Accent Premier Rogue Bent Whitewater Paddle

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The Premier Rogue Bent from Accent is a very powerful, highly durable whitewater paddle for those looking for more power on the river/creek while reducing shoulder and joint fatigue.  How is the user experience of the Accent Premier Rogue Bent whitewater paddle (MSRP $340)? Well, first things first, I have general criteria that any whitewater paddle must have. […]

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Surf Juice

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Two of my passions and hobbies are surfing and juicing.  And on two notable occasions this Spring and Summer I have shared these experiences with friends.  At the bottom of this post you’ll notice the gear that was used on these excursions.  I have listed the kayaking gear that helped make these outings enjoyable, plus […]

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Ocoee Power Dump

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Dams on the Ocoee River in Tennessee normally re-route water around the river bed through wooden flumes which generate over 20,000 kilowatts of electricity. In Spring, Summer and Fall the Tennessee Valley Authority is kind enough to allow some of its precious water resource dump through its natural waterway to generate another kind of power, […]

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Kayaking Linville Gorge at Low Water

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As the last bit of rainfall drained out of the mountains from the most recent downpour we decided “what the heck, let’s do it.” 1.72 is what the gauge read at 6am that morning. Most every line on the Linville Gorge is the same at low water, and anywhere the water is channelized is actually […]

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Kayaking: NC Fishing Hole to WV Mountain Coal

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It’s been quite a while since I was able to paddle so much in one week, but recently a rare opportunity came along and I was able to get on the water five out of seven days.  It began with a grand commute across North Carolina with friends Billy Scarboro and Mark Patterson. Later in […]

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Masonboro Island Easter Surf

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      Photos and Captions by Spencer Cooke, Effort Inc.

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Kayaks n’ Greenbacks: Hunt Fish Paddle Tournament Photos

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March 29-30: Over 100 Kayak Anglers gathered in Lake Wylie SC to battle rain, wind and cold weather for thousands of dollars in cash and prizes.  Adam Fillmore of Hunt Fish Paddle hosted the inaugural Kayaks n’ Greenbacks bass fishing tournament.  Competitors swarmed in from all over the southeast, some driving from as far away […]

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A man and his bird

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Eric and Lindsay Stalowy are a happy couple of people, always fun to hang around with, very positive attitudes, not to mention great athletes.  

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