Team Z Blog
July 15, 2014 by Ben Natusch (comments: 0)
Another American Whitewater Deerfield Riverfest has come and gone. This is one of the busiest weekends on the Deerfield and always a great time. The weekend started with one of the biggest Thursday night Zoar Staff Paddling trips we’ve ever run with over 20 people showing up. We had some brand new boaters, several boaters trying to brush up on skills and shake off the rust to get ready for the Dryway and some instructors that were looking to have some fun on the water and avoid the heat. Fifey was scheduled to run pretty late so we put on at Fisherman’s Bend. After doing some wet exits and basic instruction with the new paddlers, we headed downstream. It was a really fun evening. It was really great watching everyone improve and try new things.
July 7, 2014 by Ben Natusch (comments: 0)
During our run everyone was having fun and trying new things. Unfortunately trying new things sometimes leads to some unexpected swims. When Janet tried to punch through rodeo hole in Dragon’s Tooth, she learned a few new rodeo tricks...
June 30, 2014 by Ben Natusch (comments: 0)
Towards the end of our first run, we came across a Grumman canoe that was folded around a rock. Everyone was safe but the boat was pinned pretty well. There were three paddlers eddied out behind the rock trying to get the canoe unpinned. We caught the eddy behind the pinned boat and hoped out.
June 29, 2014 by Elaine Campbell (comments: 0)
June 19, 2014 by Elaine Campbell (comments: 0)
The Zoar Outdoor Demo Fest begins tomorrow so I'll be there in the Wave Sport booth and will be helping out with mini clinics. There's still some room in mini clinics so sign up now and if you have wanted to demo a Recon, Mobius, Ethos Diesel, and Fuse they will be there to try for FREE!
June 4, 2014 by Katelyn Green (comments: 0)
The Friday before the race, which was on Sunday, I play boated a little in the hole and then helped to set up the course. I was a little too excited for June and decided to paddle without any sort of rash guard or bug spray, and just in my bathing suit. The entire mosquito population also decided to reemerge for the summer and they all attacked me. So my first piece of advice for your paddling this summer: always bring bug spray.
May 27, 2014 by Ben Natusch (comments: 0)
This week has been pretty exciting for me. Tuesday night I drove down to New York City to help Steve Busch teach a SUP Instructor Course for Manhattan Kayak Company. I had never been to NYC so it was a pretty interesting experience for me. My GPS seemed to think that driving through the Bronx at midnight was quicker than taking the highway so I quickly learned that my Silverado wasn’t built for city streets. Everyone in the course was a really strong paddler and a lot of fun to work with. It was one of the most challenging locations I have taught SUP both from a paddling and from an instruction perspective.