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The Next horizon Line: Fantasy Falls

Fantasy Falls is arguably the best multiday run in California (which says a lot), it has no hike in and has about every kind of rapid you could ask for all in an amazing wilderness setting.

Jim and I were lucky enough to get 3 separate runs in on fantasy falls this summer all at a variety of different water levels.  The camping is amazing and the rapids are incredibly good and if you want to you can go HUGE on this run.  Enjoy the pics and video below and check out:…

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Added by Tom Janney on August 13, 2014 at 11:58am — No Comments

Kayaking the Rivers of Northern India: Part 1

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Added by Susan Hollingsworth on August 12, 2014 at 5:43pm — No Comments

Crossover Creekin' in the Katana 10.4

This year I wanted to try something a little different, so I got a Katana 10.4 not knowing quite what to expect. Unwrapping the boat, I was super excited to see the hull that looked like it could definitely handle whitewater. Plus, it had all of the extra features to make it the perfect boat for long over-nighters on rivers and even to explore the San Juan Islands outside my back door in Bellingham, WA.…

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Added by Brendan Wells on July 14, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Endangered Rivers

Rivers are simple, yet amazingly complicated things in our modern world. Without kayaking I'd never have realized just how complicated they can be.

Thomas Moore runs a slide on the Devil's Postpile section of the San Joaquin.

This year the San Joaquin River was listed as one of the top three…

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Added by Darin McQuoid on July 2, 2014 at 2:58pm — No Comments

Colorado Tour - CKS Paddlefest

Every Memorial Day weekend, some of the world's best freestyle paddlers descend on Buena Vista, CO to compete at CKS Paddlefest's BV Pro Rodeo.

Buena Vista is a beautiful little town located in the Colorado Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 7965 feet or 2428 meters. To me that is crazy as 2428…

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Added by Tomasz Czaplicki on June 9, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Colorado Tour "The Golden Games"

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Added by Tomasz Czaplicki on May 25, 2014 at 5:45pm — No Comments

Dinkey Creek

Our plan was for Jared Johnson to pick up shuttle drivers and meet us at the put-it, unfortunately JJ couldn’t find any and was able to get a text to us half way up to the put-in.  We had to divert back to the takeout and jam into one vehicle but luckily Rolf was able to get us a shuttle driver saving us 2-3 hours of driving.  We made it through the maze of backroads to the hike in spot just past ross crossing at 4pm and down the hill we headed through a nicely groomed trail thanks to Darin…

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Added by Tom Janney on May 20, 2014 at 11:55pm — No Comments

Team Dagger's Colorado Tour

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Added by Tomasz Czaplicki on May 19, 2014 at 12:23pm — No Comments

In the Dungeon

High above Castle Rock dominates the skyline at 9,807'. Seven thousand feet below we're putting on to the infamous Upper Middle fork of the Kaweah, fingers crossed that it's a good idea to be in here without overnight gear.

Six years ago I hiked into this run and camped at put-in. It took us all day to finish the three mile long gorge. Today we're up at five. Kayaking normally doesn't start in the dark, and we all fumble around attempting to make sure we have everything necessary for…

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Added by Darin McQuoid on May 12, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

The Next Horizon Line tour begins

My Brother Jim and I hatched a plan last year while hiking into the middle kings to take a leave from work and travel to the places we have always wanted to paddle.  I was so excited this spring to team up with Dagger as our primary sponsor of our amazing trip.  We are planning to paddle in the Western US and Canada for the summer then head to Peru and Nepal in the fall and early winter.  

The trip stated with a bang and Jim and I drove from Colorado through the night after my last…

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Added by Tom Janney on May 10, 2014 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Local Heroes

Dustin Knapp inspiring.

I grew up in Siskiyou County which has a population density of 7 people per square mile (New York City has 27,532). As a beginner in my Dagger CFS it wouldn't seem possible to have local heroes, but I did. Just wrapping up their careers in whitewater Dustin and Brandon…

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Added by Darin McQuoid on May 5, 2014 at 1:59pm — No Comments

Paddlers Etiquette

If you show up to a crowded surf break in California and act like a jerk, chances are it could end in some slashed tires, a broken board, or getting the snot kicked out of you. On a recent trip to some popular surf breaks in San Diego, I was sensitive to this issue and took time to inquire about beach etiquette. Rules are posted at each break and after chatting with a couple locals to get my bearings straight, I felt confident about what was acceptable behavior. Kayakers can learn a lot from…

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Added by Christie Eastman on April 17, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Friends of the Rio.



The personalities of kayakers are varied and interesting to say the least. Almost as important as where…

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Added by Paul Stamilio on April 11, 2014 at 11:42am — No Comments

An Epic on Devil's Canyon: How To Fix a Crack on the RIver

Last year, David Maurier and I headed off for a two day kayaking trip down one of California's most classic overnighters- Devil's Canyon of the Middle Fork of the Feather. Stoked to have good water, good weather, red wine and a couple of steaks, we were ready find adventure.…
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Added by Laura Farrell on April 10, 2014 at 11:52pm — No Comments

Slave River

The slave river has been in the back of my mind since I started kayaking. The article with Steve Fisher crushing big lines and surfing these huge waves was just awe inspiring. Until last season I really thought the Slave river was out of reach to me. It lies in such a remote part…

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Added by Dave Crerar on March 8, 2014 at 12:22am — No Comments

bulkhead footplate screws seized - Axiom 8.5

Hi all,

Greetings from down under.

My Axiom has spent some quality time in the surf due to the low water levels in Oz and the screws in the bulkhead footplates have seized.

The footplates have slid down so there is a gap big enough for my feet to slide through which is dangerous. Tried all the usual to undo the screws - soaked in RP7 etc but they are stuck fast.

How do I get the footplate out as I need to drill out and replace the screws pronto?

Do I need…

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Added by Damian Van Prooyen on March 7, 2014 at 7:38pm — No Comments

Aniol Serrasolses - 2013 review



 It's been an amazing year of kayaking all around the world , here's a review I've done with the best memories of 2013 !


January –


I keep trying hard to recover. My back

still hurts , it’s cold and…
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Added by Aniol Serrasolses on February 1, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Peru in pictures part 2

It’s been a few months since we left Perú but I still get
some good memories when i think about it...  I love this place, the culture, the food, the multi-days…

stoked to come back next year for more !


Here you got some epic Pictures from my good friendo Eric

Parker,…
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Added by Aniol Serrasolses on January 8, 2014 at 9:46am — No Comments

Peru in pictures part 1



Our trip to Peru is almost over... just chilling out in Lima and getting ready for our next adventure ! The experience has been insanely awesome, over a month of non stop paddling all over Peru. …


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Added by Aniol Serrasolses on January 8, 2014 at 9:43am — No Comments

Welcome to Whitewater

In my whole life i have enjoyed risky things. If you were to ask me to jump on a longboard and cruise down a huge hill, or get a dirt bike and make a jump, I would do it. But nothing about whitewater ever really made me feel that way until I read about the risk involved. I thought "wow that is really crazy!! I wanna try." So the next day I talked to a friend and got the gear list and bought everything. It was a rag tag set of gear. I had a touring paddle and skirt and pretty plain helmet and…

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Added by Kasey Fowler on January 7, 2014 at 9:51pm — No Comments

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