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Welcome to the Endless River Adventures Newsroom. This is your source for up-to-date information pertaining to Endless River Adventures, river news, industry updates, news about the region and more!


Articles Catalog

The wealth of information found in our Articles catalog is unmatched in the industry: Gear Review, Kids & Paddling, tales of Whitewater River Adventures, Rolling Concepts, Technique/Skill Development, Women & Paddling, Guest Articles, and stories that capture River Magic. You will find spending time reading the articles posted both informative and entertaining. And we always welcome articles from you to share in our Guest Articles section.

Contact Info for Journalists/Writers:
Juliet Jacobsen Kastorff
828-488-6199 (office)
828-488-2259 (fax)
[email protected]



Technique/Skill Development
Instruction and Guide Service on the Chattooga River

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01-24-2015

Endless River Adventures (ERA) is one of two outfitters to be allocated a newly released hard boat permit on the Chattooga River.  The US Forest Service permit allows ERA to provide outfitter and guide services --including instruction, for whitewater kayak and canoeing on the Chattooga River.






Another lesson in slalom: The Mess Up Factor

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03-06-2013

In river running there are times when we mess up: we flip, miss an eddy, blow a line. It is not that it happened that determines whether we are good boaters or not, but how we handle the situation.  The well-known slang phrase “shit happens” is so true in kayaking.  Deal with it.  Having troule with dealing? Try your hand at a bit of slalom training to work through the mental aspect of kayaking and pressure - particularly after messing up on the river.






Transition from Playboat to Creekboat

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08-16-2011

So you can't paddle your creek boat like you do your play boat... maybe it's not the boat! Check out this boatertalk article on why you may be having trouble with the transition between boats...






So You Want to be a Creek Boater

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03-12-2011

Early spring forecasts of rain are a good indicator that rain-dependent creeks will run! And suddenly you want to be a creek boater.  Unfortunately, your timing is off if you wait until the creeks run to "be" a creek boater.  There is prep work to be done with boating skills that prepares you for creeking.






Slalom and Creeking by Mary Mills

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01-08-2011

Slalom and Creeking

By Mary Mills

Editing by Haley Popp

 

By Mary Mills
Editing by Haley Popp

This year is my first winter running creeks after being introduced to slalom by Juliet Kastorff during an Endless River Adventures Private Instruction class in the summer.  I admit I was skeptical when we headed for the gates at the Nantahala for the first time in June.  I had always thought slalom was only for pros not paddlers of my skill level.   I was in my FUSE, not a slalom boat. When would I ever need slalom skills or better yet run a slalom course?






Honing Your Skills Between Gates

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04-05-2010

by Joe Ravenna

Downhill skiing and whitewater kayaking have a great deal in common and it is not surprising to learn that some of the world's best skiers and kayakers honed their skills between gates.






Risk and Kayaking, Part III: The Human Touch

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03-28-2010
We all want to have friends, lots of friends, friends that are fun and friends that are reliable—friends we can count on to blow off work and go kayaking.  But what happens when all of our friends bring all of their friends, and their friends bring theirs, and a few strangers wander over and ask if they can tag along?  And, there is only one of us that knows the river.  What then?





Risk And Kayaking: Three Part Series

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03-20-2010

RISK AND KAYAKING: Sometimes it's the Little Things

This is a three part series detailing out some of the planning that should go into preparing for a day on the river.  Kayaking is a sport with inherent risk. All kayakers know that.  We can never make our sport 100% risk-free all the time.  If we could, then we might as well just go kayaking in Disney World.  There are however, ways to minimize the inherent risk and remove some of the danger posed by our own misguided actions.

Part I: The Little Things: Mandatory Rescue Gear
Part II: The Little Things: Advanced Rescue Gear
Part III: Controlling Risk






Risk and Kayaking: Little Things Part II

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03-20-2010

Little Things, Part II: Advanced Rescue Gear

 In the previous article, ‘Sometimes it’s the Little Things Part I,’ we looked at four pieces of gear (rope, knife, whistle, stuff that should be part of every boater’s daily paddling checklist. Now let’s look at optional equipment that every boater should think about as they become more committed to paddling and to becoming a trip leader.






ERA Instruction Goes Slalom

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03-20-2010

ERA INSTRUCTION PROGRAM GOES SLALOM.
Not quite true - we love our whitewater boats!!  But our 2010 program is setting new focus on bringing the best of slalom to improving down river paddling skills.






Risk and Kayaking- Sometimes it's the Little Things, Part I

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03-15-2010

Risk and Kayaking- Sometimes It's the Little Things
Part I: Mandatory Rescue Gear

by Brian Snyder and Juliet Jacobsen Kastorff

Over the years we as guides have found that often it is the little things that play the biggest parts in minimizing the risk of future catastrophes.  As a team we spend considerable time thinking about the little things.  Although the following list is by no means exhaustive, it contains some of the little things that we feel are important to reducing the inherent risk. 






Boat Angle Management: Gates vs. Whitewater

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09-21-2009
Lesson II: Presetting boat angles is a day-one lesson for slalom boaters and typically an experiential education lesson for downstream paddlers. We could learn a thing or two from each other!





The Pros' Perspective on Slalom Gates/Running Whitewater

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09-11-2009
The benefit of whitewater for slalom boaters vs the benefit of slalom training for whitewater boaters.

Two sides of the fence. What do the professionals have to say?






Slalom Gates will make you a better whitewater kayaker

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08-27-2009

The more time a kayaker spends in a boat, the better a paddler they become.  In the best case scenario, that "time" would be best spread between three areas: 1. paddling new rivers to push yourself; 2. paddling familiar rivers to work on technique; 3. paddling flat-to-easy Class II water to work on new technique.  Using slalom gates is a very productive tool for the third.






Why there is room for slalom and whitewater to coexist on the river! And what they can teach each other.

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08-27-2009
Why there is room for slalom and whitewater to coexist on the river! And what they can teach each other.





Article: When Rivers Slow Down

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08-25-2009
Our friend and fellow ecuador traveler John has made some significant breakthroughs in his paddling this summer.  This most recent revelation is one experienced by every kayaker: the moment that a particular rapid/river starts to slow down enough that it is possible to look around and see your line and some of the scenery at the same time! Here is how it came together for John: 





Cata-Kayak Rescue: Improvising an Emergency Evacuation

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06-01-2009
In a remote or expeditional situation, getting someone to medical help is critical. The cata-kayak rescue system has been tested and works.   





Everything I Learned About Boofing

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02-18-2009
Everything I learned about boofing…
usually came after missing yet another golden opportunity to pull of a good boof.  Watching the ERATeam boofing their way down rivers, I realized that they were the perfect group to share tips about boofing with everyone--hopefully short-cutting the learning process!





Stroke Concepts: Tailored for the beginner and intermediate boater

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08-02-2008

 

Just as boats evolve, strokes evolve as well. As strokes change, so do the methods for teaching each of them. Let’s talk about the sweep. This stroke is one that has evolved with the changes in boat size.






Basic Technique for Shoulders by Ken Kastorff

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07-05-2007

If you are planning to learn how to kayak or are already an experienced paddler, the most important issue you need to be aware of is safety; safety not only on the water but also using safe basic techniques in all of your strokes and river maneuvers. Good technique can make the difference between a great day on the river or a trip to the emergency room.






On Power Ferries and Using Water: the Case of Biff Downdagutt - by Brian Synder

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06-21-2007
No one can argue that Biff Downdagutt is a stud. Among his friends none have taken more beatings, spent more time upside down in heinous rapids, and still rolled the boat when it counted. Yet a recent crash has left Biff with a pile of medical bills and a sliver of doubt....





Yoga made Me Soft by Brian Snyder

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06-04-2007
Hard Men don\'t do yoga.





Stroke Concepts: What Have We Done to the Sweep in the Past 20 Years?

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09-14-2006

By Endless River Adventures Staff

There seems to be a train of thought out there that the sweep has been taught wrong "for the past twenty years." What do we think about that? Well, of our group, only Ken has been teaching for all those 20 years, so that got us out of trouble for the full 20! But that did not stop us from sitting down and analyzing this statement relative to what we teach. When we finished knocking the concept around we found out a couple things: 1. We were all in agreement that we have not been teaching it wrong; and 2. Over the years, we have all come into contact with paddlers who had been taught the full sweep wrong – and we in turn had to untangle their technique. Here are some of our thoughts about the Sweep:






The Centerline Hand Rule by Craig Parks

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08-16-2006

Imagine yourself a tightrope walker, balanced on a tightrope above a canyon. What keeps you balanced is keeping your weight centered and keeping your hands keyed off the centerline (the tightrope). Now put yourself in a kayak and your "balance beam" is your paddle, your weight centers over the boat and your hands key off of that centerline. This is the centerline hand rule.






The Key to Retentive Surfing

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08-14-2006

by Craig Parks

Short new boats have opened up so many more opportunities to have fun in all types of holes and waves. Yearning for keys to getting more out of your playboating? Here are a few pointers to get you started.






When to Scout - by Steve Augustine with Matt, Jimmy, Craig and Juliet contributing

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06-26-2006
It is quite possible that this is on of the most important decisions a boater faces on the river. When, where, for how long? These and others are the dilemmas one is challenged with in an uncertain and dynamic environment like the incredible whitewater rivers we paddle....





To Paddle or Not to Paddle by Ken Kastorff

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10-23-2002

There is a misconception about the phrase "paddle or die."  In kayaking, sometimes knowing when to paddle or not paddle can make or break your move through a rapid.








 



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