Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Astro takes Silver in Japan and gets donkeyed in Charleston, SC

click here to see video of Japanese Riot paddler, Kenichi Ito, aka "ESPA", ripping it up.
Last week we received great news from our friend Hiroshi Enomoto in Japan. Japanese Riot paddler, Kenichi Ito, aka "ESPA," took 2nd at a big wave freesyle event in the Astro. Good job ESPA! Looks like a fun play spot. Apparently he was throwing huge aerial back stabs and pistol flips.

Watch Kenichi's video click here

Other news...
Over the weekend I was down at the East Coast Canoe & Kayak Festival in Charleston SC. I happen to be out in my Astro in the lake, doing some flat water cartwheels and whatnot. The funniest thing happened. These people came riding by me on a donkey.

Then this other guy passed me on a smaller donkey. He was in a hurry and I didn't have time to really get to know him. Good thing Kyle Lynch was there to capture the moment in photographs. Otherwise you might think I was lying.

Man. Lot of donkeys out there.

Spencer Cooke, Team Riot


Mr. Choadster said...

You should have thrown a left donkey hook to that rob wearing monkey rider. Never hurts to show appreciation for a good hat though. Good to see the native animals of Charleston in action.

Jason Aytes said...

Wow, A Donkey in SC, that is amazing! Any dolphins?