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Virtual Coach: Peeling Out of an Eddy with Paul Kuthe

Peeling out is a river skill that all whitewater boaters practice every day they spend on moving water. From leaving the put-in eddy to navigating down the river, being able to enter and exit eddies gracefully is essential. Even advanced paddlers take pleasure in a smooth peel out into fast-moving current and feeling the rush of acceleration to the river’s speed.

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2008 Inflatables Gear Review

02.07.2008

INFLATABLES The first rafts used in commercial operations were surplus WWII pontoons used by the Army make temporary bridges. We’ve come a long way since then, but the basic concept is the same—keep the cargo afloat in a durable, collapsible package. These days, one ultralight inflatable allows you to hike across two Arctic mountain ranges […]

Endangered Species: Are Whitewater Canoeists Endangered?

12.11.2007

Are open boaters disappearing from American rivers?

Yellowstone River Canoe Trip

12.06.2007

Sawyer barely crests 100 pounds, but he’s comfortable in class 3 water and already has a trip resume many adults will never achieve.

Video Camera Setup for Whitewater Rafting

11.20.2007

How to set up a rig for getting great video camera footage of river rafting.

Paddling Drytops 2007

10.03.2007

Waterproof Your Wardrobe in time for the wet season.

Summer Kayak Gear Review

08.18.2007

Sunny days and soaring temps call for the right gear. Here’s a look at what’s out there now to complete your paddling season tool kit.

Alpacka Packrat

06.26.2007

Is the Alpacka Raft the real deal? Packrafting is a legitimately novel way to explore new waterways.

Paddling Terms

06.26.2007

Learn the Lingo – A Glossary of Uncommon Paddling Terms first appeared in Beginner’s Guide ’07

Rafting Russia’s Bashkaus River

06.22.2007

Four rafters ruffle the iron curtain in homemade rafts.

Owyhee River

02.13.2007

The Owyhee River takes you on an intoxicating desert run.

Kayak Tow Systems Review

01.19.2007

Knowledge is key in choosing a safe effective rescue system

Waterfalls on Colorado’s San Juan River

10.27.2006

A deluge on the San Juan River lifted a fun float into a new level.

Car Racks for Kayaks – Load ‘Em Up

04.25.2006

How are you going to get that kayak or canoe to the water? Tim Farmer lays out the options.

Baja With Kids

04.19.2006

Mixing rich Mexican culture, bathtub-warm water, and a little adventure, Conception Bay is the perfect Baja destination for a family sea kayaking trip.

By Tom Bol

First appeared in Beginner’s Guide to Canoeing and Kayaking, 2006

Kayaking Belize

03.17.2006

Beautiful tropical Belize, with its junlge rivers and coral atolls, is guaranteed to make your midwinter blues fade away.

Getting Started in a Kayak

12.02.2005

Sea kayaking can be as gear-intensive as any other sport, but every kayaker eventually acquires similar, basic gear, and you only need a few things to get you started.

Buying a Kayak Basics

12.02.2005

You want to buy a kayak, but you don’t know where to begin. Don’t worry – we’ll help you sort it out. From our annual Buyer’s Guide, here are the basics of buying a kayak.

Buyer's Guide

Buyer's Guide