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OARS Launches “Guide School” Vid Series

While it's still no substitute for getting out there and pushing rubber, a new video series from OARS called “Guide School” is designed to...

Get ‘Em on the Water: Friends of the Yampa Launches Youth River Camps

Wondering how to grow the sport? Take the lead of Colorado's Friends of the Yampa, whose burgeoning Youth River Camps help youth get out...

That’s a Wrap! Paddling Film Fest Winners Announced

Break out the popcorn. In what could well be billed as paddling’s Oscars, the 18th Annual Paddling Film Festival World Tour premiered on Feb. 23, marking...

Inside the New Pyranha Firecracker Half-size/Half-slice (by Levi Rhodes)

Get ready to light your fuse and blast off. Pyranha’s new Firecracker is an explosive, downriver freeride energy machine that will up your play...

New Paddlesports Trade Coalition Formed

Paddlesports Industry leaders announce formation of Paddlesports Trade Coalition There's a new voice coming to the paddlesports industry. Paddlesports industry leaders gathered in Bentonville, Ark., January...

Canoecopia Coming March 10-12

Canoecopia, the largest paddlesports consumer event in the world, is back in action, coming up before you know it March 10-12. With over 100 confirmed...

Andrew Stern Departs Bending Branches/AquaBound

After almost 12 years with Osceola, Wisconsin, paddle-maker Branches/Aqua Bound, vice-president of marketing Andrew Stern is leaving his position to pursue a new opportunity and focus...

Calling a Spade a Spade: A Review of Spade’s New Bliss Kayak

By Luke Spencer, Clackamas River Outfitters Let's talk about Spade Kayak's 'Bliss'. But first, let's talk about Spade Kayaks. A relatively young manufacturer and lesser known...

Conflicting Reports: Helmet-makers Chime in on Recent Virginia Tech Helmet Study

A recent whitewater helmet comparison test from Virginia Tech University has drawn some attention from whitewater helmet manufacturers and distributors. Using its STAR rating...

Arena Group Acquires Digital Assets of Men’s Journal and Venture Network from A360 Media

As the print and digital magazine world turns. On Dec. 13, New York's The Arena Group, (NYSE American: AREN), a tech-powered media company home...

Mustang Survival President Jason Leggatt Resigns

Burnaby, BC's Mustang Survival President Jason Leggatt has resigned his position, according to the company. The announcement was made by Leggatt and Andrew Branagh, CEO of...

Inside the Pyranha “Thigh Hooker” (Plus Vid from 16-year-old sensation Judah Harms)

With shorter to medium sized paddlers wanting a more aggressive thigh hook in many Pyranha boats, the company has introduced a new offering called...

Outdoor Retailer Announces New Tradeshow Dates

OUTDOOR RETAILER ANNOUNCES WINTER PROGRAMMING TRANSFORMATION WITH NEW LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE AND NEW DATESNational event for outdoor and winter sports shifts to November 2023 from...

Extreme Kayaker, Big Mountain Skier Dean Cummings Acquitted of 2nd-degree Murder

Dean Cummings, a longtime Alaskan whitewater kayaker and founder of heli ski outfit Valdez H20 Heli Adventures in 1995, has been behind bars for...

As the Tradeshow World Turns: Big Gear Show Now Coming to Denver June 8-11

“Hasta luego, Utah, huuullooo Denver.” So says organizers of The Big Gear Show , which after three years in Park City, Utah, announced that...

New Kayak Shop Opens in Austin

Like a river reclaiming a riverbed, there’s a new kayak shop in Austin, Texas, opening just seven months after longtime Austin paddlesports retailer Austin...

Level Six Appoints Lotta Lettmann as European Marketing Manager

Ottawa , Canada - Level Six announced that Lotta Lettmann has joined the team as its new European Marketing Manager. Lettmann, the nice of...

YKK Develops Environmentally Friendly Water Repellent Zipper

YKK Corporation -- famed maker of zippers and other apparel ingredients -- says it has developed an environmentally friendly water repellent "AquaGuard NATULON" zipper....

Tales from the Cripps: Episode 5. When Pura Vida Goes Pear Shaped

5. When Pura Vida Goes Pear Shaped Take a ride on the pain train with a founding member of Durango's Narrow Escape Crew, Russ Gartner....

CKS Partner Post: Longboat Racing Tips from Chris Hipgrave

(By Jonny Ortiz/CKS): Longboat season is here, so CKS got a minute to chat with longboat legend Chris Hilgrave to share a few tips...

Level Six Celebrates Big 25!

Let’s just call that a lot of paddlewear. Canada’s Level Six celebrated its whopping 25th anniversary on October 8, officially launching its big bash at...

Tales from the Cripps: Episode 3. Tales from Honduras

Episode 3. Tales from Honduras Today, let’s travel through time and space to Central America in the 1990s. My guest spent several years exploring whitewater...

Sweet Protection Wanderer II and Rocker Top Renowned Virginia Tech Helmet Ratings

The Virginia Tech Biomechanics Helmet Lab impact tests helmets to evaluate their ability to reduce linear acceleration and rotational velocity of the head resulting from a range of impacts a whitewater kayaker might experience.

Earth is Our Only Shareholder: Patagonia Changes Ownership

Patagonia, a longtime maker of paddling under- and outer layers and founded by avid paddler and climber Yvon Chouinard, is changing hands. Kicking off...

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Alpacka Unveils 3 New Models for ’24: Behold the Rendezvous, Tango and Refuge (Plus an Update to the Valkyri)

Alpacka Raft has been working overtime this past season on its various designs, with proof coming this spring with its...
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A Test of Pelican’s 1120 Protector Case, A Lost Boat and a Swim to Remember

Photo by Mike Hagadorn I was about to be a new father and had been working as a rep for...

Row, Row, Row Your Boat, Mom: Mother Solo Rows 3,000 Miles Across Atlantic

Let's just say that's a heckuva lot of strokes, blisters and not having to think about packing kids' lunches...

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What Country’s Top in Kayak Cross? The Same that Punches Holes in its Cheese

Yep, the same country that punches holes in its...

2022 World Paddlesports Festival Set for Aug 26-29 in OKC 

Call it a Festivus for the Restivus. With the ICF Canoe...
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