Tales from the Cripps: Episode 7: Barefoot snow walking and going fast and taking chances with Paul Raymond

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In this episode, Kevin Cripps sits down with Paul Raymond, who has taken the helm of OBJ race director in recent years. OBJ, or Oh Be Joy is one of the ultra classic kayaking creek runs in Colorado, replete with steep slides and waterfalls. He shares the history of the iconic event and how he found himself taking an active role in the race. As a bonus story, Paul Raymond shares his tips and tricks for how you can combine your Wim Hof cold therapy practice with a casual day of kayaking – it’s easier than you might think.

 

0:00              Introduction

2:11              Catching up with Paul

10:58           Solo adventures in Gore Canyon

36:55           OBJ race history: origin story

52:40           OBJ race: reboot

1:11:38      OBJ race: safety

1:23:05      OBJ race: concluding thoughts

 

For anyone that hasn’t been over exposed to OBJ media, here’s an old low water video from one of my visits there:

https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/10314089

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