what up lvm,
ive been seeing a lot of great g-strokes on the site lately and thought i might throw one or two at you guys. just a little classic center grove tube action of me and a nice one of my buddy matt west gettin’ er done at hydro. photos courtesy of christine boush and scotty sarrels respectively. keep up the good work guys, looking forward to #33!
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Dear LVM Family,
I am attaching a nice double golden stroke pic for everyone. Its old school but shows how a little teamwork can make a great effort.
It was taken a long time ago on Pine Creek (draining into Big South Fork of the Cumberland) in TN. Photo was taken in 01′ by Gordon Byrd. The paddlers are David Wilson (front) and Omer Hall (behind).
I noticed a lot of new golden stroke activity on LVMvideo.com lately and figured I would try to add to the variety for everyone.
Have a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,
P.S.–I hope you guys get all the snow that is predicted for the Appalachians for the next few days. We have been really enjoying our snow here in the Rockies of CO in the past 2.5weeks since we have moved from the South East!
We went over to Wilson Creek to enjoy a Saturday in the mountains, not many “big” rapids on Wilson Creek but i took my camera with me anyway. I wanted to see if i could find a quality picture without capturing something naturally appealing to the eye. My eye zeroed in on a rail slide move and the composition looked right, an unknown paddler managed to do the exact move i had in mind. Here are the results:
Just because your not stomping 90 footers in Pucon doesn’t mean you can’t take some fantastic shots. Don’t be afraid to take your camera along for any adventure never know what you might come across in the spur of a moment.
The sun finally came out in Pucon today. We all got quite excited and after packing our house up as we only have about a day or two left on the lease and I was heading to the river. I didn’t care what river and what crew I was with. I was going to go boating today. After getting a great Thai chicken pasta at Latitude 39 I headed over to Kayak Pucon to see if anyone was heading out. There were some new guys in town but they were more interested in finding a place to stay. Having been in there situation I understand their need to want a bed for the night. Rodrigo was about to head out to the Rio Turbio for some whitewater almost park and huck. The level was a little low but the lines were still good. I have never been to Cali before but the character of the river instantly reminded me of the videos and pictures i’ve seen. After about 20-30 minutes of hiking upstream we got to some really fun slides winding down hill with good boofs and all ranging from 5′-10′ in riverbed made up of mostly volcanic debris. After an hour or two of hucking down stream in this class IV paradise we were treated to a perfect twenty footer at the take-out. All this was head less then ten km outside of Pucon.