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Each week, we highlight companies in Canoe & Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of Epic Kayaks. Stay tuned next week for more from our Boat Book. GPX L: 12′ 11″; W: 25″; 37 lbs./$1,495 (Value/Fiberglass); 31 lbs./$1,995 (Performance/Fiberglass/Carbon Fiber/ Kevlar); 25 lbs./$2,495 (Ultra/Woven Kevlar) The GPX is available in [...]
Each week, we highlight companies in Canoe & Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of Eddyline Kayaks. Stay tuned next week for more from our Boat Book. JOURNEY $2329, Thermoformed Carbonlite 2000 L: 15’6″; W: 24″; 49 lbs. Journey is a full featured touring kayak with the casual fun loving [...]
Danielle: Before paddling the Mississippi River people warn you about the man-eating alligators, the barge-swallowing eddies, the flesh-devouring mosquitoes … but no one warned us about the flying carp. Kevin: The carp tortured us daily, it made the river feel like a giant jack-in-the-box, except the clown doesn’t laugh when it pops out, instead it’s [...]
Resident hucker Cody Howard is back with his follow up film to Risen Sun, Haymaker. And yeah, the following preview is like one of those big, left hooks: It’ll leave your jaw dropped. Check out Cody’s, and the rest of the Huckin Huge crew’s antics, below. Feel like ordering the full-length feature? Click here. HAYMAKER [...]
Each week, we highlight companies in Canoe & Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of Delta Kayaks. Stay tuned next week for more from our Boat Book. DELTA 12.10 Retail $1450.00. Thermoform L: 12’10″; W: 25; H: 13.5″; 43 lbs. A versatile and nimble day or weekend tripper that will [...]
If you haven’t seen Sean Mullens’ short film, ‘Birthright,’ watch it now. Then read the comments posted below. Never has a paddling film evoked such eye-watering emotion, let alone a five-minute short that includes just 78 words. Birthright follows one man’s extraordinary struggle to reach the ocean and go paddling. The paddler is Michael Mitchell, [...]
Each week, we highlight companies in Canoe & Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of Dagger. Stay tuned next week for more from our Boat Book. AXIOM 8.0 $995, rotomolded plastic L: 8′; W: 24.5″; 34.5 lbs.; 51 gal. Designed to reward dynamic paddling, the Axiom features lower volume in [...]
Sometimes the carry is the crux. That’s why KEEN and Canoe and Kayak magazine are teaming up for the first annual Portage Photo Contest. Did a log ruin your rapid? Does a sieve make that cataract really suck? Or maybe you just had to carry your canoe between lakes? Send us your best photos featuring [...]
It was only a matter of time before Risa Shimoda, a staunch river advocate and one of America’s most vocal supporters of whitewater paddling, became an inductee of the hall of fame she helped create. Shimoda is the only American in the International Whitewater Hall of Fame’s (IWHOF) class of 2010; she is being recognized [...]
Leave it to a couple of boaters known as the River Gypsies to dream up a whitewater festival on a waterway 2,900 miles from their home. Asheville, N.C.-based whitewater guidebook authors Leland and Andria Davis are helping to organize the Callaghan Creek Festival and Extreme Race on July 24 near Whistler, British Columbia. Leland Davis [...]
From summer thunder storms to fall showers, it’s never too early to purchase the right rain gear for canoeing, sea or river kayaking. Here, Canada’s Kevin Callan tells us what to look for when shopping for rain gear and puts his own outerwear to the test in the shower, at the carwash and up against [...]
By Conor Mihell Peter Coates uses unorthodox methods to market the grueling 1,000-mile paddling race he organizes on the Yukon River. Streaming in bold letters across the top of the website for the Yukon 1000 Canoe and Kayak Race is the question, “Do you really want to do this?” Last summer, 17 teams of paddlers [...]
Matt Moyer is a pro kayak angler and the executive chef at LaJolla Country Club. In this episode, Matt explains how to barbecue fish to perfection.
By Conor Mihell While other facets of paddlesports have ebbed and flowed in popularity, Greenland-style paddling – that is, using the ancient techniques and narrow-bladed “stick” of the early Arctic sea kayakers – has experienced steady growth over the past decade. A case in point of traditional paddling’s popularity is the series of Greenland-specific kayak [...]
Canadian Kevin Callan is the author of twelve books, including the best selling The Happy Camper, a popular series of paddling guides, and his latest Wilderness Pleasures: A Practical Guide to Camping Bliss. To fellow Canadians, he’s a national canoeing treasure. To Americans, his humor might seem a bit random. But one thing is certain: [...]
By Joe Carberry Photography by Janusz Wrobel Paddling filmmakers Will Lyons and Justine Curgenven couldn’t be more opposite. Lyons is a dirtbag C-1 boater from Asheville, N.C., who thrives on the Green River Narrows and is part of the Lunch Video Magazine staff. Curgenven is a sea kayaker from Wales whose achievements include impressive circumnavigations [...]
Last weekend, Missoula, Montana played host to the U.S. Team trials. Here, C&K video correspondent Tom Gerencer (who became an Internet hero with his Wet Dream Results trailer) recaps the trials including Dane Jackson’s three national titles.