Friday, September 25, 2009

4 days & 4 nights, A kayaking self support, 65 miles-class 2-5

This June, Cameron, Joe, Amos and I did a 4 day self support kayak trip on the Rio Grande from the Colorado border to the county line below the Racecourse. 65 miles of class 2-5. Great times, 1 lost kayaker, lost whiskey, carnage, fishing and a trip that is etched in my memory of good times forever.
I had been wanting to do this trip for the last 10 years. I could never rope fellow boaters into it. I guess the concept of lots of class 2 and beautiful scenery didn't excite the "core" paddlers around. Luckily, I have some great bros that love kayaking regardless of the grade level and they joined me. We had flows of about 950cfs, tons of gear in our kayaks, a good attitude and actually paddled some whitewater during the trip. Sections that we kayaked were, Ute Mountain, Razorblades, Upper Box, la Hunta, Lower Box, State park, and Racecourse. I would recommend this 4 day self support trip to anyone that loves an adventure. We had an absolute blast. The wildlife was abundant, the scenery unbelievable, the winds way strong, and the whitewater was a blast. One of the best trips I have ever done. Oh ya, The Everest rules as a multi-day kayak. I think this trip will become an annual event. Stay tuned for next years episode and feel free to join us if you can break away from the "stout" for 4 days. It will do you good.
Enjoy. beers, Atom...

4 days & 4 nights, A kayaking self support, 65 miles-class 2-5 from atom crawford on Vimeo.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Crystal Gorge In HD

Well its been a while since crystal gorge has been running, the last day we ran the gorge, our buddy Anson came and filmed us. We attached a canon 5d mk2 in an underwater housing to my boat. It worked pretty well, he also hiked in and shot us on some of the other rapids with his red camera. Check it out.

Crystal Gorge HD Experiments from Fred Norquist on Vimeo.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Gnarquist's "Jonesin" Video Favorites

Well now that it is officially "Jonesin" season, I go into a strange and mildly satisfying state where I spend the majority of my time watching kayaking videos on the internet. As good as going kayaking? Not at all..... But im hoping by watching these videos, I will get a slight feeling of what it actually feels like. I find myself perousing through videos I have seen before, even some that I have seen 10 times, watching them over and over to try and bring back that feeling we all love of being on the river, and running big rapids. I can't wait to get back in my boat.

As usual, Demshitz's videos are some of the best out there.

YULE CREEK-HIGH WATER from jared seiler on Vimeo.

I think I have probably watched this video atleast 30 times. Great High Water Yule!!!!

This is a Great vid From Demshitz of some good Cali Creekin.

California Creeking May 08 from jared seiler on Vimeo.

Although playboating isnt nearly as cool as creekin, here is a good vid Demshitz made, its kind of like a music video.

The Pyranha REV @ the Eternity Hole from jared seiler on Vimeo.

Another Sick Demshitz video comin from Evan Garcia... he lays dem treats!

EG's South East Update from jared seiler on Vimeo.

And another EG vid comin straight atcha from dem pristine waters of the PNW. I'll be calling this place my home here in a few weeks.

Little White 2009 from jared seiler on Vimeo.

Who doesnt love carnage? I know I do... check out demshitz taking dem hitz

Demshitz The Movie Carnage Teaser from jared seiler on Vimeo.

This is by far one of my Favorite vids from the time I spent in Chile with demshitz
Upper palguin is the goods!

Kayaking the Upper Palguin Helmet Camera from Evan Garcia on Vimeo.

And yet another great vid from EG and our trip to chile. Rio Puesco, easily one of the best rivers in the world.

Rio Puesco Helmet Cam from Evan Garcia on Vimeo.

Here is some good CO classic creekin 2nd gorge of lime

2nd Gorge of Lime Creek from David Fusilli on Vimeo.

Demshitz love BC!

BC 09 from David Fusilli on Vimeo.

Demshitz way of life kills it! check out a typical day in the life...

A day in the life: DEMSHITZ from Aplin Independent on Vimeo.

There couldnt be a favorite video playlist without Rush Sturges and YGp's vids

Rush and Tyler's New Film, Dream Result is gunna be sick!!! Those guys can make some videos!

Some Palouse Falls Action... World records are cool too.

Carnage at Cherry Bomb!!!

This is easily one of my favorite vids, The Demshitz crew down in chile in 07

I dont tend to watch my own video that much because after editing them, i know everything that happens, but hopefully you like them, here is a link

Thursday, September 03, 2009

M-wave 2009

As the season in Colorado winds down... well mainly after Crystal Gorge stops running, I result to working, hanging out with friends, working on my car... things a river gypsy would only do if there isn't any kayaking. But every summer there is one wave that calls me out of my "normalcy" and makes me go whitewater boat riding. This wave is called m-wave. It is one of the only times where I am slightly scared playboating. The speed of the wave combined with the shape makes it one of the most fun playspots around. It was Conor's birthday also so needless to say, we had to do some whitewater boat riding.

We arrived in the evening, and proceeded to do the first ever m-wave night sess using alex's truck to provide some light.

Birthday brown.

I'm pretty sure I ate sh** here, but makes for a cool photo.
Conor is really good at browning.

And backblunting... very nice!!

Jonny getting a little m-wave practice in before worlds.
Yeah, he is good at kayaking.
I didnt even know I could do that.
Aerial BROWN!

"That Jonny Meyers is just so dreamy"-a girl at FIbark actually said that haha
Alex Hotze throwin down on his home wave like it aint no thang.
Jakub Nemec our good friend from Czec killin it as usual.

I bought a new whip!
Here is a cool edit I made from our little trip. David Yanez on the camera! Make sure to Download the E-V-A mixtape.

Big thanks to Forge motion pictures for letting us borrow their camera. check their stuff out here

M-wave 2009 from Fred Norquist on Vimeo.