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Greetings Fellow Paddlers,
My name is Jon Evans and I am a Graduate Student at Clemson University studying the motivations of whitewater kayakers. I am inviting you to participate in this research to identify the motivations of paddlers and its affect on participation. The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete.

The purpose of this study is to measure basic needs, identify the motivations of whitewater kayakers and determine if those motivations impact paddler’s participation in the sport of whitewater kayaking. Motivations of whitewater kayakers are mostly assumed since no studies have been conducted assessing needs and their correlation to motivation.

The importance of the study may include, but is not limited to, providing insight for the “why” aspect of paddling, assist in discussions where policy makers are concerned regarding stereotypes of paddlers, and in the development of programs or trainings for instructors.

If you would like to participate in this research please follow the link provided below.
LINK TO SURVEY:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DGBJTTG
 

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not quite motivated to take your survey right now, I'm about to go kayaking. I'll get to it later...
 

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I grew up in the mountains and identify myself as a skier, but I also mountain bike a lot with some road biking. I took up kayaking later in life as my mid life crisis sport. The new boats make it more comfortable and enjoyable much as the new generation of skis and boots expanded skiing. I prefer play parks during high water as I can park and play for an hour or two and then go home, no need to set up shuttles. I don't seek out "rapids" as I have a family and don't need to endanger them, have no problem with Shoshone, never the Crystal. As with skiing I am confident that the people I am with will dig me out if necessary, same type of person different sport. I like Mountain Buzz but know how it is...first post so fire away if you want.
 
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