Werner Surge

REVIEW: Werner Surge Paddle

September 19, 2019
The Surge offers a racing blade that can take a beating. The fiberglass makes it great for paddling anything from big water to low volume creeking.
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Snap Dragon Spray Skirts

July 3, 2019
A Repost from 2013 http://cksblog.com/2013/04/kyle-smith-reviews-the-snapdragon-armortex-exp-sprayskirt/ Helmet. Check. PFD. Check. Paddle. Check. Boat. Check. Hmmm what am I missing… Spray Decks…Probably one of the dullest items to talk about in kayaking, yet, possibly the most essential additional piece besides the kayak itself. Spray decks, no matter how durable they are to begin with, eventually wear out… View Article

Spencer Huff’s Pyranha 9R Review

September 7, 2016
CKS Squad Member Spencer Huff reviews the Pyranha 9R As kayaking continues to progress and push new limits, new kayak designs must evolve to ensure they are up to the task. Up until recently most creek boat designs have been quite similar, wide rounded hulls with big bows and with continuous rocker. This makes them… View Article

Astral Rassler Review

July 26, 2016
The Astral Rassler is the best creek boating shoe on the market. There, I said it. Now that I’ve got that out of the way, let me explain my point. Until recently, I have worn the Astral Brewers. The Brewers are a great, versatile shoe. They can be worn on the trail, on the water,… View Article

Smaller Shaft For Efficient Strokes

June 23, 2016
I’ve been using Werner Paddles since I started boating, so this review is not going to be about their quality or durability. The paddles speak for themselves in that manner and I don’t feel like beating a dead horse. (If you need further proof, look at what 90% of the pro’s use as their paddle… View Article

Only in Dreams Part 3: River Running

March 29, 2016
Ah, river running. Arguably the most popular of all whitewater kayaking disciplines, river running can mean a variety of things. For some, river running is picking apart your favorite, local run, each time choosing a new, hot line. For others, it means exploring a beautiful section of river in a new region, while for others,… View Article

Top 5 Colorado Boating Towns

January 12, 2016
Colorado is a state known for its plethora of adventure opportunities. The Rocky Mountains provide the state’s residents with prime opportunities to access some of the country’s best mountains, rivers and deserts. The boating season in Colorado may be short, but when it’s good, it’s great. Beautiful blue skies, views that extend for miles, mountains… View Article

8 Holiday Gifts For The Whitewater Kayaker In Your Life

November 9, 2015
1. Sweet Rocker Half Cut Helmet ($219.00) The go-to helmet of many of the world’s top paddlers, the Sweet Rocker makes an excellent Christmas gift. By using a unique combination of carbon fiber and plastic, the Rocker is designed to take a hit over and over again, protecting your noggin each and every time. The… View Article

GoPro HD HERO2 Outdoor Edition Review

October 16, 2012
The new GoPro Hero 2 Outdoor Edition is an incredibly versatile and durable high definition video camera.

New SUP and Whitewater Kayaking Products For 2013

August 7, 2012
There are lots of reasons to attend OR (Outdoor Retailer). The party’s non-stop from the day that you arrive, till your hangover wears off, 3 days after you leave.