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Paddling Events 2017

January 15-18 Paddle Florida along Peace River, Paddleflorida.org February 21-23 Golden Gate Sea Kayak Symposium; San Francisco, CA March 6-8 Canoecopia; Madison, MI, Rutabaga.com, 1-800-472-3353 13-15 Alabama Games 20-22 Jersey Paddler...

Life Changer: Katie Hilleke on Kayaking and Cancer

The staff at Padding Life is proud to bring you the following account of Katie Hilleke’s life-changing adjustment to living with cancer. Though sometimes it doesn't seem like it, there’s a lot more important things than kayaking...

Shredding the Schwag

Joe Carberry recently visited Portland, Oregon on a gear testing trip and the water was gushing. Bloated waterfalls and steep waves were par for the course, as were cold hands and ice-cold beer. Following is a run down of the gear he abused: Helemts--The Sweet Rocker S1; paddles: The AT 2; Palm Torrent Drysuit; PFD: Salus; Boat: Liquidlogic Ronin

On the Road with Corey Volt (Kayaking’s Favorite Red-headed Stepchild)

Tales from the Road from your Favorite Red-headed Stepchild How is every one doing? I’m doing quite well……right now I’m sitting in a McDonalds in...

First Legal Descent of Upper Chattooga In 30 Years

January 5th and 6th of 2007 marked the first legal descent of the upper Wild and Scenic Chattooga River in over 30 years. A team of kayakers and canoeists took two days to explore the river, traversing countless rapids and small waterfalls as they traveled through a remote and beautiful valley.

Holy Alphabet Soup…PPA Now PIA

We have TAPS, OIA, USCA, ACA, AO, USACK and now PPA is adding to the alphabet soup of paddlesports acronyms by changing to PIA. Still, it's a step in the right direction toward one indsutry for all... (If anyone can spell a paddling-related work out of all the above, send it in and we'll send you a free dry bag)

Big Oscar, Tao Gets Huck Doll, Bobbing for Spam and more

Paddling Life's roundup of recent news in the paddling world. Paddling Immortality Plus Big Oscar, Toy Tao, Bobbing for Spam, A Fire in the Boundary Waters, and More! Achieving paddling immortality takes more than mad skills and big brass balls. You’ve also got to preserve the silver-and-cellulose record, says Kent Ford, whose “Digitize Paddlesports Project” (www.performancevideo.com) converts filmed exploits to digital video. “Film of the early paddling days is decaying in closets across the country,” he says. “We’re documenting the evolution of paddlesports and can use all the footage we can get.”

Why You Should Be A Raft Guide

There are countless reasons to become a raft guide. Here are two...
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