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C&K Visits the Eddyline Factory

By Jeff Moag About a decade ago thermoformed kayaks turned the paddling industry on its ear. These kayaks fill the middle ground between rotomolded plastic kayaks, and lighter, more expensive composite boats. They’re the Mama Bear of sea kayaks—not too heavy, not too expensive. For most everyday paddlers, they’re just right. I’ve paddled thermoformed boats […]

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The 2012 Creekboat Review: Bombing Seattle

05.01.2012

C&K tests out the best of this year’s fleet of new creekboats.

Habitat

04.30.2012

Rafting hasn’t been able to enjoy much time in the limelight, but filmmakers Ryan Scott and Han Hoomans are looking to change that with the release of ‘Habitat’ this Friday, May 5.

Souls+Water Release

04.26.2012

NRS and Forge Motion Pictures’ new five-part short film series, Of Souls+Water, premiering this Saturday, April 28, isn’t your typical paddling flick. It actually tells a story (while still showing folks paddling the gnar too. Don’t worry).

The Trans-Territorial Canoe Expedition

04.25.2012

Four Midwesterners plan to paddle and portage 2,600 miles across Canada from the Pacific Ocean to Hudson Bay.

Northwest Creeking Competition 2012

04.24.2012

Vitamin D unexpectedly struck the annual Northwest Creeking Competition with a blanket of sunshine that had competitors and spectators dazed with disbelief.

Video: Devil’s Washbowl

04.23.2012

The late Charlie Beavers first paddled through this keyhole to oblivion, surviving a piton halfway down the 60-foot falls. Thinking that more is better, Dan Simenc and Tyler Allyn gave it a go last spring at a full-on juicy level.

Get Ready: The 2012 Olympic Flatwater Sprint Trials

04.19.2012

The U.S. is only sending two sprint kayakers to London, and they could be named this Friday in Oklahoma City, host of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Flatwater Sprint.

How To…Avoid Getting Run Over By a Boat

04.19.2012

As tempting as strapping road flares to your bow may be, there are a few more practical (and subtle) tips to remember when sharing the water with motorboats.

On the Line with a Legend

04.17.2012

How a chance phone call connected an aspiring young paddler to his inspiration.

Tripping Canoes

04.16.2012

C&K tests four tripping canoes with a family float test through the heart of Canyonlands National Park

Kevin Callan’s Wilderness Quest

04.16.2012

In shooting “Wilderness Quest,” Kevin Callan set out to document how the lakes, rivers and portages of the Quetico and neighboring Boundary Waters Canoe Area influence its visitors.

Olympic Trials Day Three: Final Decisions

04.14.2012

After their demanding, emotional three-day Trial by Water, the newly named U.S. Team deserve a pat on the back. Now it’s on to Cardiff, and then London.

Olympic Trials Day Two: Nothing Is Certain

04.13.2012

This year’s trials have become infused with an inclusive, celebratory spirit that remembers that racing can be fun and stimulating for all involved.

Olympic Trials Day One: Order From Chaos

04.13.2012

A fun, carnival atmosphere prevailed at the US National Whitewater Center during the first day of the Olympic Trials yesterday. The day was clear, the sun was hot—and so was the racing.

Stopping the Susitna

04.12.2012

After lying dormant for more than 20 years, the plan to dam Alaska’s Susitna River is back on the table.

The Jackson Family Goes To… The Olympics?

04.11.2012

The whitewater clan of Eric, Dane, and Emily Jackson will be competing in Charlotte, N.C., this weekend at the Olympic Slalom Trials. Will they make Team USA?

The Wilderness Classroom

04.11.2012

Getting ready to start the final 5,000 mile leg of their 11,700 mile North American Odyssey on May 7 from Grand Portage, Minn., to Key West, Fla., Dave and Amy are working with over 70,000 students and 1,800 teachers as they explore the North America by canoe, kayak, and dogsled.

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