Next Generation Training in Slovenia April 2014

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Every year we run our Next Generation Training programme, this year we were over subscribed with a range of paddlers, David Horkan from Ireland worked hard, charged hard and here is what he’s got to say about his time in Slovenia. Last week (31/3-5/4) I was in Slovenia for the Gene17 next Generation training course. We were based in the … Read More

On the River flow – December 2013

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Issue: # December 2013 Gene17’s River Flow Newsletter   Dear Paddler, Every month we bring the best of our news, events and developments in a single source, with Gene17kayaking’s on the River Flow. It’s been another amazing year at Gene17, not only with our regular destinations, but also with new products too. Chile & Corsica was popular, as was Slovenia … Read More

Piemonte Steep Creeking 2013 – Gregor’s review

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Sat in our inbox, fine comments from Scotland, see what Gregor has to say about a week’s steep creeking in Italy…. Hi Guys, I first wanted to thank you, Simon, Jakub and Spyros (and not to forget fun-supper-good-time Bobby!) for doing a great job again especially on the river. Having you all there gives a confidence that whatever happens there … Read More

Amy’s Year – finding the fun for paddling again

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After two nerve racking high water trips with friend’s in 2012, Amy asked for some performance coaching from Gene17 in Devon last autumn. We focused on paddle placement with an active blade when running drops, plus modern tactics for steep creeking. Amy joined us in Valsesia for more Steep Creeking during this spring and recently on the Valldal Road trip … Read More

Valldal Road Trip – Louise’s review

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Norway is a paddler’s paradise. There is every character of river you can hope for: big volume, steep creeks, boulder gardens, waterfalls …. The Gene17kayaking Valldal road trip meant that we had the chance to paddle rivers in different areas of Norway and get to see more of Norway’s fantastic scenery. There were eight of us on the trip from … Read More

Jan’s Corsica Road Trip

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Since Corsica was blessed with an exceptional snow cover this year, I decided to book Gene17’s “all inclusive” Corsica road trip in mid-April. A rental boat and paddle were part of the package, so I was able to fly without much hassle and avoided an otherwise long trek by car and ferry. Coming from a still wintery and cold Berlin, … Read More

“Chilean rivers are so great! Clear water & there are many drops”

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Naoko from Japan joined Gene17kayaking on it’s winter trip to the southern sun on a Chilean Adventure, and here’s what she said about the trip….. “Jakub Šedivy was an excellent guide both on the rivers and in the town. He can speak Spanish very well and he knows well the restaurants & locations in Pucon. Chilean rivers are so great! … Read More

Steep Creeking in Valsesia Piemonte 2012 Reviewed

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This past spring we had one of our biggest Piemonte Steep Creeking season’s to date. We has 3 weeks of trips with paddlers coming from around the globe to enjoy the very best of the granite pool drop perfection that is Valsesia. Our main focus in Piemonte is to teach paddlers to run drops well, through improving their technique and … Read More

Norway Road Trip to Valldal reviewed

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When I joined the Gene17 trip to Norway I didn’t know exactly what to expect. Now I do and it has been an epiphany. It is a combination of coaching with the vacation, plus the feeling of a road trip with your friends. So here is as it works: from the first few strokes Gene17 run a scan of your … Read More

Being a learner on a L3 & MWE WW Assessment…..

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Jason, reflects on his weekend as a student during a WW Coach training & assessment in Devon….. L3/MWE WW demo student weekend, 11-12 Dec 2010, Exe/Dart ======================================================== I received a last minute offer to be a student for a weekend of “whitewater” in Devon (in quotes because there was just about enough water running). I often hear PPPPPPP said – … Read More