The greatest cultural nuggets are often created in basements, garages or bedrooms. Credit downstairs for the Basement Tapes by Bob Dylan, and the garage space between the lawn mower and tool bench for Jeff Bezos’ Amazon.com.
And so it’s the dingy bedroom of one Daniel DeLaVergne we have to thank for Lunch Video Magazine, the single greatest cultural bookmark in the annals of whitewater kayaking. Without it, would carnage be as popular? DeLaVergne–who passed away after a 2006 train accident–and Spencer Cooke created the iconic monthly video publication together, but credit T-Dub—the tight-knit crew surrounding LVM’s Asheville, N.C. production base—for some of the sport’s greatest envelope-pushing in the last decade.