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Absolutely sick- Evan Garcia on Royal Flush

Postby mokelumnekid » Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:31 pm

Evan Garcia styles the Royal flush

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Re: Absolutely sick- Evan Garcia on Royal Flush

Postby Cross Country » Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:59 pm

I am blown away. It's the most incredible thing I've ever seen. Before today I would have thought this to be virtually impossible. I only inject the word "virtually" because I just saw it "for real". Wow!!
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Re: Absolutely sick- Evan Garcia on Royal Flush

Postby maverick » Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:10 pm

Very cool MK! Sent it to my brother in law who is really into this too. Had seen a video
he showed me a few years back with similar drop offs, but with the cameras on the
helmet it gives the viewers a third dimension to the whole experience. Thanks
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Re: Absolutely sick- Evan Garcia on Royal Flush

Postby mokelumnekid » Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:38 pm

Thanks guys. There is an absolute revolution in Sierra sport taking place right under our noses, and it is in the white water realm. Most everyone (99.9%?) who travel the mountains are unaware of it, but like the "Second Wave" of big wall climbers out of Camp 4 in the late '60's-early to mid '70's, the current wave of extreme kayakers doing mind-blowing, ever more difficult runs that are simply beyond what people could imagine a decade ago, maybe even five years ago, are creating a legacy that is impacting the world. People like Evan Garcia, Darin McQuoid, Chris Korbulic, Ben Stookesberry and the so-called Shasta Boys are showcasing the amazing and world class Sierra canyons as places to set new standards, just as Yosemite did back in the day.

I am an absolute hack at kayaking, but I have learned enough to marvel at what these people have done to utterly blow away old standards. Plus I love the scenery ;)
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Re: Absolutely sick- Evan Garcia on Royal Flush

Postby ERIC » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:53 pm

mokelumnekid wrote:Thanks guys. There is an absolute revolution in Sierra sport taking place right under our noses, and it is in the white water realm. Most everyone (99.9%?) who travel the mountains are unaware of it, but like the "Second Wave" of big wall climbers out of Camp 4 in the late '60's-early to mid '70's, the current wave of extreme kayakers doing mind-blowing, ever more difficult runs that are simply beyond what people could imagine a decade ago, maybe even five years ago, are creating a legacy that is impacting the world. People like Evan Garcia, Darin McQuoid, Chris Korbulic, Ben Stookesberry and the so-called Shasta Boys are showcasing the amazing and world class Sierra canyons as places to set new standards, just as Yosemite did back in the day.

I am an absolute hack at kayaking, but I have learned enough to marvel at what these people have done to utterly blow away old standards. Plus I love the scenery ;)


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Re: Absolutely sick- Evan Garcia on Royal Flush

Postby Mradford » Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:36 pm

Craziest video ever! Those guys are maniacs, just doing gainers while the guy goes over the waterfall.
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Re: Absolutely sick- Evan Garcia on Royal Flush

Postby ryboards » Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:23 pm

That was crazy. :thumbsup:
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Re: Absolutely sick- Evan Garcia on Royal Flush

Postby Cross Country » Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:40 pm

To me, this is the best of the extreme sports because for one thing it requires a tremendous amount of skill, maybe the most.
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Re: Absolutely sick- Evan Garcia on Royal Flush

Postby mokelumnekid » Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:30 pm

It is somewhat like the extreme skiing we see these days, very committing. I have only been kayaking a few years, but I enjoy it a lot more than I did rock climbing. Kayaking is a lot like many of these high-end sports, seems like one has to have started young to develop the skill-set for the really advanced stuff.
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