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Old 05-02-2007   #1
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Vertical Challenge Countdown... 13 days til sunrise

The EddyFlower Vertical Challenge kicks off in 13 days. Register a team (up to five paddlers) in one of the 4 divisions, raise funds for one of the best non-profit in kayaking: First Descents, and paddle from May 15th - June 15th! At the end of the event, the team in each division with the most vertical feet is crowned champion. Prizes include:
  • Kokatat Dry Tops
  • Aquabound Paddles
  • WRSI Helmets
  • Dagger Boat of choice for most individual funds raised
  • Keen Footwear
  • VOZ Shaders
  • Tech4O watches
  • Funnel Videos
  • Red Bull
  • Thanks also goes out to Alpenglow and Paddling Life for support
Go here for the following info - http://www.eddyflower.com/VerticalChallenge.aspx
  • Division breakdown (Details page)
  • New Bonus Point structure (Details page)
  • Eligible runs (Vertical page)
  • Register now (Register page)
  • Teams already registered (Competitors page)
  • Once the competition starts EddyFlower will automatically calculate your vertical and rank teams. We'll do the math, you get the gradient! (Standings page)
  • FAQs (FAQ page)
Yeah, it's that easy! Rally a team, register, paddle hard Sunrise May 15th - June 15th, raise some donations, party at the awards ceremony!


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Old 05-03-2007   #2
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What happened to the bonus for paddling all the major drainages in CO? That was a really cool idea.

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Old 05-03-2007   #3
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Dolores'll be the killer for that one. Probably just have to suck it up for a short and bumpy float trip if you want get those bonus points.

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Old 05-03-2007   #4
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JCK1 - we had problems making the drainage bonus structure fair across all states. We can with the drainage structure next year, we just need to plan for it in advance.
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