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2014 Season Recap

posted on by Ben Natusch

2014 was a pretty different year for me.  I moved on from the seasonal lifestyle and stepped down as an Assistant Instruction Manager at Zoar Outdoor to take a full time position at NEMO Equipment... I also became an ambassador for Dagger Kayaks, AT Paddles, and Bomber Gear this year.  I have been using AT Paddles almost exclusively for many years and I couldn’t be happier with the Mamba Creeker and the Jitsu.  I really like what these companies are doing and I am really excited to be representing them in a professional capacity...

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posted on by Katelyn Green

Learning a more advanced freestyle move like the loop has made me realize how true the statement “Practice makes perfect” really is. In the process of learning the loop I have broken a boat, and probably nearly my ankles as I repetitively slammed my bow down and hoped for some magic to flip my boat around.

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Zoar Staff Paddling, Riverfest and Lozer Cup

posted on by Ben Natusch

Another American Whitewater Deerfield Riverfest has come and gone.  This is one of the busiest weekends on the Deerfield and always a great time.  The weekend started with one of the biggest Thursday night Zoar Staff Paddling trips we’ve ever run with over 20 people showing up.  We had some brand new boaters, several boaters trying to brush up on skills and shake off the rust to get ready for the Dryway and some instructors that were looking to have some fun on the water and avoid the heat.  Fifey was scheduled to run pretty late so we put on at Fisherman’s Bend.  After doing some wet exits and basic instruction with the new paddlers, we headed downstream.  It was a really fun evening.  It was really great watching everyone improve and try new things.

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Punch Brook Slalom

posted on by Janet Burnett Cowie

tl_files/zoar/images/blog/Team Z/jim/kayak 12/summer 13/kracer.jpgIf I had to describe slalom, I would say that it is the more refined side of whitewater. Even at a small event such as this, people still arrived with their polished glass boats, and it’s a very different atmosphere and paddling style when compared to river running or play boating. As described by one of the paddlers there, you have to go where the gates are, and use the river to help you get there.

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A Great Season Paddling

posted on by Jim Sullivan

Hi folks, I’ve had a great season at Zoar Outdoor and wanted to share a little video recap of my summer.  I’ve also shared this with Jackson Kayak as part of their regional team.  I hope you all have a great winter as once again I head out to Montana to go ski more epic powder.

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