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Miles De Feyter

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Level Six Introduces New Hydro-Shield Technology

Level Six paddling apparel introduces its Hydro-Shield nano-technology, infused into the yarn before it is woven with a highly water-resistant finish.

Vail Summer Mountain Games Gains New Title Sponsor

After this winter's pullout by Teva of the Vail, Colo.-based Mountain Games, which began more than 11 years ago as the Jeep Whitewater Festival, event organizers and GoPro have agreed to a long-term partnership, placing the company as the title sponsor for what has become one of the world’s premier celebrations of mountain sport, lifestyle and music.

Dane Jackson Wins Whitewater Grand Prix for Second year in a Row

As The Who might put it in Tommy, “How do you think he does it? What makes him so good?” Dane Jackson pinballed his way down some of Chile’s toughest whitewater in five events of the 2012 Whitewater Grand Prix, sealing his second straight overall title with commanding wins in the final Boatercross and Whitewater Enduro races on Chile’s big-water Rio Futaleufu...

2012 Whitewater Grand Prix Update: Jackson, Levinson, Deguil Battling for Top Spot

Your local creeks might be devoid of their best paddlers right about now. That’s because 30 of the world’s best from 13 countries have been invited to Chile for the Second Annual Whitewater Grand Prix kayaking championship, underway as we speak with three of five events completed. In the driver’s seat so far are last year’s winner Dane Jackson, Isaac Levinson and France’s Eric Deguil, with France’s Nouria Newman leading the women's pack…

Sea Kayaking Jackson Lake

You’d be hard pressed to find a prettier campsite. We’re on a cobblestone beach on Jackson Lake in Teton National Park, 12,605-foot Mt. Moran rising 6,000 feet overhead. Like a backstage pass to a concert, our VIP treatment is due to a unique OARS itinerary allowing first-time kayakers, families and more to sea kayak where few people get the chance...

Freestyle Nat’l Champs Wrap-up at Kelly’s WW Park in Cascade, Idaho; Wright First for Men, Emily Jackson for Women

The North Fork downstream had its chance with a blow-out extreme race a few weeks earlier. Now it was the North Fork’s chance to show freestyle kayakers what it could offer. And it offered plenty at the U.S. National Whitewater Championships July 6-8 at Kelly’s Whitewater Park in Cascade, on what competitors called “possibly the biggest loop spot on Earth...”

Czech’s Lasko On Top at Teva Exteme Champs

While creek racers in the Rockies and elsewhere are busy chalking up results domestically, a crew of kayakers overseas recently battled for top bragging rights in Italy at the unofficial Teva Extreme Kayaking World Championships...

Foreigners First at Teva Games’ Steep Creek Champs

Chalk two up for the foreigners. An Olympian from Down Under got up and over the competition at this year’s Homestake Creek Race at the Teva Mountain Games, as well as a gal from The Netherlands. Mike Dawson from New Zealand claimed a repeat victory in the Bud Light Lime Steep Creek Championships in Vail. On the women's side, Martina Wegman of The Netherlands beat out the women’s field for top honors...
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