Sunday, April 26, 2009

South East Update: Say Yeah......

EG's South East Update from jared seiler on Vimeo.

Here is a short edit of all the footy we compiled over the last month of boating in Asheville. It was good times the whole way through... From the LVM office editing the Demshitz movie all night, or layin' treats off the Caveman boof of the Raven fork.... I had good clean fun down in the dirty south. Thanks to Pat Keller, Geoff Calhoun, and John Grace for the shots.... So I bring you this little vid to entertain and amuse.

Later E.G.

Later E.G.

Friday, April 24, 2009

North Fork/Blackwater Tri-fecta

The North Fork of the Blackwater has always been a run I have heard of from numerous friends of the area. Stories made this run seem like a waterfall dream ride... it pretty much is. Aside from the few east coast siphons, and random logs, the creek is clean and good to go. After we did the N.F. we ran up and put on the Upper Blackwater at 500cfs and ran all the way through the upper and lower stretches making for one hell of a day of boat ridin'. The "Upper B" is like the Puesco of Pucon.... with harder moves, more drops, and more siphons. Good shitz as well.

Max below Douglas Falls.

Max inda Mank!

Stout master Miguel boofing the so called "best boof in WV"

Max on the same cow brown on a flat rock drop.

Dropping a Brown.... I swear I will be out of the pink helmet soon enough.

Miguel and Jared chilling after a good 25' boof.

Dave Fusilli sliding while Max watches to see Demshitz style another good drop.

Nicole checking out Dave's boofing technique since he's so damn good at it.

The entry to the Rainbow Room....

Jared in the Rainbow room about to go over the sketchy log.

So with the North fork, Upper, and lower Blackwater we had a triple headed, trifecta, kavu day out there in old West Virgina. Now I'm offically back on the west coast ready to do some huckin'. Thanks to all Yinz out there.... make sure to check out and catch a premiere and soon you will be abe to buy it throught or right here at egcreekin....

later E.G.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Blown away on the Toxaway

This is a bomb creek.... south silver, big timber, and obj got nothing on this thing... and I'm a west coast biased kayaker. I was lucky to get the rains and have this thing come up to a good level for us to drop in.

Right about to put in on the first slide, smilin'.

Put in slide thing is long as...

The entire land bridge rapid, we only ran the bottom half.

Portage of 40/40.... it goes, but doesn't flow.

Pat, Drew, and Evan the Cali reunion back on the shit.

Energizer slide.... a sik sluce drop for sheezy.

Grace on the pungy stick mini-gizer.

I loved this creek and had another good day out east with some great friends and good flows.

Photos by Adriene Levkenect

Later E.G.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Desoto Falls, Alabama

So this is a late update from my most recent adventures, and I have a few more to put up after as well. So after the weekend before, where we failed to get on the Desoto falls and did Toxaway, I wanted to run this beauty even more. With a text message from old John Grace and a head full of steam.... I rallied Demshitz and Pat Keller out there door and headed westward. We drove through the state of Tennessee and arrived to find it at a perfect flow. With no time to waste we geared up and set up for a new stout.

Entry falls... this thing had a ferry move above it the was scary.... then a late boof off a flake fired us off the big boy.

The deal is, the lead in rapid has many different lines to choose from... with there being only one good line off the bottom piece. So you have to decide what you want to tackle before falling off a 70 footer. We all choose to run a left line down a cool sliding falls. Pat, like always, went first. He crushed it.... made the thing look smooth and good to go. He had a very fluent and patient line off the lip and got me fired up to run on up to my boat.

Pat Keller on the crest.

I went ahead and got in my boat. Surfed across the attainment hole move and splashed some water in my face in the set up eddy. Like always on park n' hucks I quickly ask myself if I'm ready... and with no answer I dropped off the first falls. It was bigger ?(20')? than I originally thought, but went just right. I took a few strokes to put me in the good spot, turned the corner and slowly stroked the thang into my tuck. "Smooth lika butta" "Greasy like Bojangles" and "Big like jo mama" that's how I would describe Desoto Falls.

The beast from the bottom.

After the two of us went we got ready to watch the brothers Seiler run the brown until...... The Alabama park rangers showed up and threatened to put Demshitz in jail if they ran it. Pat walked across the river to deal with Johnny Law and almost got him in a whole heap of trouble. So if you do go down to the West branch of the Little river, know, It is illegal.... 007 covert oops that shit.

Kickin' it at the lipper after hucking the stout. However, we didn't run the 30 foot dam to rocks above the first tier.

So It was a good day out there running the stout. We made the long drive back to asheville with Jared and Graham pissed at the legal system and myself and Pat riding high. From the we bought a ticket and went to a sick Midnite reggae show with all the boyz. A good day indeed.

Later E.G.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Demshitz Trailer #2

Another good teaser for the folks out there. We now have a deadline and there is going to a big party on April 16th at the Asheville Pizza Company at 9p.m. for the first viewing of the vid. Come on come all and party with DEMSHITZ!!!!

Later E.G.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Demshitz teaser/pleaser #1

Demshitz teaser #1 from jared seiler on Vimeo.

Enjoy the little taste of what we are putting together down here in North Carolina. It has been a good trip of kayaking so far; with runs down Raven's fork, Toxaway, Desoto falls, and The Green... but now we are strapping down to do some work on the movie... NOT! it's just snowing outside so we can't go play. We will have new edits coming your way daily. Look for the Demshitz movie at LVM's site and Colorado kayak. World Premier May 2nd Cheat Fest 2009!

I gotta give a shout out to the LVM crew and the crew letting us stay at their house. (John, Will, Pat, Adam, Toby, and Chelsea)

Later E.G.