Words of wisdom straight off the can: Bonfire Brewing has teamed up with the rowdy folks of Demshitz to spread the beer gospel. Mostly because of all the goodness that they represent,but also because we really like words that end with the letter “z.” In honor of this match made in heaven,our first brown ale has been dubbed “Demshitz Brown.” In the immortal words of Demshitz,“Demshitz can do anything.”
So a gentleman on Facebook just asked me how to boof. Here is what I told him. Just in case there are any other demshitz out there having trouble with their boof stroke.
So with any boat this will help you out. There are a few keys to boofing anything on the river. So we have Rock boofs and Water boofs. Rock boofs are easier because the rock does the work for you. Aim at the rock,get some speed at the rock and the important part here is to pull on that boof stroke until you are fully in the air,then sit forward. A common mistake is taking that blade that you are boofing with out of the water to early. When demshitz do that the boat looses the angle when it hits the rock and you get deflected……pull on that bitch through the rock…. does that make sense????
Ok our next type of boof is a water boof. Here you do not have the advantage of the rock poping your bow up so this type is a bit more stout to master. The key here is to spot your lip and then spot your landing. Spot the lip,place your paddle blade on the lip,spot your landing and pull right as you see the landing. (Yes I know this takes patience and is a little scary,but if you take the stroke to early you will probably do the Burning man off that stout). As you pull you want to do a sit up.. This helps bring your bow up and stay in control. Something that is a misconception here is speed. With a water boof you are way better off pulling on that stroke at the right time. So pay more attention to the lip than your speed. One other tip is to edge as you boof. That will just make the bow come up that much easier. If you playboat at all you will understand that when you put your boat on edge and pull the stern goes under the water and bow comes up. Same in most creek boats.
Demshitz,waiting to see the landing. Spirit Falls,WA
Demshitz boofing lower Lewis Falls,OR
Check out this video of Demshitz Jared Seiler telling Demshitz how its done!
Starrk Moon Kayaks If you are a kayaker from the mid atlantic states,chances are,you know Brad. His kayak shop on the shuttle road for Muddy creek is one of those places that hasn’t changed much in the last 20 years! Tucked away in the woods of southeastern Pennsylvania near Delta,Starrk Moon brings in customers from no less than 8 different states every year! It is where Demshitz got their first kayaks! Demshitz takes comfort in knowing that Starrk Moon is still out there going strong,Starrk Moon Abides! Stay tuned for updates from Demshitz Jared Seiler next month competing in the Whitewater Grand Prix in Chile sponsored by Starrk Moon and Pyranha Kayaks !
If you ever get the chance Demshitz recommends you take a trip to Starrk Moon just to check out the “Kayak Museum”Brad has developed through out the years! It’s fascinating!
Hello Demshitz ,Jared Seiler here. Letting you all know about my invitation to the Whitewater Grand Prix this December in Chile! Photo:45′Salto de Indio shot by Fred Norquist –One of the big ones we will be racing!
L I N K T O V I D E O !!!!! Survived Green Race! It was a sweet week of raging! Good parties good people and at least a few good lines out there. I had this edit of the Toxaway put a side for a little. I ran the Toxaway about 3 weeks ago…..but here she is.
Toxaway,this one I have been wanting to get on for a while. If you don’t know of the Toxaway for some reason it consists mainly of slides. Some of which are pretty damn long and steep with some rather scary seal launches. I heard it was going to be running so started searching out some partners in crime. It started out as myself and Matt Anger and quickly grew to a group of five. Mack Magee,Clay Lucas and at the last minute Gareth Tate joined our crew. This run ends with a 4 mile hike up out of the gorge. It’s a long day,but if your ready for it a great one!
L I N K T O V I D E O ! ! ! Demshitz kayaking the 2 staple kayak runs of the Northeast Pennsylvania Creek Boating scene,Wapwallopen and Raymondskill. Including descents of the Powder Hole Falls on the Wapwallopen by Jared and Graham Seiler.
Demshitz Greg goes back to the days before Demshitz was Demshitz. Demshitz Greg was actually one of the original bad asses that taught Demshitz!
Stomping around the city of Richmond VA,frequenting local creeks and laying treats from the East to West,eventually residing in Idaho,Greg has been getting after it for years. Greg was recently diagnosed with Lung Cancer. Now,Demshitz would like your help to raise funds for Greg’s treatment and give back to him some of the love that he spread amongst the community throughout the years. We are selling shirts with this image for $20. Click the link for more details about how to order. Thanks Demshitz! Greg’s Preorder Form
Demshitz hanging out around the Columbia River Gorge in late summer 2012. Green Truss,Little White,Cispus,Lower Lewis Falls and a little rafting on Husum Falls. Hope you like it,we didn’t film much and we deleted a bunch of footy,but I think we still pulled off a good one ENJOY!