Thursday, April 26, 2012

Getting LW-ular!

The Past 4 days in a row myself and a solid group of paddlers have been lapping the Little White Salmon at 4.1-3.9 feet on the bottom gauge. Putting in at the Willard bridge and running the Upper/Lower LW is one of the best and most amazing things you can do in a kayak. The river drops close to 2,000feet in less than 5 miles. It is an endless ride of frothy white goodness from top to bottom! Here are a few Go Pro freezezzzzzz for y'all to enjoy.
Mushroom of the crux's of the Upper LW!

Coming hot into Simon Says...the most technical rapid on the river right now!

The new entry duck into Island Drop.

High Water Spirit Routing!!!!!

Love seeing thisssssssssssss 4.0!

Later E.G.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

BFTV EPISODE 9 "go to church"

Here is the ninth installment of Bomb Flow TV!!!! This episode feature Fred and I spending some time with the infamous BDP crew in Hood River OR and the surrounding area. This crew truly thinks of kayaking as going to church...a place of worship to what they believe in. With heavy March rains many of the big dawg water falls in the area where full of water...some for the first time in years! Watch this 24 minute episode of us romping around and going as big as we could for those two weeks! Enjoy and share this video with as many people as you can...

Bomb Flow TV Episode 9 "Go to CHURCH" from BombFlowTV on Vimeo.

Later E.G.

Thursday, April 19, 2012


There are many reasons why we do the things we do...we all have desires, fears, love, hate, confusion, and passion that tie in to each and every decision we make. All of us choose what feelings play what roles in the actions we are a part of. What exactly makes a choice right or wrong...that is up to you. I believe that positivity is different for every person. Curtain things I think of as positive, others may find offensive or completely wrong. I have been doing some thinking about what it takes to be a full time kayaker and at the same time, a positive member of society. In my past I have been on the edge of what most people would think of as a responsible and reasonable person...but I think that plays a part in being the man I am today.

Kayaking has taken me to some wild places and confronted me with many challenges. What I've began to realize is more of those obstacles are off the river, not on. I love kayaking far to much to consider a hard rapid or a tiring portage a challenge. That's my life and what I dream about all day, so it's not a task, rather an opportunity. The challenges come in when I mix my insanely powerful passion for the sport into my everyday life with the outside world. Interacting with people who don't have a clue what I do or don't give a rats ass about it, can make simple things difficult. I have been so intertwined in the kayak world and lifestyle for so long now that when I step out, I am challenged to be a happy and positive person.

 What does this mean?... Leave planet earth and go to Boofenland? I wish, but that's not option. None of us are making much money in the sport. The longer I commit to being a whitewater athlete, the less time I have to start a career or find a real job. This is where I have to gather my feelings and make choices that will not only benefit me in the present moment, but also the future. Does this mean I'm going to quit kayaking to go make lots of money...NEVER! I am just trying to find a balance in my life and some sort of exterior stability or like Tupac said, "A Thug's Mansion" where I can go once my life becomes less "BROWN"!

 I want to be a kayaker forever...I can foresee myself running the White Salmon, North Fork Payette, Futaleufu, and Cherry Creek for decades to come. It's truly the love of my life. With how hard we are going these days decision making skills are almost as important as the paddling skills. I have to be in it for the right reasons. Personal goals and Fun! These days I'm trying to make money kayaking, but I really don't want to turn boating into a "JOB". I want to do what I do, because I know I can stick it, and I am going to have a hell of a time doing it. That doesn't mean I'm not going to take risks and maybe hurt myself on the path I choose. All that means is I'm going to do my best to leave my ego behind and boat as hard as I can for all the right reasons.

So I know it's 2012 and none of this is going to matter when the world ends on the 21st of December, but this is something for everyone to think about. Kayaking is a full on ego driven sport, and I am a part of the game. I love how it works, when I see something big or amazing happen, it pushes me to go out and do the same. I want to draw my line where I stop going out and pushing myself for fun and rather for a pro-status or bragging rights. I make movies about kayaking hard whitewater, but I boat 100% with my heart and soul, I suggest doing the same. It truly is my religion...Church!

Here are some shots I just edited and want to put up!

Ryan "Baby Bird" Lucas enjoying the friendly mosquitos of the Californian highlands

Ben Marr running one of the best drop of the North Fork of the American, California.

A sequence shot of my 2012 line of Cascada Bonito in Argentina.

Throwing the ever so awesome "brown" off one of the best boofs in the world. Rio Nevado, Chile!

Layin' Treats on the biggest drop of the Rio Turbio in Pucon, Chile.

Lane Jacobs getting through the Box canyon of the Clarks fork in Wyoming.

Sam Friehofer on the edge of Toketee Falls in Umpqua, Oregon.

Todd Well eating sh*t off his baby...Skate Park Falls, Summit Creek, WA.

Baby Bird in the after the 4th descent of Twin Sisters on Fostall Creek, BC.

Dj Stoneman on the 5th Descent of Lower Pinkston Falls, BC. 

2007 lap number two with the Kiwi Crew on West Cherry Creek, CA.

One of the most tranquil and beautiful pieces of water  in the world...Nymph Pool, Tatlow Creek, BC.

 Later E.G.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

BFTV Episode 9 Teaser

Here is a tasty little teaser we just tossed together getting y'all ready for the pure fire that is gonna burn hot on April 20th! Watch and get ready for the full adventure!!!! Follow us on Twitter at...!/BombFlowTV and keep your eyes on Bomb Flow we are just getting started!

Later E.G.

Friday, April 06, 2012

The Chase is On!

Stay tuned for BombFlow TV's Episode 9 from the Pacific Northwest! Coming Late April...

Later E.G.