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Wenonah Minnesota II – Tripping Canoes

04.16.2012 //

Superlatives are easy to come by for the Minnesota II, by far the fleetest craft in our lot.

Old Town Saranac 160 XT – Tripping Canoes

04.16.2012 //

While not the “trippiest” canoe in the Old Town fleet, The Saranac 160 definitely was the plushiest.

Nova Craft Prospector 17 – Tripping Canoes

04.16.2012 //

Canoeing’s venerable Prospector design has been called the workhorse of the North for good reason.

Kevin Callan’s Wilderness Quest

04.16.2012 //

In shooting “Wilderness Quest,” Kevin Callan set out to document how the lakes, rivers and portages of the Quetico and neighboring Boundary Waters Canoe Area influence its visitors.

Olympic Trials Day Three: Final Decisions

04.14.2012 //

After their demanding, emotional three-day Trial by Water, the newly named U.S. Team deserve a pat on the back. Now it’s on to Cardiff, and then London.

Olympic Trials Day Two: Nothing Is Certain

04.13.2012 //

This year’s trials have become infused with an inclusive, celebratory spirit that remembers that racing can be fun and stimulating for all involved.

Olympic Trials Day One: Order From Chaos

04.13.2012 //

A fun, carnival atmosphere prevailed at the US National Whitewater Center during the first day of the Olympic Trials yesterday. The day was clear, the sun was hot—and so was the racing.

Stopping the Susitna

04.12.2012 //

After lying dormant for more than 20 years, the plan to dam Alaska’s Susitna River is back on the table.

The Jackson Family Goes To… The Olympics?

04.11.2012 //

The whitewater clan of Eric, Dane, and Emily Jackson will be competing in Charlotte, N.C., this weekend at the Olympic Slalom Trials. Will they make Team USA?

Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff

04.05.2012 //

Can I sweat out toxins with exercise? What’s the best wood for making a paddle? And what’s on Eddy’s bucket list.

2012 Boat Book

03.06.2012 //

Find your dream machine

2012 Apparel Guide

03.06.2012 //

A visual tour of some of the industry’s finest wares, from PFDs and pogies, to drysuits and baselayers

Kayaking Ukraine: Setting Sail

03.03.2012 //

Jeffrey and Giulio stumble into a fisherman’s camp one day south of Kiev, and experience some Ukrainian hospitality.

The Year of the Dane

01.18.2012 //

Dane Jackson has been touted as a kayaking prodigy since his age was still single digits. Flashes of brilliance and raw talent have always been Dane staples, mostly in the freestyle discipline, but that’s changing. Dane—who just turned 18 this year—went on a tear in 2011. From now on he’s going to be playing with the big boys. How will he fare? His results already speak for themselves. Here’s a timeline of his unprecedented last year.

Cast your vote

11.16.2011 //

National Geographic just released its annual Adventurer of the Year nominees. It was no surprise that two of paddling’s hardest, and most ambitious expeditions from the last year accounted for two of the 10 nominated adventures. Cast your vote for Jon Turk and Erik Boomer’s bold, 104-day, 1,495-statute-mile circumnavigation of Ellesmere Island, or Sanu Babu Sunuwar and Lakpa Tsheri Sherpa’s tandem paragliding flight off Mount Everest and ensuing paddle down the Ganges River to the Indian Ocean.

Ultimate Big-water Fishing Kayak Review

10.25.2011 //

BIG WATER. Anglers read these two words differently than other kayakers. For the fish-obsessed, the term elicits visions of powerful dynamos with turbocharged tails, ocean denizens such as yellowtail, striped bass, tuna and even marlin.

A wave of recognition

10.19.2011 //

U.S. waveski paddlers Fletcher Burton (Pismo Beach, Calif.) and Tyler Lausten (Maui) went 1-2 in Friday and Saturday’s 2011 Paddle Surfing Championships, claiming the top overall spots in a stacked field open to any international challengers.

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