NEW MEDIA FOR AN OLD WEST.
THE STORY OF RIG
I think this photo says a lot about Rig To Flip. That’s Jonathan Bowler on the Left and me, Cody Perry on the right. Two dudes with a lot to say about rivers. It’s been a long ride since then, many waves in between this photo and now but proud to say our dream has carried through.
The Dream is simple: Inspiring minds
We’re here to do that for generations of boaters by making the best dam river films out there. This is a different model then the films we see for recreation these days. Footage of boaters dropping waterfalls is awesome and intense but that’s not our focus or interest. The idea is bringing it past a recreational point of view. Our specific target is the next generation who needs to take an ownership role in the future of the Colorado River System. You can say that we’re compelled by our experience to create and craft stories that build understanding and respect. A sense of stewardship, a willingness to own the tuff issues and expressing a reverence for these places and rivers, that’s what Rig To Flip is all about.
…"We are now ready to start on our way down the Great Unknown ...We have an unknown distance yet to run; an unknown river yet to explore.”
- John Wesley Powell
Below: Central Arizona Project. 40 million people and an economy worth billions are supported, dependent, essentially grown off a river basin that drains 246,000 square miles. Where do you fit in?
CALL OF THE RIVER
What kind of river do future generations stand to inherit? That’s what this small family of talented young folks are committed to exploring. We tell compelling stories about The West.
Ben lives behind a lens year round, working as ski guide photographer in the winter and Rig to Flip’s cinematographer in summer. No matter the weather or the terrain Ben brings an A game getting golden shots from the field.
Co-Founder of Rig, Jon has served in recent years in an advisory role with RTF while completing his masters in resource management. Jonathan is truly one of the freshest and most innovative minds in the river world, we look forward seeing plenty of feathers in this mans hat.
Jules has been our go to for web design and still images. She’s an outdoor educator making her an invaluable asset in the field. With a priceless curiosity and a knack for playing devils advocate you can expect her to be the one rowing the company boat.
Mike has been our logistical guru for many a moon now. When not occupied otherwise as a mountain bike guide or outdoor educator, Mike runs a still camera for us in the backcountry. Self-sufficient, organized and as always came to get down.
RIG TO FLIP \rhig-2-ph-lp\
Boatmen’s/women’s term for whitewater boat rigging.
Contents tightly secured for any given orientation:
No loose, untied items in the event a boat flips over
Preparing for unanticipated circumstances in dynamic environments
Bedrock Rapid, Grand Canyon flip 2009. He went LEFT!