Team Z Blog

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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Fun times in July

July 30, 2014 by Elaine Campbell (comments: 0)

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Zoar Staff Paddling, Riverfest and Lozer Cup

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.

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Zoar Instructors Playing on the Dryway and a Visit From Jan

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...

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A Day on the Pemi and A Pinned Grumman Canoe

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.

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