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Pat Keller claims ‘Rey del Rio’ title

Photos from Chiapas, Mexico’s innovative three-event waterfall world championship and result rundown from the ‘Rey del Rio.’

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Boat Book – Sea Eagle

09.24.2010

Each week, we highlight companies in Canoe & Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of Sea Eagle. Stay tuned next week for more from our Boat Book. 330 Sport Kayak $299 for Deluxe Package, $349 for Pro Kayak Package, both in 33-mm PolyKrylar PVC L: 11’2″; W: 2’10″; 26 lbs. […]

No Mystery: Squirt Boating on the New River Rules

09.24.2010

For three guys who’ve made their names catching air on river waves around the world, Stephen Wright, Bryan Kirk and Dane Jackson know how to operate without it too. Here’s footage from a recent mystery move session as they go below the surface on West Virginia’s New River.

How To: Steep Creekin’

09.22.2010

The endearingly referred to “double drop” is the perfect dojo, if you will, to test your double black belt in boof skills. Why are back-to-backs so much fun to run? The timing, the multiple moves involved, and the grace and concentration required to successfully descend a double drop all add to the allure. On California’s […]

Boat Book – Rawson Boat, Inc.

09.21.2010

Each week, we highlight companies in Canoe & Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of Rawson Boats. Stay tuned next week for more from our Boat Book. Tangent 14 LP Designed for smaller paddlers, this boat is more stable than the standard 14. The standard 14 has a wider seat […]

Boat Book – Pyranha Kayaks

09.21.2010

Each week, we highlight companies in Canoe & Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of Pyranha. Stay tuned next week for more from our Boat Book. PDQ $1,099 in high-density polyethylene L: TBA; W: TBA; TBA gal., TBA lbs. The PDQ is a dynamic, user-friendly playing machine that will throw […]

Boat Book – Perception Kayaks

09.21.2010

Each week, we highlight companies in Canoe & Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of Perception. Stay tuned next week for more from our Boat Book. Tribe 9.5 $495, roto-molded plastic L: 9’5″; W: 31.5″; 47 lbs. The Tribe sit-on-top series is all about easy care, easy use and good […]

Boat Book – Pakboats Folding Kayaks

09.21.2010

Each week, we highlight companies in Canoe & Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of Pakboats Folding Kayaks. Stay tuned next week for more from our Boat Book. NEW XT-17 Solo Touring Kayak $1,920, anodized aluminum frame, PVC-coated skin L: 17′; W: 24″; 43 lbs. Full-size folding touring kayak with […]

Wood Works: 5 Crafted Canoe Movers

09.21.2010

Photo by Chris Bishow HOLZ CUSTOM Don’t let the decorative feathered pieces of red and white cedar fool you. Holz’s custom paddles, available in a wide selection of blade shape and shaft angle options, can go straight from hanging on the mantel to being thrown around your canoe. We tried the Switchback shaft (featuring a […]

Pair ‘em Up; Make ‘em Dance – Canoe Reviews

09.20.2010

“Criminy,” one tester said, looking over the fleet on the banks of Montana’s Gallatin River. “Who would have thought this herd of boats would spend a day on the river together?” Packable, crossover, tripping, inflatable, whitewater, touring, single-blade and double … the spectrum is considerable, but the concept is elegant: Pair up canoes from a […]

Unfiltered: Paul Caffyn – Expedition Kayaker

09.17.2010

Paul Caffyn cemented his legend as one of history’s greatest sea paddlers in 1982, when he completed the first kayak circumnavigation of Australia…

Dirtbag Diaries: Mapping Quebec’s Vachon

09.16.2010

The Vachon River begins at the base of Pingualuit Crater, more than 1,100 miles north of Montreal. A national park was created there in 2007 and I was hired to make a survey of the river. It took me 16 days: a week to cross 37 miles of lakes, eight days to paddle the 125 […]

Unfiltered: Payson Kennedy – Paddler, Mentor

09.15.2010

Photograph by PATRICK CAVAN BROWN Almost four decades ago, Payson Kennedy, his wife Aurelia, and Horace Holden founded a whitewater rafting business in a small gas station-grocery on the banks of the Nantahala River in Western North Carolina. Since 1972, the Nantahala Outdoor Center has grown into one of the nation’s leading companies for outdoor […]

The People Have Spoken – C&K Reader’s Choice Awards

09.11.2010

Official results are in for our First Annual Reader’s Choice Awards. Our recent online survey asked about the paddling people, feats and gear that most inspired you in 2010, and the votes poured in as 3,600 voted on 13 categories. Readers weighed in on everything from their favorite paddler to their favorite kayak. No surprise, […]

Unfiltered: Tom McEwan – Adventurer, Teacher

09.10.2010

Photograph by Irene Owsley Tom McEwan grew up at his family’s outdoor camp in Maryland, honing his paddling and mountaineering skills with his childhood friend, Wick Walker. They were among the first to regularly run waterfalls, and in 1975, McEwan, Walker and Dan Schnurrenberger made the first descent of Great Falls, the Potomac River’s crucible […]

Outrigger for the Ocean – A Journey From Seattle to San Diego

09.09.2010

When Margo Pellegrino launched her 21-foot outrigger canoe into the waters of Puget Sound, near Seattle, in early July, she wasn’t sure she’d ever make it self-propelled to San Diego, her destination. She wondered about how she’d handle the notorious surf of the Washington coast and the fickle river mouth sandbars of Oregon. But equally […]

World Records and High Water at Missouri’s Epic 340-Mile Monster

09.07.2010

By Phil White Reading about Huck Finn’s leisurely jaunts down the Missouri River is one thing. Making your own downriver adventure a reality is another matter. Scott Mansker emulated Mark Twain’s iconic literary figure on a homemade raft when he was a teenager. Five years ago and a decade of paddling adventures later, Mansker decided […]

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