Tip of the Week: Carving is Cool

Tip of the Week: Carving is Cool

Jackson Kayak Tip of the Week By Clay Wright When I learned to snowboard, I skidded noisily from side to side, throwing snow on every turn. Years later, a friend taught me to edge into my turns, silen[...]

Tip of the Week: How to Pack a Throwbag

Tip of the Week: How to Pack a Throwbag

By Wesley R. Bradley Do you have a rope? Do you know how to use it? I find myself asking these questions often, especially before putting on the river with a new group of kayakers. It is common knowle[...]

Tip of the Week: Flatwater Training

Tip of the Week: Flatwater Training

Jackson Kayak Tip of the Week By Zofia Tula Flatwater paddling allows us to focus on the small things, which in turn improves our freestyle kayaking. I think this is especially true for women who have[...]

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[...]

Tip of the Week: How to Fix a Dent in Your Kayak

Tip of the Week: How to Fix a Dent in Your Kayak

Jackson Kayak Tip of the Week By Boyd Ruppelt It happens to all of us at some point, that moment when all the fun, excitement, and exhilaration of paddling whitewater comes to a screeching halt. Reali[...]

Tip of the Week: Taking your Playboating to the Next Level

Tip of the Week: Taking your Playboating to the Next Level

Jackson Kayak Tip of the Week By Emily Jackson Tons of people I have had the pleasure of boating with talk about hitting a “plateau” or “hump” in their playboating. Doing the same moves for ye[...]

Tip of the Week: Maintaining Directional Awareness

Tip of the Week: Maintaining Directional Awareness

With practice you can train your internal gyroscope to translate all the sensations you feel underwater into fairly accurate map of your travel route down the river.

Tip of the Week: Finding a New Paddling Crew

Tip of the Week: Finding a New Paddling Crew

Jackson Kayak Tip of the Week. Lets face it, at one point in our kayaking journey we have all picked up the phone and made numerous phone calls to find other paddlers without success.

Tip of the Week: Up Your Game

Tip of the Week: Up Your Game

By Heather Herbeck Here are my top 5 ways to challenge yourself when you’re ready to “step it up.” When Class II starts being easy, but you find Class III a little intimidating, or if you ju[...]

Tip of the Week: How to Make the Basics Challenging Again

Tip of the Week: How to Make the Basics Challenging Again

Jackson Kayak Tip of the Week by Crystal Gustin When you want to up your kayaking skills, many think you need to go bigger. My thoughts are just the opposite. Kayaking is a sport where we can’t [...]