Archive for June, 2010
We have water from 7AM-5PM all day Saturday so even if you’re not a racer come enjoy the river! Afterwards Green River Adventures The Giant Slalom and LVM will be hosting a get together with entertainment, food and beverages.
- 6:00PM – Will Lyons vs. Adrienne Levknecht Jell-o Wrestling Match
- 8:30PM – LVM #34 World Premiere, and Giant Slalom Race Footage on outdoor Jumbo-Tron
- 9:30PM – Tim Bell Fireworks Blowout
Plates of food available $5
Appalachian Craft Brewery Cups $5
P.S. Just kidding about the jell-o wrestling, although it would be entertaining.
Special Thanks to Appalachian Craft Brewery for donating their delicious brews to all competitors and volunteers at the LVM 34 Premiere/Green River Adventures after party!!! As well we will have water all day from 7-5PM Satuday July 3rd, so thanks Duke Power for that!!
This is officially a call for volunteers. If you want to come to kick it on the river and drink free brew at a sweet party/movie premiere send us an email to email@example.com. OK lets get into the details.
Entry Fee: 0$ It’s free and all entries get free beer at the after party/LVM premiere at Green River Adventures.
Registration Information: Please pre-register HERE online…you will win a free copy of LVM! Otherwise meet at the takeout of The Green River Narrows parking lot. Registration is open on race day from 8-9AM, Saturday July 3rd. Come one come all!
Boat Restrictions: Open class bring what you want. Only stipulation here is you have to race the same boat for the down river sprint and The Giant Slalom.
Start Time: Please register online here!. Registration will be open at the takeout from 8-9AM July 3rd. We will have a racer meeting at The Put In Parking Lot at 11AM. The first racer starts at 12PM at the confluence of Big Hungry and The Green.
How It Works: The Giant Slalom is a combination of two races, a down river sprint, and a giant slalom through four gates.
The Down River Sprint will start at 12PM at the confluence of Big Hungry and The Green River. The finish will be on river right below Zwicks. This leg of the race will equal half of each racers total score. The top 20 from this event will get two runs on The Giant Slalom course that starts above Pencil Sharpener and ends at the bottom of Powerslide. If you aren’t comfortable racing through Gorilla no worries, you just need to understand the highest you can possibly place is 21st.
The Giant Slalom leg of the race will begin on river left directly above Gorilla and the course will navigate four gates down to the bottom of Powerslide. Each racer will get two runs which will be combined to count for the remaining 50% of the competitors score. A missed gate is a 50 second penalty and a touched gate is a 5 second penalty. The gates will be mainly single pole gates where red indicates a gate the paddler has to pass to the right of, and green will be a gate the paddler has to pass to the left of. This is where boat selection becomes crucial. Sure the long boat will give you an advantage in the down river sprint, but will you still be able to make the tighter moves in The Giant Slalom portion of the event? Obviously it is up to the racer and we are sure this will be a big discussion point in the coming days.
We will have more video and information coming this week and please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The Raven Fork is a film by Thomas Oliver that could prove to be the next Deliverance. As well the Giant Slalom is on for July 3rd, at The Green River is Asheville N.C.
DETAILS ON GIANT SLALOM…
Where: Green River Narrows
When: July 3, 2010. Race starts at Big Hungry Confluence at 12PM.
What Format: Giant Slalom
The Giant Slalom will be a two stage event. First each racer will have a time trial which will count for 50% of their total score. This time trial will start at the confluence of Big Hungry and finish below Chief. The top 20 will then get two runs through the 5 gates that will be set up through Gorilla. The combined time of the down river sprint and the two Giant Slalom runs will be combined to determine the winner. More details coming soon.
Afterwards there will be a beach theme party at Green River Adventures. We will have a prize ceremony, beverages, footage from the day and a premiere of LVM #34 ‘What Is Really Going On’. Spread the word and hope to see everyone there!