Boise Throwdown Recap

We had our 5th Hometown Throwdown of the year Friday evening. It was 98 degrees so the water felt reallllly good.

Boise Throwdown Recap

We had our 5th Hometown Throwdown of the year Friday evening. It was 98 degrees so the water felt reallllly good.

 

We ran two freestyle rides and saw some great rides for our 12 paddlers.

 

Our final Throwdown is Saturday August 15th at 11am. Join us if you can!

 

 

RESULTS:

Men:

Troy – 347

Crosby – 179

Mike – 168

Peter – 122

Casey – 96

Phillip -  75

Paul – 31

 

Women:

Kathy – 20

Brenda – 15

 

Juniors:

Connor – 166

Paige – 64

Abby – 21

 

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. :)

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. :)

Payette River Games 2014

As you all start to get ready to get boating and training again, keep in mind that the Payette River Games is kicking off on June 20th. This year at Kelly’s Whitewater Park, the events will include freestyle, boater cross, and 8-ball. Check out more info at their website HERE.

Payette River Games 2014

As you all start to get ready to get boating and training again, keep in mind that the Payette River Games is kicking off on June 20th. This year at Kelly’s Whitewater Park, the events will include freestyle, boater cross, and 8-ball. Check out more info at their website HERE.

Payette River Games 2014

As you all start to get ready to get boating and training again, keep in mind that the Payette River Games is kicking off on June 20th. This year at Kelly’s Whitewater Park, the events will include freestyle, boater cross, and 8-ball. Check out more info at their website HERE.

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

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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

GoPro River Guide for South Fork of the Payette River

Here’s a great guide for those of you that haven’t been down the Staircase section on the South Fork of the Payette. It includes all the lines for the rapids that you’ll encounter.

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