I like the canoe paddle-selfie stick option. Looks like a great trip!
Perfect use for a spare paddle! Actually, Goose is such a strong paddler that he broke two paddles so the spares were used for the intended reason as well.
Only two? Watching the power in his eddy-in with a cross bow rudder I'm surprised there was any left!
If you look closely, you can see a bent shaft paddle in that clip - but it didn't start out bent! We can't see the moment where it happened but in the full, unedited clip, you can see Goose start toward that rapid with a straight paddle.
Similarly, we scrutinized the video of Carbon's Offset running down Wind Ridge but were unable to see the exact moment when the phone flew out of his front pack pocket. One minute it was there and then it was gone.