Team Z Blog
March 6, 2014 by Ben Natusch (comments: 0)
With spring right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about getting back in a boat. Often the first whitewater we paddle each season is some of the hardest. Whether we are out at playspots during high spring runoff or paddling some of the steep creeks that are only runable for a few weeks a year, it will likely be some of the most challenging and the most exciting paddling of the year. It is important to be ready so that we can make the most of these few weeks.
March 1, 2014 by Janet Burnett Cowie (comments: 0)
Katelyn Green, getting some Feburary paddling in.
February 28, 2014 by Ben Natusch (comments: 0)
January 25, 2014 by Janet Burnett Cowie (comments: 0)
It’s at this time of year the the rivers begin to become relatively unusable due to large amounts of ice. Unless you really like the cold, kayaking becomes an uphill battle against icicles and frozen fingers. That’s why I like to take out the bathing suit and rash guards again and head to the pool.
January 9, 2014 by Ben Natusch (comments: 0)
When out on the river there are many pieces of gear that I carry in case something goes wrong. The amount and type of gear depends on several factors. I will consider the difficulty of the river, the strength of the group, the remoteness of the river, the type of river and what problems we are likely to encounter. These factors, in addition to my role in the group (instructor/guide or just another paddler), help me decide what equipment to carry.
January 1, 2014 by Ben Natusch (comments: 0)
After taking a few months off from paddling to focus on deer hunting, skiing and working retail during the Christmas season, it was time to get back in a boat. Every year on New Year’s Day, the Merrimack Valley Paddlers (MVP) run an event on the Winnipesauke River in Franklin, New Hampshire. I have been to this event many times and it is one of my favorites.
December 29, 2013 by Elaine Campbell (comments: 0)
We had about 20 inches inches of snow in southern VT. It seemed like winter was in full swing but we are in New England and the temps went from like 15 degrees up to 50 degrees and it rained. The snow melted and the rivers rose so we went paddling a couple days before Christmas.
December 16, 2013 by Elaine Campbell (comments: 0)
I had a great 2013 season of paddling and competing. I went to Slovenia to compete in the WildWater Sprint World Championships and competed in the Freestyle World Championships in NC in K1 and squirt boating. Competing in two World Championships in the same year was pretty awesome! Hopefully, I can do it again in 2015.
December 1, 2013 by Jim Sullivan (comments: 0)
Hey everyone! I’m here to write my review of the the Astral YTV lifejacket! This PFD brings a whole new meaning to lightweight and range of motion in a PFD. It is the king of freestyle and high performance with its minimalist design.
November 6, 2013 by Jim Sullivan (comments: 0)
Hi folks, I’ve had a great season at Zoar Outdoor and wanted to share a little video recap of my summer. I’ve also shared this with Jackson Kayak as part of their regional team. I hope you all have a great winter as once again I head out to Montana to go ski more epic powder.