Tuesday, October 19, 2010

10 Gift Ideas for Xmas 2010

1. Wave Sport Project X:

With its debut at Gauley Fest, the Project X is fast becoming the most anticipated playboat of the year. Available January 1, 2010, just in time for a belated Christmas Gift.

Contact your local dealer for ordering instructions.

2. Adventure Technology: AT2 Super Duty:

The newest in paddle technology combines the lightweight AT2 SL with some added durability and stiffness. The super-duty features a Carbon & Aramid braid, with Super-duty Shaft Reinforcement, Uni-Body Construction, and AT's Full Control Grip. There's nothing like paddling with an AT.


3. Kokatat: Gore-tex Rogue Drytop:

Not your grandfather's dry top! OK, so your grandpa's dry top probably had a Kokatat label, but the Rogue set a new standard in fit and style. A blend of three different GORE-TEX® laminates equals

excellent breathability, superior durability and a very dry ride.

  • Evolution 3.21 oz. nylon 3-layer GORE-TEX® body

  • GORE-TEX® XCR® side panels

  • Integrated GORE-TEX® Cordura® reinforced shoulder, elbow, and forearm

  • Latex gaskets w/superstretch neoprene, self draining cuffs and collar

  • Dual-adjustable outer skirt incorporates “hook & loop” compatible neoprene

  • Lightweight GORE-TEX® Performance Shell inner skirt with added length

  • Self-draining, zippered chest pocket with key lanyard


4. Snap Dragon Designs Whitewater EXP Armortex Reinforced Sprayskirt:

Designed specifically for extreme paddlers to Rodeo performers who place high demands on their equipment. The Armortex Series white water spray skirts are the most durable

skirts we have ever produced.

4mm Armortex neoprene
rim guard reinforcement

heavy duty extreme shock cord

optional: implosion bar


5. H2O Audio Waterproof iPod Case:

The H2O Audio Capture Waterproof Case allows you to utilize all of your favorite iPod nano (5th Gen) features including music playback and video
recording, in, around, and underwater. Get yourself a pair of waterproof headphones as well, and you're all set to listen to your favorite music while paddling.


6. Adventure Medical Kits: Ultralight .9 Medical Kit

Carry a first aid kit for your own peace of mind. Supplies are packed into waterproof and airtight Aloksak bags. Tested and approved by the US Navy, they are certified waterproof to 200’. The

tough, lightweight outer bag is made of 1.3 oz. Silicone-coated ripstop

nylon. Remember, the river, lake or ocean can be a long way from medical

attention. Keep everyone in your group safe, and don’t go boating

without one of these medical kits!

*First Aid Manual/Medication/Instruments

*1 Splinter Picker Tweezers
*1 Duct Tape
*3 Safety Pins
*6 Diamode (Immodium®)
*10 Motrin®
*2 Antihistamine
*2 After Bite® Sting Relief

*CPR/Bleeding Items
*2 Nitrile Examination Gloves

*Wound Care/Burns/Blisters
*8 3X3 Sterile Dressings
*4 2x2 Sterile Dressings
*2 Non-Adherent Sterile Dressing (3x4)
*1 Conforming Gauze Bandage
*6 After Cuts & Scrapes® Towelettes
*5 1x3 Adhesive Bandage
*4 Knuckle Adhesive Bandage
*1 Tape 1" x 10 Yards
*1 Swift Wrap Elastic Bandage
*2 Stockinette Bandage
*2 Cotton Tipped Applicators
*2 Moleskin (7x4)
*1 Tincture of Benzoin
*4 Antibiotic Ointment
*1 Providone Iodine Solution (1 oz.)
*1 Wound Closure Strips


7. Watershed Ocoee Drybag:

Watershed Ocoee Kayak Drybag - From raft guides to divers, people look to Watershed for superior dry protection. Overcoming the common shortfalls of drybags, they've invented the ultimate waterproof luggage.

  • Watertight to 300+ feet

  • Patented ZipDry® closure

  • Kryptothane® fabric

  • Radio-frequency welded seams

  • Extreme-duty webbing

  • Duraflex buckles

  • 900 cu in/14.7 liters

  • 8"H x 17"W

  • Lifetime guarantee


8. Gerber E-Z Out Rescue River Knife:

Continuing its commitment to specialized, high performance knives, Gerber is offering a Rescue
version of the E-Z Out. The compact design features a rounded tip on the

fully serrated sheep foot blade, making it safe to use in circumstances

where you don't want to risk puncture. The E-Z Out Rescue has a yellow

fiberglass-reinforced thermoplastic handle with black inserts of Kraton

non-slip rubber. An oval cutout on the blade aids in single hand

opening, and a removable pocket clip keeps your knife close at hand.


9. Wave Sport Kayaks Fitted Hat: $19.99

This fitted black hat features a light blue embroidered Wave Sport Icon set on top of a collage gray Wave Sport logos and graphics.

Available in two sizes: S/MD and LG/XL


10. Dream Result:

Dream Result is an expression of the essence of whitewater kayaking through the story of a group of friends who have undertaken a journey to

explore the limits of possibility. The film includes the World Record

Waterfall Descent of the 186 ft tall Palouse Falls, expeditions into the

wilderness of Northern Canada, jaw-dropping freestyle on flooded rivers

of Quebec and a quest for waterfalls though out Chile and Scandinavia.

Driven through the passions of seven of the sports top athletes and

lifelong colleagues, they experience a year in the life of chasing their

Dream Result.


2010 CaliBurnFest

This past weekend was CaliBurnFest, a weekend-long festival on the Burnt Ranch Gorge section of the Trinity River near Arcata, California.

Friday featured a big-air surf contest at Camel Rock, while Saturday featured a mass-start downriver race through Burnt Ranch Gorge. Burnt Ranch Gorge is a Class 4 section of the Trinity River, located about 1 hour east of Arcata, CA.

The mass-start downriver race took place from the Son of Scrapper to below Falls #2. At 12:00, over 20 racers, long and short boat, lined up, facing upstream. On "Go", racers did a complete roll, then had to turn around and sprint downstream about 15 minutes to the finish line.

I'll let the photos do the talking...


Men's Short Boat: Justin Patt

Men's Long Boat: Dan Menten

Women's Short Boat: Kim Russell

Women's Long Boat: Christie Glissmeyer

Mayhem at the Finish Line on Falls #2 (Photo Copyright: Wes Schrek)

More Mayhem... (Photo Copyright: Wes Schrek)

The Finish Line: Falls #2. Paul Gamache and crew (Photo copyright: Lou Jacobson)

The Gnarly Consequences of Falls #2 (Photo copyright: Lou Jacobson)

Racers below the finish line (Photo Copyright: Jason Barnes)

Monika Gokey entering Falls #3 (Photo Copyright: Cheyenne Rogers)

A sweet series of myself at the bottom of #3. (Photo Copyright: Jason Barnes)

For more photos by Jason Barnes, check out his website: yooperjb.dreamhosters.com

Photo Copyright: Jason Barnes

Photo Copyright: Jason Barnes

Racers below Falls #3 (Photo Copyright: Cheyenne Rogers)

The After-party at Burnt Ranch Falls Campground

The coveted "Golden Duck" Trophy: Women's First Place Short Boat

Thanks to Paul Gamache for holding such an awesome event. See you next year!

For more information on CaliBurnFest, check out:


Kim Russell