Team Z Blog

The Dawn Patrol

October 30, 2014 by Ben Natusch (comments: 0)

The dawn patrol is an attempt to paddle on days when you don’t really have time.  The day starts with a really early morning, well before sunrise.  After drinking a little too much coffee and possibly a Redbull and/or Mountain Dew, you drive to the river with the goal of having shuttle set and being fully geared up before sunrise.  Then as soon as it is light enough to paddle, you put on and get in some boating.  After boating, you head back to reality and start the day.

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October Rain

October 26, 2014 by Elaine Campbell (comments: 0)

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Almost Fall Creek

October 21, 2014 by Ben Natusch (comments: 0)

When we arrived, Tyler and I met up with Steve, Dave, Jeff, and a few other friends and headed down to scout.  I think Steve really summed it up, saying it looks like someone photo shopped some water into the forest.  There was so much water flowing through the trees that we had a hard time telling where the river bed actually was.

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Throwin' Down on the Pemi

October 14, 2014 by Ben Natusch (comments: 0)

Jitsu on the Pemi

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Surfing the Jitsu

October 8, 2014 by Ben Natusch (comments: 0)

Surfing on the Pemi

The Pemi is one of my favorite rivers to paddle in the fall.  There is a fun class II-III run that is pretty fun but what really draws me to this river is the Pemi Park and Play.  This is a fun little playspot at the takeout that was one of my go to spots during college.  The Pemi Park and Play is certainly lacking when compared to the world class spots on the Ottawa and even some of the local high water playspots but it is a short drive and is often at the perfect level during the summer and fall.  While this spot is a little shallow for cartwheels and many of the vertical moves, it is great for learning to surf, spin, roundhouse and blunt.    At the right levels loops are possible and I’m pretty sure that a McNasty might go.  There is also a really fun seal launch that drops you right into the surf.

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How to Back Stab

September 23, 2014 by Elaine Campbell (comments: 0)

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Video update

September 6, 2014 by Elaine Campbell (comments: 0)

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Beaverfest 2014

September 2, 2014 by Ben Natusch (comments: 0)

The Eagle is a really fun but short section of river so I went back up for a second lap.  Going into the second drop, my boat got spun out in one of the holes at the entrance and put me off line a bit.  I was able to correct the angle and get back on line but wasn’t able to get the boat edged properly and when I bounced off the first pillow I got knocked over.  I knew that I wasn’t going to be able to roll on the narrow slide but I was able to get up on my elbow pads and keep my body pretty well protected...

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Cayuga Lake SUP Cup

August 20, 2014 by Elaine Campbell (comments: 0)

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Loading...Loop

August 18, 2014 by Katelyn Green (comments: 0)

Learning a more advanced freestyle move like the loop has made me realize how true the statement “Practice makes perfect” really is. In the process of learning the loop I have broken a boat, and probably nearly my ankles as I repetitively slammed my bow down and hoped for some magic to flip my boat around.

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