Tellico in the Duo!

One of the things I love most about kayaking is sharing how much fun it is. The Jackson Kayak Duo is the perfect way to share the joy of kayaking with other people.

This past weekend, a friend wanted to run the Tellico with us, but she wasn’t quite ready for it yet. Good thing we brought the Duo! After a little convincing, I got her to jump in the front of the Duo and let me take her down.

Garrett-and-Harley-4

At first, Harley was very nervous about going with me in the Duo, but she still bucked up and got in the river. My first thoughts about the boat where how stable it was. I could correct all of her wrong movements very easily.

Through the first couple of rapids, the I had to adjust to the how fast the boat was. It was like paddling a longboat! We were zooming through holes and flying off of drops in no time.Tellico-Duo-1

We made it down half the river with only one swim, then it was time for Baby Falls. As we sat in the pool above Baby Falls, I could feel Harley’s legs shaking in the boat. She didn’t want to admit it, but I knew she was nervous. I explained to her the line, then it was time to go

.Tellico-Duo-2

We peeled out and charged for the lip. Harley was paddling as hard as she could and I was steering. I watched her fall off of the lip and took a huge boot stroke. We launched off the lip with a good angle. Not too flat and not to vertical.

Tellico-Duo-3

As soon as we landed, Harley screamed with joy.

“Lets do it again!” she said.

I couldn’t resist smiling for the rest of the day.

Tellico in the Duo!

One of the things I love most about kayaking is sharing how much fun it is. The Jackson Kayak Duo is the perfect way to share the joy of kayaking with other people.

This past weekend, a friend wanted to run the Tellico with us, but she wasn’t quite ready for it yet. Good thing we brought the Duo! After a little convincing, I got her to jump in the front of the Duo and let me take her down.

Garrett-and-Harley-4

At first, Harley was very nervous about going with me in the Duo, but she still bucked up and got in the river. My first thoughts about the boat where how stable it was. I could correct all of her wrong movements very easily.

Through the first couple of rapids, the I had to adjust to the how fast the boat was. It was like paddling a longboat! We were zooming through holes and flying off of drops in no time.Tellico-Duo-1

We made it down half the river with only one swim, then it was time for Baby Falls. As we sat in the pool above Baby Falls, I could feel Harley’s legs shaking in the boat. She didn’t want to admit it, but I knew she was nervous. I explained to her the line, then it was time to go

.Tellico-Duo-2

We peeled out and charged for the lip. Harley was paddling as hard as she could and I was steering. I watched her fall off of the lip and took a huge boot stroke. We launched off the lip with a good angle. Not too flat and not to vertical.

Tellico-Duo-3

As soon as we landed, Harley screamed with joy.

“Lets do it again!” she said.

I couldn’t resist smiling for the rest of the day.

Tellico in the Duo!

One of the things I love most about kayaking is sharing how much fun it is. The Jackson Kayak Duo is the perfect way to share the joy of kayaking with other people.

This past weekend, a friend wanted to run the Tellico with us, but she wasn’t quite ready for it yet. Good thing we brought the Duo! After a little convincing, I got her to jump in the front of the Duo and let me take her down.

Garrett-and-Harley-4

At first, Harley was very nervous about going with me in the Duo, but she still bucked up and got in the river. My first thoughts about the boat where how stable it was. I could correct all of her wrong movements very easily.

Through the first couple of rapids, the I had to adjust to the how fast the boat was. It was like paddling a longboat! We were zooming through holes and flying off of drops in no time.Tellico-Duo-1

We made it down half the river with only one swim, then it was time for Baby Falls. As we sat in the pool above Baby Falls, I could feel Harley’s legs shaking in the boat. She didn’t want to admit it, but I knew she was nervous. I explained to her the line, then it was time to go

.Tellico-Duo-2

We peeled out and charged for the lip. Harley was paddling as hard as she could and I was steering. I watched her fall off of the lip and took a huge boot stroke. We launched off the lip with a good angle. Not too flat and not to vertical.

Tellico-Duo-3

As soon as we landed, Harley screamed with joy.

“Lets do it again!” she said.

I couldn’t resist smiling for the rest of the day.

I can’t stop thinking about the 2015 Zen

Ever since I have got my 2015 Zen, I have brought it to every river I can. I wanted to see how this river runner handled on waterfalls, so I brought it to the Tellico River. Tellico has been one of my favorite rivers ever since I started kayaking. There are so many lines, and the waterfalls make for very good practice.

Garrett-dirty-S-FINAL-2

I have paddled many different boats on the Tellico, but I have never had the confidence to do some of the harder lines in other boats. As soon as I hopped in the Zen, I was doing every line imaginable.

Garrett-Cross-Bow-Baby-FINAL-2

Even though it was freezing outside (literally) it was an amazing weekend with some great friends. It was also my Dads’ first time getting to use his new camera, so we got some sick shots of the new Zen in action!

Garrett-Happy-FINAL-2

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-F2d0Z4VBs8[/youtube]

I can’t stop thinking about the 2015 Zen

Ever since I have got my 2015 Zen, I have brought it to every river I can. I wanted to see how this river runner handled on waterfalls, so I brought it to the Tellico River. Tellico has been one of my favorite rivers ever since I started kayaking. There are so many lines, and the waterfalls make for very good practice.

Garrett-dirty-S-FINAL-2

I have paddled many different boats on the Tellico, but I have never had the confidence to do some of the harder lines in other boats. As soon as I hopped in the Zen, I was doing every line imaginable.

Garrett-Cross-Bow-Baby-FINAL-2

Even though it was freezing outside (literally) it was an amazing weekend with some great friends. It was also my Dads’ first time getting to use his new camera, so we got some sick shots of the new Zen in action!

Garrett-Happy-FINAL-2

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-F2d0Z4VBs8[/youtube]

I can’t stop thinking about the 2015 Zen

Ever since I have got my 2015 Zen, I have brought it to every river I can. I wanted to see how this river runner handled on waterfalls, so I brought it to the Tellico River. Tellico has been one of my favorite rivers ever since I started kayaking. There are so many lines, and the waterfalls make for very good practice.

Garrett-dirty-S-FINAL-2

I have paddled many different boats on the Tellico, but I have never had the confidence to do some of the harder lines in other boats. As soon as I hopped in the Zen, I was doing every line imaginable.

Garrett-Cross-Bow-Baby-FINAL-2

Even though it was freezing outside (literally) it was an amazing weekend with some great friends. It was also my Dads’ first time getting to use his new camera, so we got some sick shots of the new Zen in action!

Garrett-Happy-FINAL-2

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-F2d0Z4VBs8[/youtube]

Tellico Huckfest 2014

Back for it’s 5th Year is the Tellico Huckfest.

Jan. 1st 2014 at Noon!

Where will you be New Years Day at Noon??? You should be out at the Tellico at the Huckfest! Meeting at the Parking area above Baby Falls! 1st time Baby Falls runners are Welcome!

Bring Firewood, food and Beverages!
(Alcoholic Beverages are not allowed in the National Forest)

This is not a sponsored event as Sponsored events are not allowed in the National Forest. This will be a large group of boating friends getting together to huck Babyfalls and enjoy the cold together.

Here is a video from previous years Huckfest!
http://vimeo.com/8555453

Tellico Huckfest 2014

Back for it’s 5th Year is the Tellico Huckfest.

Jan. 1st 2014 at Noon!

Where will you be New Years Day at Noon??? You should be out at the Tellico at the Huckfest! Meeting at the Parking area above Baby Falls! 1st time Baby Falls runners are Welcome!

Bring Firewood, food and Beverages!
(Alcoholic Beverages are not allowed in the National Forest)

This is not a sponsored event as Sponsored events are not allowed in the National Forest. This will be a large group of boating friends getting together to huck Babyfalls and enjoy the cold together.

Here is a video from previous years Huckfest!
http://vimeo.com/8555453

Tellico Huckfest 2014

Back for it’s 5th Year is the Tellico Huckfest.

Jan. 1st 2014 at Noon!

Where will you be New Years Day at Noon??? You should be out at the Tellico at the Huckfest! Meeting at the Parking area above Baby Falls! 1st time Baby Falls runners are Welcome!

Bring Firewood, food and Beverages!
(Alcoholic Beverages are not allowed in the National Forest)

This is not a sponsored event as Sponsored events are not allowed in the National Forest. This will be a large group of boating friends getting together to huck Babyfalls and enjoy the cold together.

Here is a video from previous years Huckfest!
http://vimeo.com/8555453

Tellico Huckfest 2014

Back for it’s 5th Year is the Tellico Huckfest.

Jan. 1st 2014 at Noon!

Where will you be New Years Day at Noon??? You should be out at the Tellico at the Huckfest! Meeting at the Parking area above Baby Falls! 1st time Baby Falls runners are Welcome!

Bring Firewood, food and Beverages!
(Alcoholic Beverages are not allowed in the National Forest)

This is not a sponsored event as Sponsored events are not allowed in the National Forest. This will be a large group of boating friends getting together to huck Babyfalls and enjoy the cold together.

Here is a video from previous years Huckfest!
http://vimeo.com/8555453

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