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Frankie Hubbard, 1961-2003

The whitewater community worldwide, especially open canoeists, lost a beloved and influential friend this spring. Frankie Hubbard, paddler, competitor, and boat designer, died May...

Ultra Classic: the Wayne Gentry Interview

At the 1991 Gauley Festival Wayne Gentry released Green Summer, his first whitewater film. While Bob Benner called Gorilla “the most bodacious rapid ever...
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The Return of the Kern

I have been extremely excited about releasing this project to the public. The Cataracts of the Kern have been absolutely incredible all year. Growing...

Open-boat Bomber Nolan Whitesell

Until Nolan Whitesell, even the best open canoeists lacked a true combat roll. When they capsized in whitewater, they swam. As a teenager in Georgia,...
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Southern Fried Creekin’

Southern Fried Creekin' was the second in the series of videos released by Gentry Video Productions in the early 1990's. It was released at...
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The Canoe

“If it is love that binds people to places in this nation of rivers and in this river of nations then one enduring expression...

Mr. Canoe Paddles On

Except for paddling, there wasn’t much that could keep Ralph Frese away from his canoe shop in northwest Chicago. This fall, while undergoing regular...

Canoe Guru

Meet the Canoe Guru! There is no one in the Chicago area who has had more of an impact on Chicago waterways and on the...
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Whitewater Rhapsody

A whitewater comedy! Filmed in 1984 on the Ottawa River near Pembroke (nearest Beachburg Ontario, Canada).

Heroes: Bob Foote

Bob Foote wanted to be a whitewater canoeist, but nobody showed him how. This was the late 1960s, well before anyone designed canoes to...