Extreme Kayak Race Videos

August 9, 2016 Michael Morris 0
Here is a video from the 2012 Green River Narrows Race. There were some fast times, but the water was pretty incredible. Mike Dawson took home the championship and even set a new course record with 4:10. That's eight seconds faster than the previous best! I've talked about the Little White Salmon Race before, now here is your chance to see what it's all about. This video is a little over four minutes long but shows you some of the water conditions and racers who competed. The people racing is dedicated to kayaking and 58 competitors went down the track. This is widely regarded as the best race course in the United States and you should check it out. Now for a little fun. Here is a montage of some impressive Kayak crashes. I'm only putting this in here in case you are thinking about taking up the sport and want to know how bad it can get. Well, if you crash it's not fun. I hope that comes off the video. Going down waterfalls backwards, getting turned around sideways, having a wave overtake you, all of these things can leave you out of your boat and with plenty of bumps and bruises to show for it. Then when you get stuck out of position in the water, it's u...Read More

MLB Gets Back To Work

February 24, 2016 Michael Morris 0
I'm a Seattle guy, so even though my Mariners haven't been very good for quite some time I still get excited for baseball season. Pitchers and catchers have reported for duty and that means baseball is just around the corner.  It's been nice to see the Twittersphere blowing up with talk about MLB. And of course there are plenty of predictions.  The Vegas win totals have been posted for every single team in the league.  Let's take a look at how each division should play out according to the experts in the desert. The American League East was won by Toronto last year and they should repeat.  However, the Red Sox and the Yankees have long dominated this division.  Both of those teams are primed to challenge the Blue Jays this year.  Don't plan on seeing Baltimore or Tampa Bay playing games in October. In the Central, the Royals are coming off a World Series victory and have had plenty of success the past two seasons.  No surprise here as they should win the division again.  The Tigers and Indians are slightly behind them, with the White Sox and Twins likely to not be much of a threat. The West is a ...Read More

Welcome to Extreme Racing

February 12, 2016 Michael Morris 0
Welcome to my blog on extreme racing.  I'm going to do my best to keep readers up to date on everything to do with extreme racing. I try to read all of the latest news on the sport, so I will have plenty of posts about upcoming events.  I know it's tough to find information on extreme races, since there are not currently a lot of them out there. I'll see if I can find some travel deals too, since most people don't live close to the kind of rapids that are needed for extreme races. You'll also see me write about tips and safety.  I want to help make this sport grow, and that means expanding the fan base.  But, it's important in doing so that we make sure everyone stays safe so they can enjoy themselves and not end up getting hurt. Equipment is very important.  The major manufacturers are coming around and making more and more kayaks and canoes that support extreme conditions.  This means less breaks and better maneuverability around obstacles.  That translates into better times and also safer runs. I have only been racing for a couple of years.  I am by no means an expert, and I haven't won any races.  I do know that I have become addicted to it.  I love the...Read More