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Logistics: Get in boat and loop (page 23).


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While watching DREAM, a recently released film by NRS, we all progressed from laughter to “what the hell?” to sheer amazement. We’ll never get sick of watching a boat on a wave, but DREAM is the perfect example of whitewater films evolving in the realms of imagination, effort and overall quality. After coming up with the idea of attaching LEDs to


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a kayak, “we wanted to have a story motivate the abstract and dark images,” says filmmaker Skip Armstrong. It took 150 feet of lights to achieve the effect they were after. Watch the film at www.rapidmedia. com/0281.


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Grand Prix founder Patrick Camblin thought the whitewater industry and its pros would benefit from more mainstream media attention and hatched a plan to make it happen: bring the best athletes to the best rivers and waves,


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skirt the fact that they’re not spectator-friendly spots by capturing everything and putting it online, and make it a competition to grab even more attention. The Grand Prix has been featured in mainstream magazines like Outside and has tens of thousands of social media followers.


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Everything we love about playboating can be traced back to the Wave Sport X. Sure, you could go back further to the Massive Groove and Savage Fury but they don’t begin with X.


YEAR-R O UND Y


Do you use the snow as an excuse to stay inside, or as a frictionless way to drag your boat to the put-in? Separating the girls from the women and the boys from the men is the passion to paddle 365 days a year.


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Zen-seekers everywhere devote hours, days and even lifetimes to silent meditation to attain enlightenment. Want serenity now? Peel out of the last eddy before a class V, and we dare you not to live in the present.


PHOTO: DYLAN PAGE


PHOTO: DYLAN PAGE


PHOTO: KAYDI PYETTE


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