1. Early Fall the crew banded together and started pinning it straight north. Destination= Stikine! The Grand Canyon of the Stikine holds some of the biggest, gnarliest whitewater on planet earth. It is regarded as one of the most challenging overnight river trips, and lies in deep, dark northern british columbia. After a solid 25 hours in the car, the crew arrived to the put-in blessed with perfect weather, perfect flows and a perfect crew. We spent 3 days in the insanely beautiful canyon in which Ben Marr logged the first complete descent of the Stikine by paddling every rapid, Including the never previously run SIte Zed. There were huge rapids, sick lines, beautiful views, and most importantly good times all around. It was the river-trip of a lifetime. We got off the Stikine feeling blessed to have had such a great trip. To finish off the trip we headed south to the BC classics! After paddling the Elk we headed to Squamish where classics like Ashlu Box, Tatlow Creek, and Fear Canyon provided a perfect end to a trip. Way up where the polar bears roam a free, people live in igloos, moose come a knockin, and the drink of choice is a glacier fresh kokanee. BC, EH!

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    Evan Garcia
    Fred Norquist
    Eric Paker
    Ryan Lucas
    Matt Baker

    Edited by:
    Fred Norquist
    Evan Garcia

    Special thanks to Matt Baker!

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  2. In late august Team Substantial loaded up the subies and headed straight north to northern BC. The grand canyon of the Stikine is known for some of the most substantial whitewater on planet earth. With a great crew, perfect flows, and sunny skies the crew set off on the most substantial whitewater multi-day ever. It was a perfect set-up for good times, brown lines, and the first descent of Site Zed by Benny Marr, the only previously un-run rapid on the whole river. After a spirtitual and successful descent the boys cruised back to some of BC's most classic runs such as Ashlu Box, Tatlow Creek, and Fear Canyon of the Elaho.
    It was another super substantial trip and the boys all returned substantially stout.

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  3. On a little break from trotting the globe Team Substantial found themselves in Bozeman, MT. While stacking some extra cash for our trip to Mexico, we were web surfing and saw that the Malad River in Southern Idaho was running at perfect flow for the Devil's Washbowl. This is an infamous drop of the region boasting one of the most committing and beautiful drops in the state. A crew of us rouse early on cool September morning to drive 7 hours south and run this bad boy. We found a low side of medium level and 6 of us went for the SUBSTANTIAL huck! Here is our first of many daily updates to come! Jah Mon!

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  4. Norway is a land of tundra, water, and power. We set off on a 5 week adventure to Norway to find JAH. Coming across high water levels, the boys were really forced to sack up and go bigger than expected. Norway is a beautiful country and road tripping it's treacherous passes and beautiful valleys taught us a thing or two. As a band of kayaker gypsies we traversed the Scandinavian lands pillaging memories and great footage as we simply got er' done. Sit back, enjoy, and feel free to watch as many times as you want...because what you're about to see is nothing less than SUBSTANTIAL!

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  5. Substantial Media House is a film company specializing in the production of Whitewater Films. Evan Garcia and Fred Norquist document their travels and experiences through an online web series featuring some of the worlds most spectacular and dangers rivers. From Norway to Patagoina you will watch as the worlds top whitewater kayakers push the limits of what's possible and impossible on the water. Shot in some of the world's most beautiful locations in stunning High Definition you will not only see our adventures, but also live them! This one is for the people, Thanks to all of you for the continuous support and love you've shown over the years. Enjoy and feel free to share our love for whitewater and travel with the rest of the world.

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