The Summer issues of Rapid, is ON SALE NOW in paddling shops and on your local newsstands.
Inside youâ€™ll find:
RAPIDâ€” The Little Bit of Everything Issue
101 Things Every Paddle Should Know- Our paddlerâ€™s guide to romance, rivers, shuttles, food, fashion and more.
Waiting for the Bus: 2007 Whitewater World Freestyle Championships â€“ They came, they saw, they conquered. The rank and file of 22 countriesâ€™ best paddlers stormed Bus Eater this spring as the Ottawa River played host to its second World Freestyle Championships. With drastically low water levels on the advance, it was tactical genius and good timing that saw to a historic event.
PADDLER PROFILE: In Grade 5 and class IV, 11 year-old Aliesha Greve is making her parents proud with falling gradients, like 17-foot Baby Face Falls.
TECHNIQUES: This issue is brought to you by Elvira Mistress of the Dark. Nothing s sexier than strutting the greatest macho move or scarier than boat back ferries on shallow slides. Get it, sexy and scary? Elvira? Forget it.
REVIEWS: The new Dagger Agent, happy shaken or stirred. Legend has it that the new Mad River Canoe is more than just a whitewater fantasy.
PLUS: Jeff Jacksonâ€™s serendipitous Idaho find is more than geometrically precise; the perfect river bend is the root of why we paddle.