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CHARGER $399 in rotomolded polyethylene L: 9’3”; W: 31 ”; 39 lbs. This boat is a blast in all conditions, and loves to play in the surf. For use in ponds, lakes, streams, back bays, or saltwater – young or old, try the Charger – pound for pound the best value / performance kayak on [...]
When it comes to mastering a single blade, Hawaii’s Slater Trout is hoping he can excel sitting down and standing up. The 15-year-old standup star, a freshman at Maui Preparatory Academy, is going from reeling in standup paddleboarding awards to kneeling in Olympic-style C-1s. And he’s doing a bang-up job. “He’s shown more talent than [...]
Colorado Season Opener Paddlefest kicks off another season of boating in the mecca of whitewater At the center of the whitewater mecca of Colorado is the town of Buena Vista. Once a sleepy, mining outpost southwest of Denver, Buena Vista is now the site of a funky downtown community designed by whitewater kayakers and siblings [...]
Kayak Fishing: GAME ON 2 follows Jim Sammons and his crew all over North America and beyond. Jim battles a 120 lb tuna in Panama, hunts musky on a 6-day whitewater kayak fishing trip in Canada, and chases yellowtail in the exposed waters off Baja. Plus, Montana, Texas and more. It’s on sale now.
2010 Star Series $1,199 (Elite/Crosslink); $1,049 (Superlinear) Star: L: 5’6”; W: 24.25”; All-Star: L: 5’10”; W: 25.75; Super Star: L: 6’1.5”; W: 27”; Mon-Star: L: 6’4.5”; W: 28.25” The new Stars totally dominated the 2009 World Freestyle Kayak Championships, taking four of five possible gold medals and 11 of 15 total medals. With four sizes, [...]
COHO STD & HI $945 / $960, glass/wood/glass composite, stitch-n-glue kit L: 17.5’; W: 23”; D: 12-13.5”; 39 lbs. Our best-selling boat. The sweeping curves of her multi-chine hull and cambered deck make an efficient and attactive ride for a novice or an experienced paddler. Magazine review: “The Coho is my hands-down favorite, the combination [...]
Josh Blazer is not a full-time developer, just someone who loves kayaking and does a little programming on the side for fun. His coding brainchild, “Extreme Sports Kayaking” was just approved and released for sale on Apple’s iTunes Store. Check it out at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/extreme-sports-kayaking/id371152361?mt=8 Or: http://sites.google.com/site/joshblazergames/ The current assistant vice president and regional director of [...]
It’s hard to believe that before Saturday, Red Bull-sponsored whitewater kayaker Tao Berman had never launched in his kayak off a ramp and into a river, especially with all the seasons he spent at the Oregon Cup, where ramp-hucking was an annual event. But at the big air ramp event at Richmond, VA’s annual Dominion [...]
BY ALAN KESSELHEIM On Friday I learned that I had a malignant tumor in my left eye. The doctor was certain. The first thing, he said, is to find out if it has metastasized. If it has gone to your liver, it’s time to get your affairs in order. If it hasn’t, there are things [...]
If there’s one thing common to urban development in North America, it’s the critical role rivers have played in settling the landscape. Most major U.S. cities are built on a body of water of one form or another, but few have embraced the natural assets of their riverfront like Richmond, Virginia. According to former world [...]
Last June, Canoe & Kayak Associate Editor Dave Shively set out to test the heck out of four slick, two-paddler rafts. Four rivers in five days across Colorado’s Rocky Mountain runoff yielded high water (7,500 cfs on the Colorado’s Shoshone stretch; 3,000 on the Royal Gorge), technical low water (450 on the Piedra), and stupid [...]
Each Tuesday, we’ll highlight a company in Canoe and Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of Feathercraft Folding Kayaks line. Stay tuned next week for more sacred crafts. KAHUNA / BIG KAHUNA $3,220, skin on frame L: 14′ 9″, W: 25″, 35 lbs. The Kahuna’s accelerate quickly and handle with [...]
In his hometown coming out party in the men’s division, junior World Champion and Reno Native Jason Craig took second at the Reno River Festival, coming up short to current men’s World Champion Nick Troutman. It was a huge day for the Jackson clan as Troutman’s wife Emily took the women’s title……Read more
Kevin Callan never imagined that one woman’s love of canoeing in pristine Ontario wilderness areas would create a global movement to clean up and rediscover “lost” canoe routes. Callan, a well-known Canadian canoeist and author of 12 canoeing and camping guidebooks, is organizing the fifth annual Great Wilderness Clean-up this weekend. The grassroots event started [...]
— A version of this story appears in 2010 issue of C&K’s Whitewater, available on newsstands everywhere now Advanced composites like Kevlar and carbon fiber have made their mark in everything from Tour de France race bikes to backcountry avalanche probes to tent poles. We’ve been using composite paddles for years, but only recently have [...]