Welcome to Friday's Five Finds!
The first video this week:
We recently got a drone here at Appomattox River Company and I am psyched! So I started researching footage and found this great video from Substantial Media House. This is some cool footage.
Pyranha Kayaks- has been designing, developing, manufacturing and testing award winning whitewater kayaks in Britain since 1971.
LiquidLogic Kayaks - Starting out as a dream on the banks of Western North Carolina's Green River Narrows in 1999, Liquidlogic came into being in an old farmhouse in Flat Rock, NC in 2001. Now, having teamed up with Legacy Paddlesports in Greensboro, they now work out of an active just miles from the road down to the put-in of the Green River.
Dagger Kayaks - Dagger Canoe began in 1989 by four men who all had years of experience in the canoe and kayak business: Roy Guinn with Blue Hole Canoe Company of Sunbright, Tennessee, Peter Jett with Hydra Kayaks of Tennessee, Steve Scarbrough with Dagger Paddle Company, and Joe Pulliam with Perception Kayaks. Bob Taylor, owner and founder of Appomattox River Company, had been paddling buddies and a business associate of all of them. Steve called Bob in late 1988 and explained their plan to form Dagger Canoe Company. Steve's ideas on the 16ft Legend canoe sounded like the ideal open canoe for the Southeast, and Bob placed an order for 60 as soon as they started production.
The second video this week:
The Whitewater Grand Prix went off! And here is Dane Jackson's winning ride from Stage Four of the Big Wave Challenge on the Mistassibi River outside of Saint-Stanislas, Quebec. This is some rad footage! It's only 46 seconds long, but it's very cool.
Jackson Kayak - started in 2003 by EJ and Tony Lunt. Located in Sparta, TN, Jackson Kayak offers kayaks for whitewater, recreational paddling, touring, fishing, youth kayaks and accessories.Jackson kayaks are extremely lightweight due to their innovative cross-linked plastic hull materials which makes porting your boat a breeze. These boats, especially the freestyle boats, handle well, roll easily, spin on a dime and make outstanding playboats for all skill levels. The design and craftsmanship are top notch.
The third video this week:
Eric Jackson is well known for his extensive whitewater accomplishments, but EJ is quickly becoming an entertaining kayak angler as well, and he's been putting out quite a few fishing videos lately. Here is a video of him slinging for bass in TN. He lands a big ole lunker!
Jackson Kayak Big Rig - Introducing the Jackson Big Rig, a single-person sit-on-top designed for incredible stability in a stand-up fishing kayak. All sizes of fishermen can both manipulate the kayak and stand up with ease. With its surprisingly great tracking, smooth lines and planing hull, the Big Rig is a fast boat that can take paddlers over big bodies of water, maneuver small rivers and marshlands and has a low profile making it easy to handle in windy conditions.
The fourth video this week:
This video has been making the rounds this past week. My wife even pointed it out to me. I'm glad I watched it. This is awesome stuff! It's great to see some whimsy and innovation in whitewater videography. Watch it, it's that good!
Dagger Kayaks Mamba - With team-tested, paddler proven heritage, the Dagger Mamba 8.1 whitewater kayak is trusted by the most renowned instructors and pro paddlers in the world. The Mamba 8.1 Creeker lets you push the envelope and tackle creeks or big water rapids. Now available with the all new Contour Ergo Outfitting.
Werner Paddles - In the 1960's Werner Furrer Sr. saw a need to design and build his own kayak paddles. His goal was to give his family more enjoyment as they explored the waters of the Pacific Northwest. Today, a short distance from where the first paddle was built in the family garage, Werner Paddles now calls Sultan, Washington home. Werner's design and production team handcraft the world's finest kayak, canoe and stand up paddles. It is these folks who pour their pride into every paddle to give customers more enjoyment on the water. This pride and quality workmanship is evident every time you pick up a Werner paddle.
The fifth video this week:
Kayak Kevin Podcast with co-host Lee Williams welcome back Rob Choi for this edition. Once again, you get some great tips sprinkled in throughout the campfire like banter. All three of these accomplished anglers paddle Ocean Kayak Trident 13's and Kevin and Rob also paddle Old Town Predators. So, sit back and take a listen to what some are calling the Wayne's World of kayak angling podcast shows.