Boise HomeTown ThrowDown #2 2014

This months HomeTown ThrowDown included people from Alabama and Oregon, as well as the local Idaho paddlers. We had the twelve competitors out on the middle feature here at Kelly’s Whitewater Park, which had been cold the week before, but we were lucky enough to have warm weather and sunshine.

The wave was a little flushy, but not too bad, as long as you landed your tricks right and paddled after each one. Tricks from spins and shuv-its, all the way to loops and Space-Godzillas were thrown, making for an impressive show.

Everyone did two rides, and then went up for a boater-cross. Lucky for us, we had the Payette River Games last weekend, so the ramp was still up. Most of the boater cross competitors slid down the ramp, though  few chose to launch off the bank.

It was a great group, who really made it a fun time for everyone. Thanks to all who showed up. Can’t wait for the next ThrowDown on July 26th. :)

Boise HomeTown ThrowDown #2 2014

This months HomeTown ThrowDown included people from Alabama and Oregon, as well as the local Idaho paddlers. We had the twelve competitors out on the middle feature here at Kelly’s Whitewater Park, which had been cold the week before, but we were lucky enough to have warm weather and sunshine.

The wave was a little flushy, but not too bad, as long as you landed your tricks right and paddled after each one. Tricks from spins and shuv-its, all the way to loops and Space-Godzillas were thrown, making for an impressive show.

Everyone did two rides, and then went up for a boater-cross. Lucky for us, we had the Payette River Games last weekend, so the ramp was still up. Most of the boater cross competitors slid down the ramp, though  few chose to launch off the bank.

It was a great group, who really made it a fun time for everyone. Thanks to all who showed up. Can’t wait for the next ThrowDown on July 26th. :)

 

Here are some pics of the day:

Boise HomeTown ThrowDown #4

Here at Boise we’ve had our last Hometown Throwdown of the year. A big thank you to everyone thats helped make it such a fun year.

As usual our competition was on the second feature at the amazing Kelly’s Whitewater Park in Cascade, Idaho.

We had eleven competitors, two of which were all the way from Portland, Oregon.

Everyone had three rides, best two count, to show off their tricks. There were a few less ariels than before mostly because of the lower water that made the wave shallower than usual. There were still some impressive moves thrown and its great to see everyone progress through the year. Thanks again to everyone who has shown up through the year to make the Throwdown’s what they are. :)

 

Here’s the standings:

 

Mens K1:

1. Troy

2. Tyler

3. Warren

4 (Tie). Mathew

4 (Tie). Travis

 

Junior Mens K1:

1. Crosby

2. Skye

3. Ethan

4. Zeke

 

Junior Womens K1:

1. Paige

2. Roxy

 

Here’s some pictures from the event:

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Boise Hometown Throwdown #4

Here at Boise we’ve had our last Hometown Throwdown of the year. A big thank you to everyone thats helped make it such a fun year.

As usual our competition was on the second feature at the amazing Kelly’s Whitewater Park in Cascade, Idaho.

We had eleven competitors, two of which were all the way from Portland, Oregon.

Everyone had three rides, best two count, to show off their tricks. There were a few less ariels than before mostly because of the lower water that made the wave shallower than usual. There were still some impressive moves thrown and its great to see everyone progress through the year. Thanks again to everyone who has shown up through the year to make the Throwdown’s what they are. :)

 

Here’s the standings:

 

Mens K1:

1. Troy

2. Tyler

3. Warren

4 (Tie). Mathew

4 (Tie). Travis

 

Junior Mens K1:

1. Crosby

2. Skye

3. Ethan

4. Zeke

 

Junior Womens K1:

1. Paige

2. Roxy

 

Here’s some pictures from the event:

Idaho HomeTown Throw Down #2

Cascade had its second HomeTown ThrowDown this past Saturday. We had eleven participants that all competed in the second feature of Kelly’s Whitewater Park. The weather was in the high 80′s and the Payette North fork was a perfect temp.

 

Water levels are still above normal compared to last summer, which made the wave a little flushy, but nice and deep. Most of the tricks were loops and space godzillas. Wesley even did a few clean cartwheel paddle spin combos.

 

Three of our competitors were all the way from Bend, Oregon. And it was fun to have Sage Donnelly from Reno at the event.

 

The bad news is that Tyler had pics of everyone on his iPhone, but jumped in the river and had the charger port opened on his LifeProof case….it never recovered. We are still trying to find out if the pics synced to his photo-stream. If so we’ll post them later :-)

 

We have two throwdowns in August – hope to see you there. We may separate and have competition at both the upper and middle feature. So if you have been holding off ‘cuz you wanted to do something bigger than the middle feature, we are up for adding the top feature to the mix.

 

 

Results:

 

Mens K1 A:

1. Troy

2. Wesely

3. Kurt

4. Noel

 

Junior Mens K1 A:

1. Kyle

2. Skye

3. Crosby

4. Aaron

5. Jake

 

Junior Womens K1 A:

1. Sage

2. Paige

Idaho Hometown Throwdown #1 2013

Idaho’s first Hometown Throwdown of the year was finally on a warm sunny day and we had great flows at Kelly’s Whitewater Park. Temps in the mid 70′s and warmer water meant no poggies or skull-caps.

With these flows the second feature is great for loops, space godzillas, cartwheels, pretty much anything you can throw in a wave-hole. We ran three hole rides and had a couple of swims. Swims to me mean people are getting out of their comfort range and LEARNING! So kudos to those swimmers :-)

We also saw some good aerial action from Troy Wilson and Mike Vorrhees. Connor Voorhees was our youngest competitor at 9 years old.

We had a bonus surprise when we got together for our prize drawing, EJ showed up and gave a tour of the new RockStar. Our next TD will be on July 27, again at Kelly’s Whitewater Park.

Hope to see you there!

 

Gary

Follow me on twitter – @rapidpirate

 

Placings:

Mens:

1. Troy Wilson

2. Mike Voorhees

3. Travis Tripp

 

Juniors:

1. Skye Titus

2. Crosby Crevett

3. Connor Voorhees

4. (TIE) Paige Wilson

4. (TIE) Ethan Tripp

5. Quinton DiLenge

Idaho Throwdown #1 2013

Idaho’s first Hometown Throwdown of the year was finally on a warm sunny day and we had great flows at Kelly’s Whitewater Park. Temps in the mid 70′s and warmer water meant no poggies or skull-caps.

 

With these flows the second feature is great for loops, space godzillas, cartwheels, pretty much anything you can throw in a wave-hole.

 

We ran three hole rides and had a couple of swims. Swims to me mean people are getting out of their comfort range and LEARNING! So kudos to those swimmers :-)

 

We also saw some good aerial action from Troy Wilson and Mike Vorrhees. Connor Voorhees was our youngest competitor at 9 years old.

 

We had a bonus surprise when we got together for our prize drawing, EJ showed up and gave a tour of the new RockStar.

 

Our next TD will be on July 27, again at Kelly’s Whitewater Park. Hope to see you there!

 

Gary

Follow me on twitter – @rapidpirate

 

 

Placings:

 

Mens:

1. Troy Wilson

2. Mike Voorhees

3. Travis Tripp

 

Juniors:

1. Skye Titus

2. Crosby Crevett

3. Connor Voorhees

4. (TIE) Paige Wilson

4. (TIE) Ethan Tripp

5. Quinton DiLenge

Throwdown Reminder

Don’t forget, coming up on the 15th is Cascade’s first Hometown Throwdown of the year. Meeting on the island at Kelly’s Whitewater Park. The event starts at 11am and everyone is welcome. Great prizes for all competitors, you don’t have to place for any prize, its all raffle.  Look forward to seeing everyone there. :)

Boise ThrowDown #5

Saturday was out last Throwdown for the year in Idaho. Weather in
Cascade was awesome with a bit of a breeze. But you could tell that
Fall is not far off.

I am so jazzed to see the kids from Kelly’s Kayak Academy continuing
to return and have Troy Wilson run a clinic for them prior to the
Throwdowns.  These kids are really excited about paddling.

Water was down to about 1400 cfs (from the normal 2200), so made it a
bit shallow but the more skilled paddlers could still throw ends and
loop. Water still feels good and you just gotta love that Idaho has
water clear into the fall.

We ran 3 runs in the wave and scored the best 2. Was great to see
paddlers from 10 to 50. Afterwards we sucked down some free dogs
provided by KWP and met on the lawn to draw for all the awesome prizes
donated by our event sponsors and local sponsors.

Thanks to Troy, Devon, Devin and Daniel for helping run safety AND
compete. That kept ‘em busy :-)

thanks also to our Event Sponsors:
Jackson Kayak, GoPro, Smith Optics, Mt. Khakis, Chaco, Astral, Shred
Ready, Kokatat, Rapid Transit, Stony Boater, Immersion Research

And to our local sponsors:
Alpenglow Mountain Sports, River Gear and H2OVelocity

Results:
Adults -
Devon
Troy
Daniel
Devin
Willard

Jr – men
Skye
Thomas
Brady
Quinton
Trevor

Jr – Women
Roxy
Paige
Hailey

 

 

 

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Boise ThrowDown #5

Saturday was out last Throwdown for the year in Idaho. Weather in
Cascade was awesome with a bit of a breeze. But you could tell that
Fall is not far off.

I am so jazzed to see the kids from Kelly’s Kayak Academy continuing
to return and have Troy Wilson run a clinic for them prior to the
Throwdowns.  These kids are really excited about paddling.

Water was down to about 1400 cfs (from the normal 2200), so made it a
bit shallow but the more skilled paddlers could still throw ends and
loop. Water still feels good and you just gotta love that Idaho has
water clear into the fall.

We ran 3 runs in the wave and scored the best 2. Was great to see
paddlers from 10 to 50. Afterwards we sucked down some free dogs
provided by KWP and met on the lawn to draw for all the awesome prizes
donated by our event sponsors and local sponsors.

Thanks to Troy, Devon, Devin and Daniel for helping run safety AND
compete. That kept ‘em busy :-)

thanks also to our Event Sponsors:
Jackson Kayak, GoPro, Smith Optics, Mt. Khakis, Chaco, Astral, Shred
Ready, Kokatat, Rapid Transit, Stony Boater, Immersion Research

And to our local sponsors:
Alpenglow Mountain Sports, River Gear and H2OVelocity

Results:
Adults -
Devon
Troy
Daniel
Devin
Willard

Jr – men
Skye
Thomas
Brady
Quinton
Trevor

Jr – Women
Roxy
Paige
Hailey

 

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