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Can You Boat Scout?

Midge boofing like a banshee on the Oyacachi Introduction to Creeking—the importance of boat scouting skills.  Boat scouting—figuring out a rapid from in your boat rather than getting out on shore to actually scout—is a highly over-looked, but all important kayaking skill. If you are in a group on a new river that no one […]

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Zen and the art of boofing

 Steve grooving on a new boof on the Lower Cosanga–day 1, nice warm up eh? Good news fans, guest writer Liam is back in action!  Check out what he has to say about the best week of kayaking he’s had in Ecuador so far!  Liam, the floor is all yours:    Liam leads Steve and […]

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Boof Baby Boof!

Ken dwarfed by the Piatua’s giant boulders For our first trip of 2012 we had a group of boof-junkies come down to Ecuador to sample some of the country’s finest technical runs. Josephine nailing her boof stroke timing–she is getting some sweet disconnection with the water! They came from Colorado, California, Alberta, Washington and Germany.  […]

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Edging in Ecuador

Mike styling this boof slot on the Upper Tena.  After 3 days of big water paddling, Mike was stoked to get on some technical runs.  It made him feel much more at home! Learning to kayak in Ecuador! Many people have the misconception that Ecuador is for advanced kayakers only. It’s true that Ecuador has […]

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The Ever Important but Often Elusive Combat Roll

Maren walking down the river trail in front of Small World Adventure’s lodge to paddle the Pica Piedra section on the Rio Qujos Combat Rolling—the mental game.  The combat roll to a kayaker, is the like dribble to a basketball player.  It should be instinctual, reactionary, a thoughtless process. Michael Jordan never worried out on […]

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Refine your Creeking Skills in Ecuador

Matt and Anders navigating some of Ecuador’s infamous “Boogie Water” We just finished up with our first ever Advanced Creeking Clinic and it was an awesome week of paddling Ecuador’s best creeks.  We had an eclectic group of characters from all over the US.  Luckily, all their personalities meshed well together and when they weren’t […]

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