Friday, June 13, 2008

Yaking on the Hooch II

Chuck Armentrout came to Columbus again to host another kayak competition and to talk to a local engineer about ideas that could help the sport grow in Columbus. (More of that story to come here and via a column by our own Tim Chitwood.) Here are some of my best shots from the session. My apologies to anyone who didn't make the cut, but if you keep trying I'll keep trying too. Don't forget to click on the images to enlarge them. This is my favorite of the day. I got luck and caught Frank Norton just as he came to the surface and a sheet of water ran away from his face.
Kirk Robertson catching a gulp of air before he goes back under again.
Here's Charlie Simmons immersed as he pulls a trick to bring his boat upward towards the sky.
And here's Kirk again taking his turn on the wave.
I caught Chuck here in the middle of a 360.
Alex Rath as he rolls his boat upright again.
Zach Sanders caught through the spray.
Charlie Simmons catching a ride on the eternal wave.

1 comment:

Mike said...

Nice pics... but you have to wonder about the content between these guys' ears.

Understanding that the Hootch reaches us here after passing through places like Atlanta (chemicals, untreated sewage, dead bodies, etc.) and West Point (KIA plant construction), it would seem to take more brute desire than brains to put one's self in a position where large gulps of the stuff is a part of the activity, lol!