Canoe & Kayak caught up with Aaron Pruzan, who has been involved in the legal process, to ask him about the bill to paddle in Yellowstone National Park.
A CASE FOR THE CORE They will see us through Last summer, Outside magazine proclaimed whitewater kayaking dead, citing meager boat sales, the disappearance of the professional freestyle circuit and a five-year-old participation study. The analysis by Associate Editor Grayson Schaffer seems strengthened by the fact that many of the sport’s marquee boat brands have […]
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WEATHER OR NOT – The 2009 Mayor’s Cup New York City Mayor’s Cup Kayak Championships organizer Ray Fusco has a tendency of getting more than he wishes for when he assembles some of the world’s best surfski paddlers and dozens of recreational racers for a 28-mile race around Manhattan. “The elite international guys want something […]
Sometimes the Monkey Spanks Back By Harrison Metzger The kayaker flips brutally as her boat twists off the launching pad of Gorilla. Upside down beneath the heavy curtain of whitewater, she plummets 18 feet into the deep rocky vortex, her boat impacting the underwater shelf below with a deep THUMP! That noise is heard dozens […]
Classic Footage from Alaska’s Susitna Barney Griffith’s classic movie shows Darwon Stoneman, Mike Hughes and crew descending the gnarly water of Alaska’s Susitna River in archaic equipment. We just wish the sound hadn’t been lost in Youtube translation. Griffith put the movie together as part of a film school project after participating in Rob Lesser’s […]
Kayaking Camcorders with Simon Willis Ex-BBC Videographer Simon Willis, who shot and edited the new DVD, Sea Kayak with Gordon Brown, offers suggestions for videoing sea kayaking. Cameras and water don’t mix. Sadly that goes double for camcorders. A tiny amount of moisture can trigger the internal sensor inside and you’ll not be able to […]
HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE North Carolina’s Green Race a down home classic The torrential rains that kept classic southeastern U.S. rivers running well into the fall means the locals will be all the tougher to beat at the Green River Narrows Race on November 7. “The phrase has been ‘the southeast is back,’” says Chris Gragtmans, […]
Water Baby: Ruth Gordon on freestyle, life and SUP Canadian freestyle kayaker Ruth Gordon has quietly made a name for herself as one of the world’s best competitive paddlers. In the past five years, she’s scored podium finishes in all of the biggest events, including a gold medal at the 2007 World Championships on Buseater, […]
Adidas Sickline Extreme Kayak World Championship Saturday, October 3rd, 2009, Oetztal Valley, Austria–Slowly the sun rises above the trees to warm the valley floor on this wonderful Indian summer day. It’s finals time during the 3rd Annual Adidas Sickline Extreme Kayak World Championship and 48 athletes are waiting for their runs down the famous “Wellerbruecke” […]
It’s finals time during the 3rd Annual Adidas Sickline Extreme Kayak World Championship and 48 athletes are waiting for their runs down the famous “Wellerbruecke” section of the Oetz river.
When Canadian filmmaker Chris Forde paddled the Mississippi River with Don and Dana Starkell a few summers ago, he couldn’t help but feel he was part of the original 1980 father and son journey from Winnipeg, Manitoba to the mouth of the Amazon River. “They were pretty much using the same equipment they had on […]
C&K On Assignment Wabakimi Provincial Park Imagine a tract of roadless wilderness the size of the Boundary Waters and Quetico combined that’s laced with whitewater rivers and interconnected lakes, peppered with smoothrock campsites and is home to one of North America’s most southerly herds of woodland caribou. At 2.2 million acres, northwestern Ontario’s Wabakimi Provincial […]