Thursday, May 17, 2007

back to work.... :-(

well after the worlds im back working at HYAK river rafting in BC. it good to have money again
...its nice...i like

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Freestyle Kayaking Worlds- Wrap up

Australian Team Final Placings:
11 Anthony Yap
53 Russ Boza
54 Sean Boz
61 Adrian Kiernan
65 Lachie Carracher
2 Tanya Foux
24 Sandy Diciero
8th Liam Corr
10th James Rowlinson
28 Bryce Gibson
Congratulations to the winners of their devisions!
1st Ruth Gorden
1st Eric Jackson
1st Even Garcia (jr)
1st Emily Jackson (jr)
1st Dan Burke (c1)

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Anthony yap (Adrian Kiernan)
Tanya Foux (Adrian Kiernan)

1st Dane Jackson (USA)
4th Liam (AUS)
9th James (AUS)
1st Ruth Gorden
2nd Tanya Foux
Open Mens
1st Nick troutman
11th Anthony Yap
(unfortunatly yappa had a very unluckey few rides and is now drinking beer!)
Pics By Maggie Crocker

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Day 1 Open Mens on Bussy!

Well official procedings kicked of today with all the open mens competitors and OC1 getting their first rides done. You were allowed 1 practice ride and then 4 competition rides. The highest two rides are scored. For many competitors their training ride was their 5th ever time on bussy (for 5-paddlers it was their first ever time!). For most of the North-Americans however, it became what a halfpipe is to skiiers, a huge bowl and ramp with the ability to launch massive air. The punishment for failing however was the beating of your life. All the aussie paddlers put up a good showing but Anthony yap however taking the day throwing a MASSIVE kay-y and panam's left and right to put him in the top 5 with 132.67 The winning ride however was that of Nick Troutman with a huge 185.00
Lachie waiting in the eddy for his first ride....
Sean Boz getting the critical right blunt on a green bussy
anthony yap doing somthing big and cool..... (he is pretty much arial & inverted in every photo!)
Lachie Looking into the bussy bowl
Pulling the best shuv-it you have EVER
Photo's by Maggie Crocker

World Freestyle Kayaking Opening Ceremony.

Beginning to assemble before marching into the opening ceremony

Aussie and Cunuck Team Chants...getting fired up! A drink or 40 after the opening ceremony!

Trying to sleep with the head judge...Emily Wall (GBR)!

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Bus Eater Training Pics!

Tanya Foax...Laying it down for the other ladies.
Team Entropy Gear, Jon Best...small pan-am (all moves must be landed totally flat)
Kelsey Thompson...pam-srew (if you land on your die)

Bus eater is in...and its HUGE! The air up for grabs is crazy. with 3ft available just from falling of the crest of the wave...and the beat-down...oh the beat-down! Its really quite hard to use and for most of the competitors it is the first time they have surfed the wave. This provided for some quite entertaining training runs with all competitors getting 3 or 4 rides before competition tomorrow. That meant that with no idea of where the sweet spot on the wave is, you would fly down the face, pop the biggest move possible and hope you landed near the wave! many people simply landing back near the tow-line or in my case, in the pit...before being swollowed by the seam between mini and big bus.
Adrian Kiernan
I made it up at 5am today to get a morning surf in on an extremely low leval bussy (big hole!). Arriving in the eddy there were over 20boaters there to meet me. I missed the rope once and through maybe 4-moves before being swollowed by a angry bussy surge on my second ride...ouch. It was now 7:45 and official training started @ 8. There were now over 35boaters in the eddy....and 20 on the bank waiting for their training slot!!!
Anthony Yap
Liam is a rubbish boater......
Pics By Maggie Crocker