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History, Idaho, Kayak, Lessons, Rob Lesser, Whitewater -

This story was originally published by Doug Ammons in 2005. At 58, Rob Lesser is 35 years into his love affair with whitewater kayaking – and still going strong. Perhaps best known for his first descents of the big water wilderness rivers of Alaska and Canada, he also evolved with the sport from fiberglass designs to plastic kayaks, using them to run rivers great and small, far and near.  “Rapid Rob” was the first professional kayak rep and once had the entire western United States and Canada as his territory. He is considered “the godfather of modern freestyle competition,” helping...

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