paddler you say?? Many people seem to believe that paddling new and more difficult runs makes them better boaters. Certainly valid experience is helpful, but the best paddlers are always working on their Fundamental Skills, practicing their Form, and sharpening their Mental Focus. Without good basic techniques it can be very difficult to improve and without practice and proper focus there is no consistency.



This is where you can set up a program for yourself,… Continue

Posted on June 11, 2010 at 12:30pm

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At 1:08pm on April 13, 2009, robert krogstad said…
Thank you for your comment, I call it the PaddlePac, this is only a prototype. You can go to paddlepac.com to see more. Yes, I built this one myself and hope to have a retail model ready for this summer. The turning is only affected slightly, due to the raised connecting arms the kayak is able to fit under the entire unit while turning. The only problem I had was paddling against a strong current. One of the advantages is the ability to disassemble and fit in a storage bag. The retail model I am working on is a bit larger with more streamlined pontoons. Thank you again.
Later, Rob K.
At 5:12am on April 12, 2009, Woody Fox said…
Hi Dan, Woody Fox here, I love the shuttle service on the AR SF that you have worked so hard on...I like it because I can park down at the bottom (Greenwood) and get a ride to the put in (Marshall Park). I will pretty much pay whatever the cost to catch a ride when I need it.

Thanks again. would be a pleasure to see you someday in lotus or wherever. I bought and learned a lot from the DVD The Kayak Roll. I recognized you from it. sorry, I get star struck. : )

Woody
At 11:17am on March 5, 2009, greg d said…
What happened was, I signed up online and paid by CC. When I arrived I was told the event was full. They said oh yea call next week and we will refund you......guess what, after many phone calls it never happened. I just gave up cuz it was more work to get my $110 back than i could justify. I have always had problems with Dennis and the whole cost of the SC surf event, that just sealed the deal. He just does this one event and lives off the proceeds for the year......what a chump!
I'll be way more likely to show up to an expression session type of event in the future anyway, but will always miss hanging out with the plethora of friends at SC. Good luck, and give Dennis shit for me!
At 4:23pm on March 4, 2009, greg d said…
greetings Crandall!! Thanks so much for the offer at Santa Cruz, unfourtenately since they stole my entry fees two years ago and never refunded my money (after 20 phone calls) I have to say "F^*K THEM", ummm OK maybe i'm still a little bitter.
Snow has been great lately, but stoked for spring runoff! Sure doesnt feel like a drought year, hope the rain lasts.
great use of the Kayaking.com website, keep it rolling!
-greg d
At 8:40am on February 17, 2009, Gary Cooper said…
Brenda and I used the Shuttle this past year, great idea, great staff. Looking forward to some roll tuneup this spring.
At 7:24am on October 5, 2008, kevin rhoads said…
Dan:

We love the shuttle service, but: A fee for the shuttle AND a fee for the put-in makes it fairly expensive for the chili bar run for our group of three. In fact the two fees together provide no benefit over taking two cars. We would use the service more often if there was just a fee for the shuttle

Kevin Rhoads
 
 
 





 

 

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