Until May 27th, our friends at Yakima Racks are providing an incentive to get a rack on your car so you can pick up some buddies on the way to the put in/trail head/launch/etc. The “Take More Friends” Promotion gets you $30 back on a $300+ purchase, $40 back on a $400+ purchase and $50 on a $500+ purchase. Pretty sweet deal! Additional details and rebate forms available at http://www.yakima.com/promotions/springrebate/.
So get that rack you’ve been drooling over, send in the form & you’ll have a little extra cha-ching to pick your crew up with!
Recently we were given the very exciting opportunity to do a custom modification for a customer on a Hobie Kayaks Revolution 11, transforming it into one of the meanest fishing kayaks out there! The Revolution 11, the little brother of the always popular Revolution 13, is a new addition this year to Hobie’s line up. Though it’s smaller size allows this boat to be more nimble and easier to transport than the Revolution 13, it hasn’t taken away from it’s stability and has only slightly reduced it’s on-water speed. With fishing accessories already built into it’s DNA, such as two molded-in rod holders and a location for Hobie’s Livewell system, it was the perfect boat to use as our customization platform! Over the next few weeks, we’ll be taking you along with us as we install the following (and more!):
* Lowrance Structure scan
* Lowrance HDS Fish Finder
* Lowrance Sirius Satellite
* Lowrance Sonic Hub
* Ram Fly Rod Mount
* Hobie Anchor Trolley
* Hobie eVolve Motor
This Summer, the Kayak Shed is teaming up with the Columbia Gorge Kayak School to get kids into Kayaking. The Kayak Shed joined the Hood River County Library for a kid-oriented river recreation and safety demonstration, where attendees learned about kayak equipment, the difference between swimming in a river and pool, and how to use throw bags.
To beat the heat, the Kayak Shed and Columbia Gorge Kayak School are sponsoring affordable kids kayak lessons, which take place July 14, 21, 28, and August 4th from 10am-2pm at the Kayak Shed’s on-water location. Kids can attend the whole series for only $80 each or $20 per session. If you want to sign up, contact the Columbia Gorge Kayak School at 541-806-4190 or email@example.com
We went out paddling with the Wednesday Night Happy Hour crew last week, had a GREAT time (thanks again for the hospitality, Scott!) and thought that with the sun coming out more and more these days, this might be a good time to send out a reminder in case some of you don’t know about it.
What: Kayak Shed Wednesday Night Happy Hour
Who: All skill levels welcome – there’s typically a group on the Lower White Salmon (II) and the Middle White Salmon (III)
Where: Meet at the Husum bridge
Bonus round: Most of the group heads to Beneventi’s for pizza afterwards
We’re always stoked to help new paddlers into the sport… but if you feel like you need some extra one-on-one time before hoppin’ in with the group, give our friends over at Columbia Gorge Kayaker a holla’.
CPR and First Aid Class for White Water Paddlers!
Sunset Falls Waterfall Clinic & Pyranha Demo
When: Sat March 15th
Where: EF Lewis Sunset Falls
What: Creeking Clinic- Waterfall running technique and setting safety.
Cost: $65 includes a dvd of yourself through out the day.
Todd Anderson and Ryan Scott will spend the afternoon with you at
Sunset Falls. We will discuss proper waterfall running technique,
setting safety, and give you a dvd of your runs down the falls.
We will have all of the newest Pyranha Boats on hand for you to try.
Including the Everest, Burn, and Ammos.
Questions? Contact: 541.806.4190
The Anti-Boof: Perfecting the Plug (aka the Oregon Tuck) – by Lane Jacobs
A few photo examples:
At the top I am aggressivley leaning forward, waiting to freefall and begin pulling my stroke.
The second frame I am spotting my landing and getting my paddle to the side.
The last frame I am tucking, turning my head and tensing up for impact.
A sequence of Rush Sturges styling a 10-45 footer.
The entry to this drop shot you into the top of the 45 footer fast…
so Rush detached from the falls a bit.
Notice in the 2nd and 3rd frames that he is leaning forward aggressively trying to keep his bow down.
Thanks for the beta on perfecting the plug Lane!