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Moose on the Loose

With rainfall doubling the flow of New York’s Moose River, the MooseFest race finale to the Whitewater King of New York point series lived up to its wild reputation as the last big paddling event the year for Northeast paddlers.

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2010 Apparel: 2010 Helmet and Drysuits

08.03.2010

New helmet and drysuits featured in our 2010 Gear Guide issue from Canoe & Kayak magazine.

Copy of Copy of 2010 Paddles

08.03.2010

WOODEN HYBRIDS MITCHELL BLACK MAGIC ($435, $500 bent shaft, mitchellpaddles.com) 28 oz., 30 oz. bent shaft. Custom sized. Peter Mitchell conjures up a powerful mixture of carbon composite and natural wood with his new Black Magic, a hand-crafted, high-end touring stick designed for paddlers who prefer shorter shafts, powerful strokes and full-size blades. Make paddling […]

Marcus Demuth: Back in the Saddle in the UK

08.03.2010

After a disappointing attempt to paddle the perimeter of Chile’s Isla Grande Tierra Del Fuego barely six months ago, New York City sea kayaker Marcus Demuth affirmed his place as one of the world’s best – if least known – expedition paddlers with an 80-day circumnavigation of the 2,450-mile coastline of Great Britain. Demuth survived […]

How To: Extreme Sculling High Brace

07.30.2010

Sculling-moving the paddle blade back and forth across the water’s surface to create lift-is a great technique to maintain balance in a sea kayak. Unlike high- or low-braces, which only provide momentary support, a sculling stroke provides ongoing balance as long as you keep your paddle blade in motion. Sculling is most often used for […]

Book Review: Grey Owl and Me

07.28.2010

In the early 1900s, an Englishman named Archie Belaney came to North America in search of adventure and became one of the first to romanticize the notion of canoe-tripping in the Canadian wilderness. Belaney quickly fell in with the Teme-Augama Anishnabe, the “Deep Water People”, a native Ojibwa tribe whose traditional lands encompass present-day Temagami, […]

Boat Book – Hurricane Kayaks

07.27.2010

Each week, we highlight companies in Canoe & Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of Hurricane Kayaks. Stay tuned next week for more from our Boat Book. SANTEE 116 SPORT $899, Trylon (thermoformed abs plastic) L: 11’6″; W: 28″; 35lbs. The Santee 116 Sport handles like the 116, but is […]

Boat Book – Impex Kayaks

07.27.2010

Each week, we highlight companies in Canoe & Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of Impex Kayaks. Stay tuned next week for more from our Boat Book. ASSATEAGUE Available in fiberglass, Kevlar, carbon/Kevlar or K-Lite. L: 17’10″; W: 22.5″; 59 lbs. This larger version of our Currituck gives large to […]

9-Year-Old Kid Lands 51-Pound Fish From a Kayak

07.27.2010

Louisiana grade schooler Cody Louviere woke at 3:00 a.m. to go kayak fishing with his grandfather, and was rewarded with a 51.8-pound Black Drum. The duo used kayaks to access Gulf waters as yet unsullied by the oil spill. Read the full story at www.weeklycitizen.com.

Boat Book – Feelfree Kayaks

07.26.2010

Each week, we highlight companies in Canoe & Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of Feelfree Kayaks. Stay tuned next week for more from our Boat Book. MOVE $519 in roto-molded polyethylene L: 8’10″; W: 29″; 41 lbs. The new Move is agile, stable, and fun. Feelfree’s integrated wheel in […]

Summer Movie Season – Dashboard Empanada

07.26.2010

In this installment of the Summer Movie Season, we look at the Demshitz Posse’s Dashboard Empanada, the title of which is a play off the classic Dashboard Burrito. Check out Jared and Graham Seiler, Ian, Evan and Nate Garcia as well as a host of other paddlers as they barnstorm Chilean whitewater. It’ll definitely make […]

South Korea – Land of the Dam

07.23.2010

South Korea is roughly the size of Indiana but according to Currents, a river stewardship-focused Web TV series that uses whitewater kayaking to educate the general public about the plight of the world’s rivers, the country contains more than 18,000 dams. Here, Currents examines the southern Korean peninsula and its whitewater potential threatened by hydro […]

Expeditions: Going It Alone

07.21.2010

Photograph by Michael Paul Franklin The recent scuttle about Freya Hoffmeister’s historic solo rounding of Australia’s rugged and unforgiving coast, both online and in this magazine, got us thinking: What earlier exploits compare to hers? It takes a certain type to go solo in the open ocean. There’s no one to suffer with, no one […]

Boat Book – Epic Kayaks

07.20.2010

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 […]

Boat Book – Eddyline Kayaks

07.19.2010

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 […]

Dirtbag Diaries: Mississippi Source to Sea

07.19.2010

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 […]

Summer Movie Season – Haymaker

07.16.2010

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 […]

Boat Book – Delta Kayaks

07.15.2010

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 […]

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