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Old 10-01-2007   #1
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Stikine River First Descent - 1985 Video

By request we have been going through our kayak video library to digitize some of the classics:


The American Sportsman television coverage of the first descent of the Grand Canyon of the Stikine in 1985. The descent was led by Rob Lesser with Don Banducci, Lars Holbek, Rick Fernall and John Wasson. Featuring: Entry Falls, Wicked Wanda, Wasson�s Hole, Site Z (zed), and the Tanzilla Confluence.


More coming soon! Enjoy!

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Old 10-01-2007   #2
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Nice! I have read about american sportsman kayaking segments, and have wanted to see them. Thanks for sharing! Cool to see old school long boats heading through huge water!

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Old 10-02-2007   #3
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That is some seriously big water - what flow is that footage at? Several times in the video the announcer says that rain has caused the river to rise so I am assuming that the flow is bigger at the end of the footage. Thanks for posting this
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classic...i love the flagrant paddle twirls.
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Old 10-02-2007   #5
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That is awesome. High water for sure, the rock at entrance is almost covered. They put in above normal spot at Site Zed and ran the S$%t. No video can serve justice of that river
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