Core Exercises for Paddlers, Part II

Core Exercises for Paddlers, Part II

The torso is the paddler’s powerhouse. It’s where we get our “oomph” to boof, sweep, and forward paddle our way through the biggest of rapids. It protects our spine and gives us the support to[...]

Rescue Lessons Caught on Tape: Pin Situation

Rescue Lessons Caught on Tape: Pin Situation

Chris Gragtmans runs through the lessons learned from video he captured during a tense pin/extraction on Colton Falls of New York's Raquette River.

A New Point of View

A New Point of View

Catching up with Brad Tallent to learn what it takes to go on a trip like his Gulf to Gulf Odyssey and come back with a story like the feature film he just released.

Core Exercises for Paddlers, Part I

Core Exercises for Paddlers, Part I

By Kim Russell The torso is the paddler’s powerhouse. It’s where we get our “oomph” to boof, sweep, and forward paddle our way through the biggest of rapids. It protects our spine and gives us[...]

Yoga for Paddlers, Part II

Yoga for Paddlers, Part II

By Kim Russell –Check out Yoga for Paddlers, Part I It is all too common for paddlers to have a sore lower back and hips. While paddling, we are seated with a posteriorly tilted pelvis for hours[...]

Yoga for Paddlers, Part I

Yoga for Paddlers, Part I

By Kim Russell As paddlers, we are often in a forward flexed position, straining the back and torso as well as hips and SI joints. Shoulders are can be overloaded when they find themselves in vulnerab[...]

How to Avoid Elbow and Wrist Tendonitis–for Paddlers

How to Avoid Elbow and Wrist Tendonitis–for Paddlers

By Kim Russell Have you ever suffered from sore wrists and elbows after a long season of paddling? Wrist and elbow tendonitis, as well as carpal tunnel, are generally characterized by chronic soft-tis[...]

Video: How to Perfect Your Greenland Roll

Video: How to Perfect Your Greenland Roll

So, you think you’re pretty good at rolling? Try swapping your paddle for a brick. In this video by filmmaker Andrew Elizaga, internationally renowned paddling instructor James Manke shares some[...]

Tips for Dealing With Bears & Bugs

Tips for Dealing With Bears & Bugs

The boys encounter two of the North's most troublesome locals: bears and bugs.

How to Repair Your Kayak on the River

How to Repair Your Kayak on the River

At 14 years old, Sage Donnelly has already made quite the name for herself in the paddling world. She regularly wins slalom races, competes in Class V creeking competitions (she took second at this ye[...]

How To Rig a Canoe Catamaran

How To Rig a Canoe Catamaran

Windbound with a big lake crossing ahead, the crew decide to rig a canoe catamaran.

How to Read Water

How to Read Water

By Colin Kemp Becoming a well-rounded paddler requires learning a mix of hard skills (such as bracing, throw rope practice, strokes) and soft skills (such as reading water). All too often, however, th[...]