Day 1. Day one was a big one for me because I just don’t get to go on trips where everyone is paddling one of our boats let alone everyone was paddling the same boat. It was also a really cool experience to see how well the Remix XP performed for everyone and how perfect it is for this type of trip through rapids and long stretches of flat water. Pushing off from shore and feeling the stability that the boat had with 100+ pounds of gear loaded into it felt great. Yes it was another proud designer moment.
Day 1. “Clean up your stuff before you go on to do something else!” My mom told me that when I was a kid and I am still paying the price for not learning that lesson. Piles of dishes still show up in my kitchen sink at home but when you are camping in the cold it is much harder to clean your dishes after they have frozen over night and that will piss you off because then its much harder to make coffee since you only have a few pots to start with unlike my collection at home so that I can go a week without cleaning.
Next week I will be paddling for 13 days on the Grand Canyon with a fun group of paddlers from Colorado, New Mexico, and Oregon. 10 guys, and 6 badass women! The women are Lana Young-Hood River, Tammy Ritchey-Colorado Springs, Susan Hollingsworth-Portland, Jenn Peterson-Portland, Tina Swan-Denver, and Lisa Marie-Salida.The last few months I have been pondering on what I should bring and how I should pack. 2 years ago I went with the Liquidologic self support crew on the Grand. It was a trip of a lifetime and that is why I’m coming back to the deep ditch for more fun!
As a virgin kayak self support I learned from Boyce, Woody, Ted, Kelly, Will, and Klause the best way to pack the Remix XP, to be comfortable, and enjoy the canyon at its best in Jan. of 2010. Thank you guys!
The Outdoor Retail show is always a blurrr of action for anyone involved in the industry. We spend months preparing our new lines of products to present to all our dealers at the show. It looms large on our horizon through out the year. This year was a huge transition for us at Liquidlogic. We are back to producing a full flatwater line as well as our ever present whitewater line of boats. And most importantly we started our Automatic for the People campaign. We have always relied heavily on feedback from paddlers but this year we made it official. We asked you all on our facebook page to let us know what you wanted us to do and we did it (well most of it)! and its working! Your feedback has helped us create some really great products and improve what we already have.