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10 Paddling Skills Every Paddler Should Know!

Paddling Skill 1: Execute a J-stroke This paddling skill will save your shoulder from having to do extra work. Don’t rudder while your partner pulls...

ICF Mourns Passing of Otto Bonn, Tireless Servant of Canoeing

Otto Bonn, who devoted more than half his life to his beloved sport of canoeing, including almost 50 years working for the International Canoe...

David Hadden Joins Esquif Canoes

Frampton, Quebec’s Esquif Canoes has announced that David Hadden will join the company in the newly-created role of Director of Business Development. “David has been...

NFCT Celebrates 20th Year: Unveils New Strategic Plan, Absorbs Adirondack Watershed Alliance (AWA)

After 20 years of collaboration, the Northern Forest Canoe Trail continues to maintain and promote a 740-mile water trail running from the Old Forge,...

Open Canoe Mistakes: 11 Common Whitewater Miscues

By Douglas Wipper Hundreds of paddlers of all ages attend our canoe school annually. Day after day, we detect and correct paddling problems of all...

Haw Sisters Throw Their Names into the Dusi Hat Canoe Marathon

Having raced onto the podium in a K2 in their U23 days, the Haw Sisters, Tamika and Bianca have decided to turn up for...

Another One Bites the Dust: Longtime (and Beloved) Specialty Retailer Mountain Gear Plans to Shutter Doors

Cue up the Queen music: Another specialty shop has thrown in the towel on the tough outdoor (and paddlesports) market, with Spokane, Wash.’s Mountain...

New Reality Adventure Show: The Brigade! Bonus: Meet the Members!

Brace yourself: The newest reality adventure show “The Brigade: Race to the Hudson” has kicked off on the Outdoor Channel, which unites ten strangers...

China Hosts Biggest Ever Dragon Boat World Cup

An incredible 37 team from 29 countries are taking part in this weekend’s International Canoe Federation dragon boat world cup in Ningbo, China, making...

Madawaska Kanu Centre Named a Canadian Signature Experience

The Madawaska Kanu Centre was recently named a Canadian Signature Experience, one of only ten launched by the country’s national tourism board for the...

Using Paddling Events for Fundraising: Case Study — RiverTrek and Florida’s Apalachicola River

Story by Doug Alderson From paddling races to kayak poker runs, many nonprofit groups use events as engaging opportunities to raise funds. Starting with the basics:...

Slalom World Titles and Olympic Quotas on the Line in Spain

Olympic spots are looming. The biggest field of athletes in more than 15 years will take to the waters of La Seu in Spain...

Watch Jessica Fox’s Blistering World Cup Slalom Run Here!

Want to see paddling perfection? Check out Australian phenom Jessica Fox’s winning kayak run at the World Cup finals in the Czech Republic —...

Bending Branches Launches Sustainable Catalyst Canoe Paddle at PSR

The latest from Bending Branches, coming out at this week's third-annual Paddlesports Retailer tradeshow, is the new Catalyst canoe paddle. According to the brand,...

Check Out This Little Known Whitewater Park in the Outdoor Mecca of Northwest Arkansas

While neighboring Bentonville, Arkansas, and its popular mountain bike trail system gets much of the national hooplah when it comes to recreating in Northwest...

New Sport of Extreme Slalom Making Waves

A record 36 nations competing in the extreme canoe slalom competition at the recent Junior and U23 Canoe Slalom World Championships underlined the meteroric growth...

A Madawaska Kanu Centre Family Story

Essay by Adrick Brock Up until he turned 40, my dad received from my grandma a $50 bill for his birthday. He was bashful about...

Molto Bono! Italy Celebrates Best Slalom Weekend Ever

Italy recorded its best ever world cup result and Australia’s Jessica Fox returned to the winner’s podium for the first time this season on...

Wade Blackwood Resigns As ACA ED

Wade Blackwood, executive director of the American Canoe Association, has resigned his position, just four months after the departure of ACA COO Chris Stec....

Paddlesports Museum Underway in Southeast

Want to see some classic paddlesports gear? Head to Asheville, N.C. While the town fell short in its bid to host the International Whitewater Hall...

Come to Daddy’s: Tennessee’s Daddy’s Creek a Whitewater Haven

Daddy’s Creek meanders through Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau—most of the year. But, after heavy rainfall, it becomes one of the East Coast’s most exciting free-flowing...

International Whitewater Hall of Fame to Headquarter in Richmond

Richmond, Va., and its James River, will soon be home to the International Whitewater Hall of Fame. After a nationwide search led by the IWHOF...

Loony Laws Concerning Canoes

Prohibited from sitting in a canoe while reading comic books? Banned from using a feather duster to tickle a girl in a canoe? These laws and...

Nova Craft Canoe Sold

After 50 years in the canoe making business and 30 under owner Tim Miller, Nova Craft Canoe has new a owner and president in Chris...

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Teva Launches First TevaForever Recycling Program

In 1984, Teva created the world’s first sport sandal on the banks of the Grand Canyon, and spurred a...

Op Ed: NRS Marketing Director Mark Deming on Lower Snake River Dam Removal

Paddling Life checked in with NRS Marketing Director Mark Deming as he shares his thoughts on the restoration of...

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Breaking Down the C-1 Crossbow Draw (with Video!)

So you’re already a cartilage-missing miscreant who enjoys paddling...

70th Dusi Canoe Marathon Kicks Off (80-year-old Races for 10th Time!)

The COVID-19 pandemic isn't stopping South Africa's coveted Dusi...
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