Over the Falls

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He said: ‘I was pretty nervous at the top, scouting and visualizing my line.

‘I had seen a lot of people landing near-flat or over-flipping on video.

‘The lip is kind of tricky as it is angled at almost 90 degrees. So every little movement, stroke and body position will have an influence on your line and landing angle.

An experienced athlete, Emrick admitted he was nervous to take on Tomata Falls - which has a 60 foot drop
An experienced athlete, Emrick admitted he was nervous to take on Tomata Falls – which has a 60 foot drop

Every stroke, movement and body position has an influence on whether or not Emrick would be successful
Every stroke, movement and body position has an influence on whether or not Emrick would be successful

‘Once I was in my boat, a big part of the stress went away and I knew I could stick it.’

The 23-year-old, who is part of kayaking team Quebec Connection, also tackled a number of other big drops during the trip.

And Blanchette was keen to stress the importance of having an experienced and trustworthy crew when tackling such dangerous waterfalls.

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