Team Z Blog

Fall Festival Season

September 27, 2015 by Ben Natusch (comments: 0)

As a paddler, once the spring runoff has dried up and the creeks stop running, I start looking forward to fall.  Many of the dam controlled creeks in the northeast have scheduled releases in the fall and many also coincide with festivals.  Every year the fall creek season kicks off with Beaverfest, a 3 day creek festival in New York.  There are three sections of the Beaver all offering a little different challenge and the Raquette also releases this weekend.

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Freestyle World Championships

September 26, 2015 by Elaine Campbell (comments: 0)

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Beating the Low Water Blues

September 25, 2015 by Katelyn Green (comments: 0)

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A Coming of Age (of sorts)

September 20, 2015 by Katelyn Green (comments: 0)

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Routine Energy

September 14, 2015 by Jim Sullivan (comments: 0)

Another favorite toy this summer is an old wildwater kayak.  It too has been a big fixer upper project.  I got it cracked and fiberglass it back to life.  The first weekend of use I cracked it pretty good again.  

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Getting Good and Edgy

August 27, 2015 by Jim Sullivan (comments: 0)

Lean In! Keeping your boat on the correct edge throughout whitewater maneuvers is one of the most important skills you can learn as a kayaker. For many novice and intermediate kayakers, it is often the most difficult skill to learn as well.

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Squirt and SUP

August 17, 2015 by Elaine Campbell (comments: 0)

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Single Paddler Seeking River Friends

August 13, 2015 by Jim Sullivan (comments: 0)

Single paddler searching for friendly, fun, and responsible paddling friends?

So you took your first whitewater lesson, you were in enthralled, excited, enthused maybe even in love. And then, before you even realized, it was over. Slightly heartbroken but still determined to somehow continue your relationship with whitewater, you wished for the “e-harmony” of the paddling world (only without the creepiness of finding true love via internet).

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A Kayak for My Cousin's 6th Birthday

July 31, 2015 by Ben Natusch (comments: 0)

While we were camping on the lake, my cousin celebrated her 6th birthday.  Her parents got her a kayak for her birthday and she was really excited to use it.  After putting on our PFDs and getting the boats down to the water, we hopped in and started paddling.

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Pemi Fun Times

July 26, 2015 by Ben Natusch (comments: 0)

The gauge on AW was showing the Pemi around 600 cfs which is a pretty fun level for the park and play hole at the takeout.  With a free day and a great level, I made plans to meet a friend at the play hole for the afternoon.  Unfortunately when we arrived, the river was running at over 1000 cfs and the hole had washed out.

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