The Lyons Emergency Channel—One Year Later

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

S2o immediately began to partner with the Town, State, and Federal Government to aid with the recovery. This included detailed damage assessments, which has helped the Town to recover its losses; immediate damage recovery, such as the design of the work that put the river back under McConnell Bridge and allowed residents to return home, and a number of other, equally important tasks.

S2o Design and Engineering aids the Town of Lyons in winning a $1 million flood recovery grant to reconstruct Meadow Park

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

    Lyons, CO:  Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper visited Lyons, Colorado today to announce the recipients of the Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Flood Recovery grants for 2014.  The Town of Lyons came away the big winner with a $1 million dollar award for the reconstruction of Meadow Park. “This park is central not only to […]

Funding the Mission—A Lyons Recovery Effort

| March 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

One of the things I love about S2o is how personally we take our work. All of us kayak, all of us love whitewater, and all of us have a vested interest in making sure that the parks that we make come out with amazing results. It goes without saying that we take our projects […]

S2o Expands Into New Offices

| January 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Firm selected to complete a number of Whitewater Park projects this year Lyons, CO-S2o Design and Engineering is moving into its new offices at 429 Main Street in Lyons, CO.  “It has been a year of tremendous growth for us”, says founder and lead engineer Scott Shipley, “we have seen growth in all of our […]

Oklahoma City Whitewater Park Model

| October 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

This is the physical model created for the Oklahoma City Whitewater Park by S2o Design and Engineering.

Plastics Today: Rapidblocs tune whitewater park to precise specifications

| August 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Boats aren’t the only plastics featuring in water sports. The London Olympics whitewater kayaking course was constructed using Lyons, CO-based S2O Design’s proprietary RapidBloc plastic blocks instead of concrete and permanently embedded obstacles. The blocks can channel water to precise specifications, and, because of the lightweight plastic-block construction, the course can easily be reconfigured for […]

Olympic Slalom Veteran Patents ‘Whitewater Terrain Park’ System

| July 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Olympian Scott Shipley Builds on Winning Track Record in Canoe Slalom June 28, 2012 Denver, CO – Olympic canoe slalom veteran and globally renowned whitewater park designer and builder Scott Shipley recently was awarded a patenton his third major whitewater course innovation. Shipley, founder of S2o Design and Engineering, earned a mechanical patent on a […]

Former Olympic Athlete Designs Olympic Course

| July 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

’92, ’96, and ’00 Olympian Scott Shipley designs London Olympic Course for Whitewater Slalom.

Dane Jackson Joins S2o Team

| July 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

For his part, Jackson will serve as an ambassador for S2o and the company’s proprietary RapidBlocs system, developed with European partner EPD. RapidBlocs is the world’s first three-dimensional, moveable obstacle system that enables whitewater course managers to easily shift the configuration of the blocks to change the hydrology of the course, thus keeping it versatile and fresh for years after initial construction. RapidBlocs first deployment is at the site of the London 2012 Olympic Slalom Course.
Jackson said he believes S2o has the ability to help move whitewater paddling forward by designing innovative whitewater courses and river parks that will make learning and training more accessible to more aspiring paddlers.

RapidBlocs Become the World’s First Three-Dimensional Moveable Obstacle System

| July 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Rapidblocs are the first truly three dimensional movable obstacle system. The blocks allow for the creation of any shape, at any angle, at any point within the channel system. A feature as simple as a standing wave can be made larger, made glassier, moved up, moved down, moved left or moved right. Eddies can be created above the feature or below the feature or simply removed from the area altogether. This system truly gives the course operator a fully adjustable course that can be tuned, remodeled or updated.