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Everything I Know About Dubside


I often run into people who ask me, “Who is Dubside?” It is common knowledge that Dubside's skills at competition rolling are among the best in the U.S. and his knowledge and talent for Greenland rope gymnatics are unsurpassed anywhere outside of Greenland. But did you know these fun facts about Dubside?


  • Dubside’s first paddling job was as a guide at the Davy Crockett Explorer Canoe ride in Disneyland.
  • Scientists calculate that based on the average growth rate of human hair, it would take most people at least 11 years to grow their hair as long as Dubside’s.
  • If Dubside wore any color other than black, he probably would look more like a hippie and less like a Navy SEAL commando.
  • Formerly a resident of Philadelphia, Dubside currently lives in a treehouse 95 feet high at the water’s edge in Anacortes, WA.
  • When he’s not practicing for the 2006 Greenland National Championships, he’s building a 45 ft baidarka in which to explore the Inside Passage of British Columbia.
  • The Greenlanders fear Dubside and call him Qivitoq -- the “mountain walker” -- a person with supernatural powers who shuns society and lives in the wilderness.
  • There are many imitators and wannabees, but only one Dubside!




Rats. Wenley (of On Kayaks, in Spain) wants dish. Unfortunately I obtained no real dish during the Sweetwater BCU/Greenland week, I thought maybe you actually had some. Oh well, at least now I know to spell "qivitaq".


Actually I think Greg Stamer's first job was the Davy Crockett Explorer Canoe Ride at Disney and not Dubside. Also, I don't know if this is true or not but supposedly Dubside was on an episode of Monster House as an audio technician or something.


Well, yeah, Alex -- that's how Dubside and Greg Stamer met!

It explains why Greg Stamer is the only living person who knows how Dubside got his name ;-)

Brian Rhody

I knew dubside in Philly, he was a one man reggae band. He built a guitar that had 3 bass string/3 guitar string and drum triggers. He could play almost any reggae tune you could name. I always wondered what happened to him.

dubside fan

I know the rasta Dubside guy you are talking about. He had a name for his gutar contraption too, but I forget what it was. I think this is a different guy.


Ihave been searching for the Philly subside for along time!

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