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Week in Review: November 21, 2014

Monkeys attack kayaker! **language** Somebody should have told him not to feed (and swear at) the animals. LP the Wolf and Benny Marr get a nice beatdown on Class V (very) big water. Proof that rapids always look less gnarly on the GoPro You never know when your canoe will fall 100 feet onto concrete. […]

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Best In Show: Canoecopia 2012

03.13.2012

Here are C&K’s picks for the top five new pieces of trend-setting paddling gear at this year’s Canoecopia trade show.

USA Canoe/Kayak Going to Olympics

03.12.2012

After taking home Gold at the Pan American Championships, Team USA will have Olympians in both the C-1 and C-2 categories at the London 2012 Summer Games.

ACCESS DENIED

03.09.2012

In late January, an international group of expedition paddlers intending to descend the Río Copón-Chixoy in the northern Quiché region of Guatemala faced a traumatic experience as angry indigenous villagers near the put-in denied them access to the river. Read the exclusive story of their 14-hour detention here.

A Canoe Year

03.09.2012

Behind-the-scenes coverage of the making of “Canoe Movie 2: Uncharted Waters,” going into the first open-boat descent of Costa Rica’s Pozo Azul river in January. Watch an exclusive preview for the film here, set to debut Saturday, March 10 at this weekend’s Canoecopia trade show in Madison, Wisconsin.

Do or Die for U.S. Olympic Canoes

03.08.2012

This weekend’s Pan American Championships in Foz do Iguassu, Brazil, will be the last chance for the six men’s U.S. C-1 and C-2 paddlers to qualify for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

End Game

03.07.2012

Tao Berman has seen big waves like the one bearing down on him now, but never from the seat of his kayak and never while sitting in the impact zone.

2012 Boat Book

03.06.2012

Find your dream machine

2012 Apparel Guide

03.06.2012

A visual tour of some of the industry’s finest wares, from PFDs and pogies, to drysuits and baselayers

How it’s Built:

03.05.2012

Sit-on-tops are the quintessential everyman kayak. The SOT is stable, comfortable, maneuverable, durable and cheap. It fits the bill for weekend paddlers, anglers and resort liveries alike.

Behind the Scenes

03.05.2012

Inside Kentucky’s National Paddling Film Fest, one of the world’s longest-running paddlesports film festivals. Watch clips from the 2012 festival winners here.

Kayaking Ukraine: Setting Sail

03.03.2012

Jeffrey and Giulio stumble into a fisherman’s camp one day south of Kiev, and experience some Ukrainian hospitality.

The How of Why

03.01.2012

After being asked by Nikon to make the movie “Why” using their new D4 DSLR camera (which is now at the top of the C&K wish-list, along with the remote control helicopter they used to film Dane Jackson hucking waterfalls in Veracruz, Mexico), adventure filmmaker Corey Rich also decided to capture what went on behind the scenes of the project.

La Push Pummel

02.29.2012

45-knot winds and a 23-foot swell kept most paddlers out of the surf at La Push this weekend.

Heli Footage from the Little White

02.29.2012

Remember those awesome helicopter shots of Rush Sturges and Steve Fisher on the Little White Salmon from Sturges’s 2011 Frontier DVD? Well, even if not, here’s some more that didn’t make the final cut (but probably could have).

The Craziest Idea Wins

02.29.2012

On October 26, 2011, a hole was blasted in the base of the 95-year-old, 125-foot Condit Dam, located on Washington’s White Salmon River. The explosion marked the beginning of a national river restoration effort that was documented by Portland, Ore., paddler/filmmaker Andy Maser in the short film The Craziest Idea, which was recently named Best Professional Documentary at the NPFF.

Nepalese Paddlers get the Nod

02.28.2012

Lakpa Tsheri Sherpa and Sano Babu Sunuwar have been voted the 2012 National Geographic Adventurers of the Year.

In Their Own Words

02.28.2012

Here, Jon Turk and Erik Boomer talk candidly about their 1,495-mile, 104-day Ellesmere expedition and walk you through the amazing imagery they captured.

Buyer's Guide

Buyer's Guide