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Thank You to WISCONSIN & Rutabaga!

Friday, June 09, 2006
Forward Stroke Kayaking Clinics In Wisconsin were a SMASHING Success as usual! Thanks to all back in Madison WI. and Rutabaga Paddlesports for the enthuisum. Man, folks back there are HUNGRY for the knowledge! As usual all my stroke clinics were sold-out. I had a very wide range of abilities in my clinics, which always makes me feel good. One fellow was, as he referred to himself, The Old Guy" and probably in his Sixties - Seventies. I also had two High-School kids as well. I Love That! Everyone seemed very satisfied with the training they received, and had Big Smiles on their faces by the time the clinics were over. Remember my Motto: "Paddling is More FUN, The Less Tired You Are". Darren, Jeff, Nancy and The Staff of Rutabaga are always very supportive when I arrive. I really feel like their shop is a Flagship for what a Paddlesport Shop should be. Great Job you guys, and THANK YOU for the Warm Mid-West Hospitality! I'm off to Sacramento to teach this weekend for California Canoe & Kayak, so The Beat Goes On! Just remember "Long & Strong"! Have Fun on the Water, b
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thanks.. wink

Posted by 89  on  02/14   at  03:11 AM




Off To The Midwest for 3-Back-To-Back Clinics Memorial Day Weekend

Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Headed to Madison WI to teach 3 Kayaking Clinics this Weekend! Hey All, just a note to let you know it's time for my annual pilgrimage to Madison, WI once again. I love it there, and the folks there are really Hot for paddling info! In the past, I have taught as many students in Madison in one solid week, than I teach back home in California in the entire summer! Crazy and Great all at the same time. The folks at Rutabaga, http://www.rutabaga.com always treat me special. I enjoy supporting their teaching program "back home". Yes, I was raised in Wisconsin, (before I even considered what a kayak was or what it would do to me!...), it's nice to get back to my roots each year as well. So, off to The Great White North and a lot of good teaching and good times. Enjoy your holiday weekend, Brent


San Diego ROCKED as Usual!

Tuesday, May 16, 2006
The 2-Day Forward Stroke Kayak Clinic in San Diego was another Smashing Success We had 16 students over the 2-Days of Forward Stroke Workshops May 6 & 7th. It's always great to teach down in San Diego, aside from the obvious attractions, The Climate, The Lifestyle and The Vibe; my students are always so hungry for the knowledge! It seems as tho, regardless of their ability or stature in the Kayaking Universe, beginners to experts all gain obvious satisfaction at the day's end. I think that's what keeps me doing this! I had folks from all-walks of paddling: Over the 2-days, I had Five Adventure Racers, One or Two paddling couples, and of course, both individual Men & Women paddlers. They all came from varied backgrounds and all had their own set of expectations. They all seemed to be Smiling at the end of the day, and that's how I Declare Victory! Aqua Adventures does a fantastic job of taking care of their students, and Jen always seems to throw a bit of a Private-Party as we come off The Water to decompress from a Big Day. Thanks to all My Students and "Jen and The Crew" @ Aqua Adventures http://www.aqua-adventures.com. I'm looking forward to booking the next Forward Stroke Workshop toward the End of Summer or early Fall. Cheers and Happy Paddling! Brent


One SWEET Stick!

Monday, April 17, 2006
A Hot Kayak Paddle for Touring Okay,...so I'm Spoiled! I guess I've been paddling for too long to use anything but the finest of gear...and guess what? 2 weeks ago I got about the BEST Touring paddle I've ever owned. Man, this thing's a Beauty! Now, most of you know I don't really push product much on this site or in my DVD. I produced that film without any sponsorship for one simple reason, I did not want anyone to think what I had to say was bought and paid for by The Man! However, The Werner Cyprus in Carbon is a JOY to paddle! This beauty is Super Light, The Finish Work is impeccable and The Adjustable Feather Device is bomber. I really love the Foam-Core blade, while the blade-shape is EXACTLY what I like. This thing is Tight & Light! I know I'm known as a bit of a "Racer-Head" and most days you will find me with a Wing Paddle in my hand. However, ever since this new arrival has taken up residence in my garage, and I see that Sweet Stick hang'n on the wall, well, I get a Hanker'n to grab my Touring Boat, forget the racing gear, and take my New Baby for a Spin! My Hat's Off to Bruce, Shelly, Andy and The Crew at Werner, you guys have done it again! The Cyprus is One Sweet Stick, and I'm enjoying each and every stroke! Cheers, b


Lot’s ‘O Fun @ Half Moon Bay Clinic

Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Half Moon Bay Kayak Clinic was another Great One! We had a blast in Half Moon Bay this past Sunday, April 9th. California Canoe & Kayak always puts on a great show in Half Moon Bay! I even got to jump up on stage with my harmonicas, as John Lull invited me to play with him at the local pub that evening! I was a bit concerned about all the rain us soggy Californians have been slogging around in for the class tho. From my standpoint, not a big deal for paddling, but YES a big deal for Mark Burk my videographer! He was undaunted tho, and Low & Behold...The Weatherman Was WRONG! NOAH Weather called for 70% chance of showers, but we ended up paddling in (some) Sunshine instead! Looking forward to seeing those of you who are coming to the San Diego May 6 & 7th Clinics. Always a blast down there too! Cheers, b


Half Moon Bay Kayak Clinic Tomorrow, April 9th!

Saturday, April 08, 2006
Forward Stroke Kayak Clinic in Half Moon Bay Tomorrow! Hi All, just a reminder that I will be teaching in Half Moon Bay tomorrow, April 9. Let's hope that the wildly wet winter here in Northern California will give us a short reprieve for tomorrow's video session. I look forward to seeing you all sometime during this season. I believe there may be a single spot remaining in the class tomorrow. Check my "Clinic's Page" above for the link to California Canoe and Kayak's website in order to sign up. Cheers and have fun! brent


San Diego Cancelled…Darn!

Friday, March 31, 2006
San Diego Kayak Clinics Cancelled...Darn! Here's wishing everyone down in SUNNY San Diego a GREAT Sea Kayak Symposium this weekend! I regret, that do to family health matters, I will not be able to attend. As a side note to my previous entry; today my father and I fly home from SUCCESSFUL Open Heart Surgery # 2! All is well, and he's doing much better than he has over the entire past year! Once again, I'm sorry that I am missing such a FUN event. Jen and the Crew of Aqua Adventures always throw a GREAT PARTY...(oh yeah, ya learn lots of stuff too)...and I sure wish you all "The Best in The Sun" this weekend! Cheers, brent


SIDETRACKED:

Monday, March 20, 2006
Open Heart Surgery for Dad: Training, Teaching and Normal Life are on hold for a bit just now. I am currently in Rochester MN at The Mayo Cliinc. My Dad, Sister and I are here to get Dad a new heart valve. Surgery is tentitively scheduled for Tuesday...The Beat Goes On.

Canoecopia was Fantastic as usual. I spoke to over 300 folks about the Magic of "The Forward Stroke". Five yrs ago, none of my contempories would have believed that standing-room only audiences would care two-shakes about this most basic movement. I LOVE it! Cheers to all, Brent
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brent,
this is such a wonderful website! i just love it.
you look good in that kayak of yours.
can't wait to paddle again (with gloves of couse!)
heidi

Posted by heidi  on  03/23   at  08:15 PM




Canoecopia 2006 - clinic time

Friday, March 10, 2006
Canoecopia 2006 runs this weekend of March 10-12, 2006, inside the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconson. Of course, it had to be super-sunny, giving everyone Spring Fever!
I'll be giving my on-the-water master class through Rutabaga Outdoor Program over the upcomming Memorial Day Weekend on Saturday, May 27, Sunday May 28 & Monday, May 29. See Ya There!



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