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By Stephen Wright

I was fortunate enough to get out with a great group of friends on one of the best day runs in the world yesterday: UMC. We had a fantastic day on the river, with good lines run by all. This way my 3rd or 4th run down the UMC, and my first run down it in the Villain S proto 2.0. This boat is fantastic: FAST, predictable, holds a line at speed, easy to spin/turn low speed, boofs great, and shoots through foam and sub-outs like a hot knife through butta. It’s equally at home in technical boulder water, as it screaming down big slides through holes and big curlers. This run has never been easier! I can’t wait to get a production one in Crosslink–it just slides over rocks better 🙂

Enjoy these photos, that Darin McQuoid was kind enough to shoot all day. I got some gopro footy, that I’ll get up soon with more from 49 to Bridgeport. Less than 2 weeks back in Reno, and already had a run down Bald Rock, UMC, 49 to Bridgeport (South Yuba) X2, and 3 days in the whitewater park!

Live from Reno, NV,
Stephen Wright

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A hobbit and a villainClick to see larger image

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lady bug meccaClick to see larger image

Lars FallsClick to see larger image

Stylin Skatepark rapidClick to see larger image

Villain boofing boulders