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2016 Dagger Axiom 9.0 Review – By Atom Crawford

February 4, 2016
Dagger Axiom 9.0 Review – Bigger, Better, Bolder… Back in the mid-late 90’s the Dagger RPM was everywhere. Every river was swarming with them. It was such a fun boat to stern squirt, surf, cartwheel (yup, I learned to cartwheel in a RPM), and run rivers in it as well – fun, fast and responsive…. View Article
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First Look: 2016 Astral Green Jacket

January 28, 2016
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2016 ASTRAL GREEN JACKET Over the course of the last few years, the Astral Green Jacket has established itself as a top-notch rescue PFD. Worn by everyone from the world’s top paddlers to rescue professionals to weekend warriors, the Green Jacket is a staple on the river. After the first major redesign around 2012, the… View Article

A Little Stoke for Your Afternoon

December 8, 2015
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Substantial Media House, the premier distributor of kayaking porn, recently released the first episode of a series covering their 2015 summer, spent in Norway. Norway is known for its beautiful scenery and numerous slides, and the first episode in the series does not disappoint. Like most other boaters, I am stoked for the release of… View Article
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The Old School Revolution and Why You Should Be a Part of It

November 12, 2015
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Hop on your local Craigslist page one day and search the term “kayak.” After you weed through all the Walmart specials, decked out fishing boats, 14 foot long sea kayaks and Sit-on-tops, you’ll be left with those in the whitewater genre. Set the price limit low, I’m talking like $200 (here in Colorado, anyways) and… View Article
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8 Holiday Gifts For The Whitewater Kayaker In Your Life

November 9, 2015
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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
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GREEN RACE TIPS FOR THE MID PACK PADDLER

November 5, 2015
By Nelson Jones It’s the most wonderful time of the year; Green Race season is finally upon us! Those five minutes of pain, stoke, fear and joy are the best of the entire year. I cannot think of a better place to be at high noon on the first Saturday of November. It’s hard to… View Article
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The Green Race 2015

November 3, 2015
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This is going to be CKS Online’s ongoing (for this week, anyways) blog on the Green Race, one of the most well-known and best events in kayaking. For 20 years now, the Green Race has brought out some of the world’s best paddlers to compete for The Glass, a handmade trophy, rather than money or… View Article
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CKS IN HOUSE REVIEW: WERNER ODACHI WHITEWATER PADDLE

October 9, 2015
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For over 50 years, Werner has been at the forefront of paddle design and innovation. With the recent release of the all new Werner Odachi, they have cemented themselves as a premier innovator in the whitewater industry. Werner took cues from previous paddle designs, as well as input from many of the world’s top paddlers,… View Article
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BADFISH STAND UP PADDLE COBRA 6’6″ REVIEW

July 6, 2015
The Badfish Cobra is a fun little board. If you’re looking for an excuse to add some carbon to your summer quiver, you may want to take a look at this SUP.
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KOKATAT MAXIMUS CENTURION REVIEW – BY KYLE SMITH

May 16, 2015
For those of us that love to carry far to much equipment in our PFDs, at some point, those carabineers, pulleys and candy bars will eventually bring us down. For you gear heads out there that like keeping your head above water, the Centurion Prime has arrived. Kokatat has re-engineered the ‘Maximus Prime’ and thrown some serious storage at us.