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Race Preview: Adidas Sickline 2014

When the world’s top kayakers began arriving in Austria’s Oetztal this week, they were greeted with sunny days, low flows and the technical lines that make the annual Adidas Sickline Championships one of Europe’s most-anticipated whitewater events. Overnight rain brought water up significantly on Wednesday, however, and racers found themselves training on a much more […]

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Russell Henry to Race Around Vancouver Island

05.29.2014

Victoria, B.C. local Russell Henry plans to race 740 miles around Vancouver Island in an attempt to break Colin Angus’s 2011 speed record.

Infallible Inflatable Kayaks

05.28.2014

Seven solo, self-bailing inflatable kayaks highlighted in our June 2014 issue and put to the test on high- and low-water runs down the Yampa, Green and Colorado rivers out West, featuring the latest from NRS, Hyside, AIRE, SOTAR, SOAR, Advanced Elements, and Innova.

2014 Bigfork Whitewater Festival

05.28.2014

Photo coverage from Memorial Day Weekend’s Bigfork Whitewater Festival by Rick and Dody Sheremeta. The popular multi-discipline Montana competition marks the halfway mark of the 10-event Western Whitewater Championship Series.

Gulf to Gulf Odyssey

05.27.2014

A day-to-day, POV-shot look into Brad Tallent and Austin Graham’s seven months spent paddling 3,000 miles from the Gulf of St. Lawrence to the Gulf of Mexico with the trailer to the forthcoming documentary to their ‘Gulf to Gulf Odyssey.’

One for the Flats: Innova Swing II

05.27.2014

Innova’s Swing II L: 13’2”; W: 33”; 31 lbs. ($799;innovakayak.com While most of the above companies also offer IKs for touring, none specialize in it as much as Innova, whose new Swing II has something most other IKs don’t: a deck to keep spray at bay. Measuring 13’2” and weighing 31 lbs, the tandem can […]

Advanced Elements’ Attack

05.27.2014

Advanced Elements Attack: Nimble and lean on the pricing as well, this whitewater-ready solo shooter handles pushy rapids with a PVC shell with adjustable seat and thigh braces.

SOAR Inflatables’ S10

05.27.2014

SOAR Inflatables S10: This more-than-capable river-runner offers a well-handling, high ride with 12-inch tubes and two seat options on a wider platform of Hypalon/neoprene.

SOTAR Liquid SL

05.27.2014

SOTAR Liquid SL: Fast, nimble and endlessly customizable with four solo length options, plus a solid urethane build with adjustable foot braces, thigh straps and backrest.

AIRE Force 1

05.27.2014

AIRE Force 1: The hole-blasting whitewater granddaddy of ‘em all has AIRE’s trademark PVC-shelled urethane bladders and boasts welcome adjustable thwarts.

Hyside Stinger

05.27.2014

Hyside Stinger: Big-water adventure awaits. Strap in your thighs to this sleek-tapered design with a beefy, rock bashing 2,520-denier Hypalon bottom chafer.

NRS Outlaw 1

05.27.2014

NRS Outlaw 1: Packs a punch for the price, this lightest-in-fleet kayak also punches holes with PVC-coated construction, generous 18 inches of rocker and a bomber drop-stitch floor.

Sardinia’s White Coast

05.25.2014

Mike Bezemek “Is dangerous coast,” says Francesco. He points north across turquoise sea toward the shadowy coastal mountains we will reach tomorrow. “Cinque-cento meters.” He sets down his paddle and lifts his palms. “Up. From the sea.” Floating next to him, I convert Castilian-influenced Italiano into Español, then English, then from metric to feet. “Fifteen-hundred […]

Kayaking Sardinia’s White Coast

05.25.2014

There’s a moment on any kayak trip when it all becomes worth it. The writer is learning just when that moment is on the Sardinia White Coast.

Sardinia’s White Coast

05.25.2014

During his adventure kayaking Sardinia’s White Coast, the writer asks whether the sardines are named after the location. He gets his answer.

Sardinia’s White Coast

05.25.2014

The writer, a whitewater paddler, finds himself won over by the sea after adventuring along Sardinia’s White Coast.

HOW TO PACK: Expedition with kids

05.22.2014

The idea of kids and canoe trips can seem like a daunting undertaking. Don’t fret; here are some Dan Clark’s tips and tricks to create the best memories in your life.

Demshitz Celebrates the Pacific Northwest

05.22.2014

The Demshitz crew finds paradise in several runs in the Northwest. This latest edit just showcases “Eagle Crick” and the Little White Salmon.

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