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Wilderness Systems and Adventure Technology Sponsor First-Ever Circumnavigation of Ellesmere Island
The ESKA is proud to announce that Shred Ready is sponsoring the 2011 World Championships of Surf Kayaking. “Seeing the World Championships coming to the Outer Banks is really exciting. Our involvement in the event comes with the same passion we extend to all disciplines of kayaking,” says Tom Sherburne, owner and founder of Shred Ready.
Cody Howard and company recently returned from their tour of Japan, knocking off a few firsts in north-central Japan’s Miyagi Prefecture, located on the main island of Honshu, an area hit hardest by the devastating March earthquake and Tsunami. This C&K exclusive preview takes you to the stunning drops tucked deep in the heart of [...]
This review is featured in the June 2011 issue of Canoe & Kayak magazine, now on newsstands. Look at seals. They know how to enjoy themselves. Swimming in the northern Baja surf, they could have cared less about tracking, hull speed or covering miles. They were perfectly content to play in the rocks and eat [...]
Family friendly fun kayak DELSYK NIFTY 430 ($1,249 w/skeg, $1,299 w/rudder, in roto-molded polyethylene, delsyk.com) L: 14″; W: 24″; 58 lbs., also in a smaller 385 model The Nifty’s ultra-stable double-chine hull and extra-large cockpit are perfect for beginners, and an absolute blast for advanced paddlers. That doesn’t mean it can’t perform in the rough [...]
Ocean playboat P&H DELPHIN 155 RM ($1,799 in roto-molded polyethylene, phseakayaks.com) L: 15.5′; W: 22.5″; 58 lbs. The British design philosophy: You need speed to play. This tenet rings true for the Brit-made Delphin, the popular new plastic cousin to P&H’s composite Aires. “We wanted this boat to handle like a traditional sea kayak on [...]
Rocking touring boat DELTA 15.5 Expedition ($2,300 in thermoformed plastic, deltakayaks.com) L: 15’6″; W: 24.5″; 54 lbs., also in a smaller Sport model Delta is known for producing user-friendly sea kayaks. So, we took one of their 15.5s, what Delta calls the “mini-van” of its fleet, into the meat of the surf break. The tested [...]
Maneuverable touring kayak PRIJON MOTION ($1,650 in blow-molded HTP, wildnet.com) L: 14’11″; W: 23″; 57 lbs. Prijon’s low-profile Motion, which is formed from the same blow-molded plastic the German company uses in its famously durable whitewater boats, comes out of the wrapping ready to hit the rock gardens. Literally. “It’s got everything,” one tester said, [...]
Classic Greenland ride BOREALDESIGN P2 BAFFIN ($1,839 in roto-molded polyethylene, borealdesign.com) L: 17′; W: 22.25″; 59 lbs., also in smaller P1 and larger P3 models Canada’s Baffin Island is one of the most inhospitable places to paddle on the planet. Any boat bearing its name should be ready to get beat up. So that’s exactly [...]
ALL THE TRAINING, ALL THE YEARS OF INSTRUCTION, ALL THE PRACTICE SCENARIOS IN his Wilderness First Responder courses, none of it really put the moment in context. But that moment and its must-react minutes suddenly became real for Matt Krizan at 9:52 a.m., on Saturday, Jan. 22—when he first spotted the body rag-dolling, facedown in the waves.
The Family Canoe Review C&K tests five fo the best family canoes on the market 740 Miles Solo In a Rec Kayak How To Save your shoulder and maintain your canoe Mississippi Crossroads C&K‘s Managing Editor Dave Shively canoes the Mississippi and finds a prophetic river keeper in the most unlikely of outpsts Jake’s Picks [...]
Confluence announces 2010 team rosters for Dagger, Wave Sport, Wilderness Systems DAGGER The 2010 North American Dagger team roster of paddlers includes world-record holders, elite level competitors, explorers and teachers, with hundreds of first descents combined. There are environmental activists and humanitarians whose personal missions are as lofty as their paddling achievements. They paddle all [...]
Canoe & Kayak magazine and Delta Kayaks invite you to the first ever “Kayak Polo Pitch” during the Open Air Demo at Salt Lake City’s Outdoor Retailer show. It will take place on Jordanelle Resevoir on August 2nd. Two games will be played, at 11 and 3 o’clock. Some experienced volunteers are wanted to play [...]