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We Get Outdoors Podcast

Jan 13, 2022

Rush Sturges grew up in Forks of Salmon, California, where his parents own and operate Otter Bar Lodge, a destination kayak school on the Salmon River. His upbringing at Otter Bar Lodge exposed him to kayaking and film making at a young age. As a young teen, Rush filmed and edited videos of Otter Bar's week-long kayaking retreats, which he would then sell to that week's clients.

Rush is credited with having invented several freestyle moves including the pistol flip and the hail mary. The hail mary involves doing a complete front flip over a water­fall, and is one of the most cutting edge moves in freeboating.

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