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.…Continue
Added by Brendan Wells on July 14, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Darin McQuoid on July 2, 2014 at 2:58pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Tomasz Czaplicki on June 9, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments
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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…Continue
Added by Tom Janney on May 20, 2014 at 11:55pm — No Comments
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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…Continue
Added by Darin McQuoid on May 12, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Tom Janney on May 10, 2014 at 1:53pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Darin McQuoid on May 5, 2014 at 1:59pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Christie Eastman on April 17, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments
The personalities of kayakers are varied and interesting to say the least. Almost as important as where…Continue
Added by Paul Stamilio on April 11, 2014 at 11:42am — No Comments
Added by Laura Farrell on April 10, 2014 at 11:52pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Dave Crerar on March 8, 2014 at 12:22am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Damian Van Prooyen on March 7, 2014 at 7:38pm — No Comments
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Added by Aniol Serrasolses on January 8, 2014 at 9:43am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Kasey Fowler on January 7, 2014 at 9:51pm — No Comments
Revelstoke is a Mecca for a ton of outdoor sports, skiing, boarding, climbing, biking and of course kayaking. Each year I pass through Revi to catch up with friends and sample the goods, however timing can be difficult with rain sometimes causing a big rise in water levels for more click here…Continue
Added by Dave Crerar on January 6, 2014 at 8:03pm — No Comments
I have had the chance to paddle many different boats since I started kayaking in the summer of 2003. Up until this fall I have focused mostly on play boating and running class II-III rivers. I knew it was time to step it up when I tried out my friends Nomad 8.5 in the spring of 2013 and everything just felt right.
I picked up my new Nomad in the early fall and since then I have paddle several easy class IV-V mid-west rivers, the Green River Narrows at 9", Tallulah at 710 cfs, and…Continue
Added by Anthony Collins on December 4, 2013 at 7:28pm — No Comments