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Lefevre Gold at 2014 Slalom Worlds

Joe Potoczak UPDATE: Fabien Lefevre has won the 2014 C-1 world championship at home in his adopted country. It’s Lefevre’s seventh ICF world championship gold, but his first in C-1, and first as an American. The podium: Lefevre (USA) 106.82 clear, Savsek (SLO) +1.80, Anton (GER) +3.48. Have no words for the greatest paddler ever!! […]

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Highlights from the Highlife

08.28.2013

Whitewater paddler and filmmaker Fred Norquist talks about the makings of his highlight reel and what inspired him to choose the path he’s on in life.

A Legend Passes

08.27.2013

C&K remembers Tom Johnson, one of paddling’s great innovators, who passed away last weekend and left behind a legacy that shaped the world of whitewater forever.

Made in Canada

08.26.2013

A new series features Canada’s great rivers through the eyes of the locals who paddle them. This installment follows Quebec paddler Billy Thibault as he kayaks his backyard run the Neilson River.

Trust Your Gut

08.26.2013

After three years of contemplating and a whole life of dreaming, Rafa Ortiz decides not to run Niagra Falls.

Back to the Schuylkill

08.26.2013

Before the kids head back to school, you still have time to cross the “Take a Canoe Trip with the Family” item off the bucket list and help them learn about our great nation’s history in the paddling process.

Paddling a National Water Trail

08.23.2013

Last weekend, more than 150 paddlers celebrate the Willamette River and its new inclusion into the National Water Trail System with the 13th annual Paddle Oregon.

Trade Talks: Liquidlogic Stinger XP

08.23.2013

In this installment of Trade Talks, C&K caught up with Shane Benedict at the 2013 Summer Outdoor Retailer to talk about the new Liquidlogic kayak, the Stinger XP.

Gear Up For: the Downwinder

08.23.2013

Harnessing the power of the swell and wind doesn’t require a whole new kit of gear, but there are a few key things you won’t want to come without when paddling offshore under the tropical Hawaiian sun.

Trade Talks: Delta 12S

08.22.2013

In this installment of Trade Talks, C&K recently caught up with Ted Keyes at the 2013 Summer Outdoor Retailer to talk about the new Delta kayak, the 12S.

Look Good to Feel Good

08.22.2013

Knowing how to paddle is always good, but knowing what to wear for the water can mean the difference between an uncomfortable experience and a great time.

Clutch Kayak Rescue

08.21.2013

During their quest for the summer of stouts in Washington State, the Demshitz crew faced some epic moments in and out of their boats on the whitewater. Here’s a video of one of the more intense swims, right above Hamma Hamma.

The Summer of Stouts

08.21.2013

We caught up with team member David Fusilli after their latest video “Demshitz tours Washington’s Stouts” released last Friday. The team found themselves in Washington running—and sometimes swimming—the best whitewater the state had to offer.

Return of the Duct Tape Kayak

08.20.2013

The same three friends are back, this time with a better duct tape kayak design and a fundraising effort for another cause.

Draw the Line

08.16.2013

On July 27, river enthusiasts from across the Northwest gathered on the Columbia River to transform their tiny paddle-powered crafts into powerful tools for protest. The Portland chapter of Rising Tide organized over 800 people for a non-violent direct action on the Columbia River called Summer Heat. The figurative line along the Interstate 5 bridge stated a simple message: end fossil fuel exports from the Columbia River Gorge.

Trade Talks: Cobra Lightweight Series

08.16.2013

In this installment of Trade Talks, OR, C&K recently caught up with Wayne Jackson at the 2013 Smmer Outdoor Retailer to talk about their new Cobra kayaks, the Super Light Series.

Trade Talks: Pack Element Canoe

08.16.2013

In this installment of Trade Talks, OR, C&K caught up with Mark Hall of Kayak Distribution at the 2013 Smmer Outdoor Retailer to talk about Old Town’s new canoe the Pack Element.

Hasta Luego, Royalex Canoe

08.15.2013

In early August, Avon Lake, announced that it is closing its plants and ceasing production of Royalex, ending the era of Royalex canoes.

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