1. Little White Salmon Freestyle Session


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    The boys were fired up and bought some play boats down the Little White Salmon and fired of some sick free wheels and all, it was rather hyphy!!! Paddlers- Lane Jacobs, Ben Marr, James Byrd, Rush Sturges

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    • The North Fork Championship II by River Roots


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      The North Fork Championship It seemed as if the North Fork Payette rose to the challenge of the North Fork Championship, as paddlers came from all across the world to compete. The day before the event the NF Payette came up to a challenging and awesome flow – showing it’s classic impressive identity. Kayakers from all over the globe had made their way here to hangout and party but more importantly they were here to compete. The top athletes flew off the Red Bull ramp one at a time into the mayhem that awaited them. Lines were extremely difficult, the whitewater violent and unpredictable, but every competitor knew with this crew that someone would stick the line. Everyone rose to this challenge. The camaraderie elevated to the top as athletes helped each other with their lines. Competitors styled the course as hundreds of spectators could be heard over the roar of Jacob’s Ladder + Golf Course. The level of kayaking had been pushed yet again. The second year confirmed that the NFC is here and it’s here to stay. A huge SHOUT to this amazing river and all the AWESOME people that make the NFC happen! We are excited for this event to continue hosting the highest level of competitive kayaking. FIRE !!! Produced by River Roots Directed and Edited by Rush Sturges Principal Cinematography and Graphics: Matt Baker Executive Producers: James Byrd and Regan Lawson Cinematography: Fred Norquist, Jason Jacopian, Natalie Gray End Photo: John Webster Slalom shot: PCM Music: Intro: "Galapagos" by Emancipator Main: "Reckoning Song" by Asaf Avidan (Wankelmut Remix) Outro: "Illusion Of Choice" by Gramatik Featuring: Willie Kern, Louis Geltman, Gerd Serrasolses, Rush Sturges, Evan Garcia, Andrew Holcombe, Todd Wells, Ryan Casey, James Byrd, Jules Domine, Kyle Hull, Lane Jacos, Chris Gragtmans, Ben Marr, Brian Ward, Ian McClaren, Geoff Calhoun, Eric Deguil, Dylan Thomson, Mikkel St. Jean Duncan, Ben Luck, Jakub Nemec, Tristan McClaren, Erik Johnson, Darren Albright, Marcos Gallegos

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      • Downriver Freestyle Entry - James Byrd (USA) - Freewheel - Spirit Falls, Little White Salmon River


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        The Rider of the Year Awards celebrate and showcase the best in whitewater kayaking. www.facebook.com/rideroftheyear www.rideroftheyear.org Downriver Freestyle --> Kickflips and beyond... Extra points if done in big whitewater ! MUSIC: Gramatik - Skylight www.facebook.com/gramatik Our Music Blogs: www.facebook.com/zECLECTIC www.facebook.com/FIREINSOUND

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        • The North Fork Championship - 2012


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          The first North Fork Championship was a powerful weekend of competition, celebration and debauchery. 80 impressive paddlers from all over the globe competed. 30 of the world's best paddlers raced down Jacob's Ladder - a rapid that is terrifying to run, let alone race through gates. The athletes rose to the occasion and crushed it. Showing the many spectators firsthand where the level of kayaking has been taken. The whole weekend was filled with stoke, and positive energy was rampant.  The NFC looks forward to hosting many more years of the highest level of kayaking, and top shelf partying. Music Ancients \\ Constellations \\ http://shelsmusic.bandcamp.com/album/constellations Hooray For Earth \\ True Loves \\ http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/true-loves/id427907855?i=427907866 Shot, Edited, Directed by Skip Armstrong \\ Thatcher Bean \\

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          • Preview The North Fork Championship - 2012


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            June 8 & 9, 2012 The North Fork of the Payette River, Idaho http://www.northforkchampionship.com This World-Class event will showcase the world’s best big water paddlers. The two days of competition will determine the festival’s highest honor, 2012’s King of the NFC. The first day, an open field of Expert paddlers will compete on the river’s lower section. The three top finishers will receive an invitation to the following day’s Elite Giant Slalom Course on Jacob’s Ladder, the river’s most impressive rapid, by far. These three Wild Cards will join thirty of the world’s most Elite paddlers in this race down Jake’s. At the weekend’s conclusion only one paddler will stand as King of the North Fork Championship. The North Fork of the Payette is known world-wide as some of the hardest, most savage whitewater paddling has to offer. From its headwaters in the mountains north of McCall, Idaho, it flows hard and fast to the south. The fifteen miles of the North Fork that precede the kayaking hub of Banks, Idaho, consist of burly ledge holes and violent whitewater. This is where the NFC will be held. The irregular, razor sharp granite combined with the powerful, non-stop nature of this section of river, create the ultimate coliseum for a high profile kayaking race. So, come one, come all. Let’s ball. Music The Glitch Mob \\ Fortune Days \\ http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fortune-days/id367738582?i=367738907 Footy & Edit Skip Armstrong \\ Anson Fogel \\ http://www.forgemotionpictures.com

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            • President Obama Commemorates Enactment of Hate Crimes Prevention Act


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              The President speaks about the importance of signing the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act that toughens penalties and expand protections against crimes designed to intimidate as well as harm. October 28, 2009. (Public Domain)

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              • Director Ricky Jason Discusses THE LIFE AND TRAGIC DEATH OF JAMES BYRD Screening at AFI DALLAS 08


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                Director Ricky Jason discusses his documentary THE LIFE AND TRAGIC DEATH OF JAMES BYRD concerning a hate crime committed by white supremacists in Jasper, Texas. The film re-examines James Byrd himself as seen through the eyes of family and friends.

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