Dane and Emily Jackson: Water in the Veins

Some might wonder how Dane and Emily Jackson became dominate forces in competition kayaking. The answer is simple: take the genes of kayaking legend Eric Jackson and add a lifetime of practice. Literally a lifetime. In 1998, when Dane was only around five years old, the family made a drastic change. Selling their house and all non-essential possessions, they bought an RV and began a non-stop road trip, traveling with EJ on the paddling competition circuit. Homeschooled by their mother Kristine, the children lived and breathed kayaking as they grew up driving from river to river. So this short video, narrated by the Jackson kids, may have a moral: If you want to dominate the kayaking world, try growing up in a kayak.

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