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Burnzy’s Top 5 Class 5 Necessities

August 23, 2016
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Well, here we are again. The water levels are starting to drop, the days are getting shorter, and the ever encroaching fall season is getting closer. However, don’t let the winter blues settle in just yet! Gore season (at least mortal flow season) is upon us and if you’re serious about your whitewater recreation, then… View Article
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Foam Core vs. Fiberglass Whitewater Kayak Paddles

August 6, 2016
Foam Core vs. Fiberglass Whitewater Blades – by Nick Gottlieb When I first started thinking about this review, it was going to be a review of the Werner Stikine, a foam-core paddle. I’ve been using Werner foam-core blades for a long time (Stikine and Shogun) and had some ideas about what to say. I was… View Article
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Astral Rassler Review

July 26, 2016
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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
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STARBOARD ASTRO WHOPPER DELUXE 10′ PRODUCT REVIEW

July 19, 2016
The Starboard Astro Whopper Deluxe 10′ has been on the market for a few years now. The Whopper in fact, is one of the greatest single inflatable board designs that we have ever sold.  Not only is it the most popular inflatable SUP design that CKS has ever sold, it one of the most popular… View Article
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The Starboard Astro Stream Family

July 12, 2016
You can’t have a conversation about inflatable stand up paddle boards without bringing up the brand Starboard, and you can’t talk about whitewater SUP, without mentioning the name Dan Gavere.  For those of you that don’t know, Dan was a true pioneer in the world of whitewater kayaking. There are not many people alive today… View Article
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Smaller Shaft For Efficient Strokes

June 23, 2016
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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
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2016 Hala Gear SUP Review

June 15, 2016
Hala Gear 2016 Review Hala Gear  is an owner / paddler  operated company, run by Peter Hall. We like to sell this brand for many reasons…they make the highest quality whitewater SUP’s and accessories available, have industry leading customer service, are priced competitively, perform at a very high level, and most of all are EXTREMELY… View Article
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ANDY O’BRIEN REVIEWS THE HALA ATCHA 86

June 9, 2016
2016 Hala Atcha 86 review As primarily a whitewater SUP paddler, inflatable boards are my go-to choice for the abuse of the river. In fact, the only scenario where I’m using a true ridged board is for surfing. The 2016 Hala lineup has really pushed the limits of what can be done with inflatable technology…. View Article
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2016 BADFISH RIVER SURFER 6’11” REVIEW

June 2, 2016
THE 2016 BADFISH RIVER SURFER – UPGRADED FOR 2016 The 2016 Badfish River Surfer 6’11” is new and improved for 16′. With the addition of a lighter and higher performance blank (foam core), and a carbon fiber + Innegra layup, the 2016 River Surfer 6’11” weighs in at just under 20 lbs. What does this… View Article
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2016 Dagger Nomad Review

May 10, 2016
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The Dagger Nomad has long been one of the top creek boats on the market. First introduced in the early 2000’s, the Nomad was revolutionary. From expeditions to big water to creeking to waterfalls, the Nomad could do it and do it well. Over the years, the boat developed a sort of cult following and… View Article