Troutman Chapter 9: Friendly Competition
“When we were kids there weren’t enough male or female competitors so [Emily and I] raced against each other on co-ed teams. It’s the only time we ever competed, Emily beat me – still won’t let me live it down.” - Nick
The Troutman-Jackson clan is familiar with a little friendly competition. These athletes grew up in the world of professional kayaking and have been pushing each other since the beginning. Dane and Nick compete against each other in almost every race. Kayaking becomes extremely competitive during an event, but these two train together every day and are there to motivate each other, while being supportive and giving each other advice on lines.
Pro Tip: Don’t forget your Floaty Back Door! When you’re hustling down the river, there’s a chance your camera will pop loose on a rock and you don’t want it sinking to the bottom.
How the shot was captured: HERO Session, .5 second Time Lapse, Flat adhesive mount on paddle
Little Tuck is going to be giving his parents a run for their money one of these days…check out Chapter 10